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Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics

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Publisher Comments:

Modern firefighting is a continually evolving science. New technologies are constantly being applied to the fire service, both from within and without. In the latest edition of this perennial favorite, author John Norman examines these new technologies and how they affect fireground tactics. He also details the new role firefighters play in homeland security. What is offered here is a guide for the firefighter and the fire officer who, having learned the basic mechanics of the trade, are now looking for specific methods for handling specific situations.

Synopsis:

Aimed at firefighters and fire officers, provides information on modern firefighting tactics.

Table of Contents

pt. 1. General firefighting tactics. [ch.] 1. General principles of firefighting ; [ch.] 2. Size-up ; [ch.] 3. Engine company operations ; [ch.] 4. Hoseline selection, stretching, and placement ; [ch.] 5. Water supply ; [ch.] 6. Sprinkler systems and standpipe operations ; [ch.] 7. Ladder company operations ; [ch.] 8. Forcible entry ; [ch.] 9. Ventilation ; [ch.] 10. Search and rescue — pt. 2. Specific fire situations. [ch.] 11. Firefighter safety and survival ; [ch.] 12. Private dwellings ; [ch.] 13. Multiple dwellings ; [ch.] 14. Garden apartment and townhouse fires ; [ch.] 15. Store fires--taxpayers and strip malls ; [ch.] 16. High-rise office buildings ; [ch.] 17. Buildings under construction, renovation, and demolition ; [ch.] 18. Fire-related emergencies : incinerators, oil burners, gas-leaks ; [ch.] 19. Structural collapse ; [ch.] 20. Fire department roles in terrorism and homeland security.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781122090285
Publisher:
PennWell
Subject:
Fire Science
Author:
Norman, John
Subject:
Fire extinction
Subject:
United States, Europe
Subject:
firefighting, fire officer, fire chief, fire engineering, fire science
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Safety-Fire
Subject:
Reference-Student Guides
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050615
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
452

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