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Strategy of Firefighting


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Publisher Comments:

This is a "how to" book written by a "know how" person for anyone who practices firefighting strategy. Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn is passing on to the next generation of firefighters the lessons ("strategy summaries") he learned from his years of firefighting experience. He describes firefighting strategies for the most common types of fire scenarios and identifies specific firefighting problems presented to an incident commander by occupancy and construction type. More importantly, he explains firefighting solutions and offers firefighting plans, standard procedures, action plans, ideas, guidelines, explanations, key steps, and systems of firefighting procedures. This book is not about tactics. It's about strategy & plans of firefighting, logical ways to solve problems at fires.

Book News Annotation:

Dunn, a 42-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York, describes firefighting strategies for the most common types of fire scenarios, including private dwellings, strip malls, row houses, restaurant kitchens, warehouses, grass and brush fires, and terrorist explosions. Also identified are specific firefighting problems and solutions that each occupancy and construction type presents to an incident commander. Worst-case scenarios from the author's experience are given as examples of what not to do. The book includes firefighting plans, standard operating procedures, action plans, guidelines, and key steps. B&w photos and a glossary are also included. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn (retired) is a 42-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). Chief Dunn is a recognized authority on firefighting and the recipient of many awards acknowledging his achievements—"Man of the Year" (1990) by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers; the Edward W. Whalen Award (l995) by the New York City, Fire Safety Director's Association; a Lifetime Achievement Award (1999) by Fire Engineering Magazine; and the Lifetime Achievement Award (2000) by the New York City Fire Department.

Chief Dunn is a contributing editor with Firehouse Magazine and FDNY's publication WNYF and the author of a number of textbooks: Collapse of Burning Buildings, Safety and Survival on the Fireground, and Command and Control of Fires and Emergencies. He developed and taught a number of courses for the FDNY, the FBI and the National Fire Academy and currently teaches at John Jay College, City University of New York. He has a master's degree in urban studies, a bachelor's degr

Table of Contents


Strategy for the 21st Century

Preplanning Strategy

Size-up Strategy

Wood Dwelling Firefighting Strategy

Strip Store Firefighting Strategy

Row Dwelling Firefighting Strategy

Place of Worship Firefighting Strategy

Restaurant Kitchen Firefighting Strategy

Truss Building Firefighting Strategy

Stair and Hall Firefighting Strategy

Cellar Firefighting Strategy

Apartment House Firefighting Strategy

High Rise Residence Firefighting Strategy

Heavy Timber Factory Firefighting Strategy

Noncombustible Type II Warehouse Firefighting Strategy

High Rise Office Building Firefighting Strategy

Grass and Brush Firefighting Strategy

Vacant Building Firefighting Strategy

Terrorism Explosion Firefighting Strategy

Hose Placement Strategy

Strategy for Stopping Fire Spread

Strategy for Opposing Hose Lines

Strategy for Venting and Non-Venting

Strategy for Searching at Fires

Strategy for Evacuating People at Fires

Strategy for Master Streams

Strategy for Explosion Investigation

Strategy for Collapse Size Up

Strategy for Collapse Search and Rescue

Strategy for Fireground Safety

Strategy to Prevent Rekindle

Strategy Errors

Secondary Strategies

Strategy Misconceptions

Strategy for Post Fire Investigations

Glossary of Terms

Product Details

Dunn, Vincent
Fire Engineering Books
Fire Science
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Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
11 x 8 in

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