Synopses & Reviews
Since the 1st edition of the Essentials of Fire Fighting was published, more than 2 million firefighters have been trained by this manual. Brady has joined forces with IFSTA to publish an expanded version that includes fire department operations such as first aid and hazardous materials. The 5th edition of Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations is correlated to the 2008 edition of NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, Levels I and II, and is widely accpeted as the standard of knowledge and skills measurement for all firefighters.
Market-leading text for Fire Fighter I and Firefighter II training. Completely updated to meet NFPA 1001 objectives, the new 5e has been redesigned offering both students and instructors the most comprehensive package available.
The Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations manual is intended to provide the firefighter candidate with the information needed to meet the fire-related performance objectives in NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. The methods shown throughout the manual have been validated by the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) as accepted methods for accomplishing each task.
About the Author
The entire Essentials of Fire Fighting manual is written by a single professional writer with more than four decades of fire service training experience. This ensures consistency of information throughout.
The entire manual is validated by a committee of subject matter experts, representing all levels of the fire service in North America. This ensures only truly recognized best practices are presented.
Table of Contents
Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations
Chapter 1 Firefighter Orientation
Chapter 2 Firefighter Safety and Health
Chapter 3 Fire Behavior
Chapter 4 Building Construction
Chapter 5 Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment
Chapter 6 Portable Fire Extinguishers
Chapter 7 Ropes and Knots
Chapter 8 Rescue and Extrication
Chapter 9 Forcible Entry
Chapter 10 Ground Ladders
Chapter 11 Ventilation
Chapter 12 Water Supply
Chapter 13 Fire Hose
Chapter 14 Fire Streams
Chapter 15 Fire Control
Chapter 16 Fire Detection, Alarm, and Suppression Systems
Chapter 17 Loss Control
Chapter 18 Protecting Fire Scene Evidence
Chapter 19 Fire Department Communications
Chapter 20 Fire Prevention and Public Education
Chapter 21 Basic Prehospital Emergency Medical Care for Firefighters
Chapter 22 Introduction to Hazardous Materials
Chapter 23 Operations at Haz Mat Incidents