Synopses & Reviews
Welcome to the world of firefighting! This comprehensive training manual provides you with need to know information critical for development of Firefighter I and II skills, as well as practical advice necessary for proficiency on the job. Meeting 100% of the 2008 NFPA Standard 1001, this new edition seeks to meet and exceed the requirements for firefighting training in order to lead candidates to success on the certification exam, as well as serve as a handy reference for refresher training. Thoroughly revised by a team of respected experts in the fire service, Firefighter's Handbook: Firefighting and Emergency Response, Third Edition, touches on new practices, technology and initiatives that are a consideration for all firefighters. Current topics include a new chapter on large incident and disaster response, as well as new information on fire life safety initiatives, managing air supply and performing emergency checks, predicting building collapse, GPS technology, thermal imaging use in search and rescue, new considerations for terrorism response, and much more! With a reader-friendly approach, this book is a valuable resource for all fire departments, academies and colleges conducting initial and refresher firefighter training.
"The requirements for any course taught is that it at least must meet the appropriate NFPA Standard. This book does meet and in many cases exceeds that required amount of knowledge...It is obvious that these chapters were updated by subject matter experts and include the latest information...they are current, relevant, and up to date."~ Philip Oakes, Training Division Manager, State of Wyoming Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety, Cheyenne, WY
"I felt that the chapters provided the necessary information to meet current NFPA Standards while providing a sold foundation in the basic firefighting skills and responsibilities...based on the content, currency and fresh approach, I would definitely utilize this manual in my classes."~Battalion Chief S.R. Hunter, City of Bethany Fire Department, Bethany, OK
'This full-color second edition features up-to-date, vital information on today\'s fire service combined with current hazardous materials and terrorism coverage -in one all-inclusive volume! Firefighter\'s Handbook: Essentials of Firefighting and Emergency Response 2E, highlights all the critical details that apply to the job of today\'s firefighter, from the basic requirements of Firefighter I and II, to hazardous materials awareness and operations, to incidents involving terrorism. The comprehensive format provides a welcome alternative to using numerous manuals to train students for the Firefighter I and II and Hazardous Operations levels. Clear and consistent content that is compliant with the 2002 edition of the NFPA 1001 Standard makes this a must-have training aid and resource for every firefighter.'
Table of Contents
NFPA 1001, NFPA 472, and JPR Correlation Guides. History, Tradition, and Development of the American Fire Service. Fire Dept Organization, Command, and Control. Communications and Alarms. Fire Behavior. Firefighter Safety. Personal Protective Clothing and Ensembles. Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus. Portable Fire Extinguishers. Water Supply. Fire Hose and Appliances. Nozzles, Fire Streams, and Foam. Protective Systems. Building Construction. Ladders. Ropes and Knots. Rescue Procedures. Forcible Entry. Ventilation. Fire Suppression. Salvage, Overhaul, and Fire Cause Determination. Prevention, Public Education, and Pre-Incident Planning. EMS. Firefighter Survival. HazMat: Laws, Regulations, and Standards. HazMat: Recognition and Identification. HazMat: Information Resources. HazMat: Personal Protective Equipment. HazMat: Protective Actions. Product Control and Air Monitoring. Terrorism Awareness. Large Incident and Disaster Response.