Synopses & Reviews
The knowledge and skills you need - the way you need it. That is what Firefighter's Handbook: Essentials of Firefighting, Third Edition aims to provide with this new edition of our basic book. Consisting of the newly revised information that is offered in the Firefighting and Emergency Response book, this version of the Firefighter's Handbook removes the hazardous materials related content, providing a more affordable option for those departments, academies and schools in which hazardous materials is taught in a separate course. Current firefighting 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!
"The manual is very well-written and provides the fire service with an all-encompassing textbook that moves a person that is interested in the fire service to someone that is proficient with the knowledge and skills to become a firefighter."~Todd W. Haines, Fire Protection Engineer, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX
"Material is presented in an easy to read intuitive manner backed up with a lot of photographs and diagrams showing how to do the procedures described. The text not only explains what to do, but why to do it...[and] does a good job of including updated information from the latest standards and technology."~Howard Sykes, Assistant Chief, Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department, Durham, NC
This innovative book answers the call of departments and training centers for more options when selecting materials for firefighter certification classes. This new briefer version of Delmar Learning?s Firefighter's Handbook features important and up-to-date information for fire service professionals without the related topic of hazardous materials. It covers the critical details that apply to the job of today's firefighter and meets the requirements of the 2002 edition of NFPA standard 1001, when taught in conjunction with a Hazmat course meeting NFPA standard 472 Ops+ level. The book is a lower cost resource for fire departments, academies and schools in which hazardous materials are taught in a separate course with separate learning materials.
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Table of Contents
History, Tradition and Development of the American Fire Service. Organization, Command, and Control. Communications and Alarms. Fire Behavior. Firefighter Safety. Protective Clothing. Protective Breathing Apparatus. Portable Extinguishers. Water Supply. Fire Hoses and Appliances. Fire Streams. Protective Systems. Building Construction. Ladders. Ropes and Knots. Rescue Procedures. Forcible Entry. Ventilation. Fire Suppression.Salvage, Cause Determination, and Overhaul. Fire Prevention and Education. Firefighter Survival. Terrorism Awareness.