Synopses & Reviews
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.
"This book is solid. It does an excellent job in covering HazMat, which has been neglected for far too long. It also
covers the standard at a good depth, not too complicated but not superficial either. The book is formatted well, easy
to read, and the street-smart tips are very beneficial." ' Attila Hertelendy, Instructor, University of Nevada,
Fire Science Academy, Carlin, NV
Firefighter's Handbook: Essentials of Firefighting and Emergency Response is the newest full-color, comprehensive book detailing the job of today's firefighter. Beginning with the basic requirements of Firefighter I + II, and including extensive information on subjects such as Hazardous Materials and Terrorism, this is the most up-to-date and relevant book on the market. It was written by a variety of experts with many years of practical as well as training experience. The all-in-one format of the book provides a new alternative to using several different manuals to train students for the Firefighter I + II and Hazardous Materials Operations levels. Clear and consistent coverage throughout the book will make this resource a must-have for every firefighter!
Table of Contents
History, Tradition and Development of the American Fire Service. Organization, Command, and Control. Communications and Alarms. Fire Behavior. Firefighter Safety. Personal Protective Clothing. 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. Emergency Medical Services. Firefighter Survival. Hazardous Materials: Laws, Regulations, and Standards. Hazordous Materials: Recognition and Identification. Hazardous Material: Information Resources. Protection for Hazardous Materials. Hazardous Materials: Protective Actions. Product Control and Air Monitoring. Terrorism Awareness.