Synopses & Reviews
This comprehensive text is an ideal building block for aspiring fire officers and an essential review for experienced command officers. Incident command requires background knowledge and application skills in all phases of strategy and tactics - knowing what needs to be done as well as the how it is going to be accomplished. An important element of this book is the use of case studies based on actual incidents to show the applications of the theories to real world situations. The authors' myriad experiences in all phases of the operational fire service are included to detail the command operations from the company level to major alarms. The book uses a clear, systematic approach correlating with the course objectives of Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education enabling it to be used by all levels of fire fighters and fire officers.
About the Author
James Angle is Fire Chief for the Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Department in Pinellas County, Florida with 35 years of experience in firefighting and emergency services in departments large and small. An adjunct faculty member at St. Petersburg College in the Fire Science and Public Safety Administration programs, he has taught at the community college, university, and fire academy levels for 25 years. Chief Angle is a past member of the Florida Employment Standards and Training Council, former president of the Pinellas County Fire Chief Association, and was named Florida's Fire Chief of the Year for 2010/2011. Currently the legislative co-chair for the Florida Fire Chiefs Association, Chief Angle has a Master's Degree in Business and Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science and Safety Engineering. David Harlow is currently the Eastern Region Fire Division Manager for Rimkus Consulting Group. He retired as a Division Chief for the Fairborn Fire Department in suburban Dayton, Ohio, and formerly served as Fire Chief in Lighthouse Point, Florida. An Executive Fire Officer, he has significant firsthand and research experience in fireground operations and incident command, and taught Fire Science and Safety Risk Management at Sinclair Community College. Mr. Harlow has an Associate's Degree in Fire Engineering, Bachelor's Degree in Fire Administration, and a Master's Degree in Urban Administration. Bill Lombardo is Training Chief for South Trail Fire Rescue in Florida. In addition to training and education responsibilities at the department and fire academy level, he serves on the Florida Firefighters Employment, Standards, and Training Council. Mr. Lombardo's expertise with incident command and initial fire scene operations stems from a long career as an engine company lieutenant in response areas comprised of dwellings, commercial buildings, mid-rise complexes, and the wildland urban interface. He is an Executive Fire Officer graduate, and holds an Associate's Degree in Fire Science and a Bachelor's Degree in Management. Mr. Lombardo will complete his Master's Degree in Administration in 2012. Craig Maciuba is the Division Chief of Personnel and Administration for Palm Harbor Fire Rescue in Florida. He also serves as Commander of the Pinellas County Hazardous Materials Response Team. Broad experience in incident command, initial fire scene operations, and hazardous materials operations informs his many educational and training responsibilities at the fire department and fire academy levels. Mr. Maciuba is an Executive Fire Officer and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety Administration. Michael Gala is a Fire Department Captain with noteworthy experience as a fire officer for the renowned FDNY. Especially well-versed in engine and truck company functions, and operations in multi-story buildings, his teaching experience includes training fire service personnel at the New York City Fire Department Training Academy. Mr. Gala is currently assigned to one of the busiest ladder companies in New York City. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fire Service Administration and a Master's Degree in Protection Management.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Fire Dynamics. Extinguishing Agents. Incident Management Systems. Command and Control Considerations. Firefighter Safety. Company Operations. Built-In Fire Protection. After the Incident. One and Two Family Dwellings. Mobile Homes. Multi-Family Dwellings. Commercial Occupancies. Places of Assembly. High Rise Buildings. Vehicle Fires. Wildfires. Special Fires. Applying the Concepts.