Synopses & Reviews
Discover what you need to know to obtain a career in fire service or fire protection! Written by a certified master instructor and hazardous materials specialist, this edition of Introduction to Fire Protection has been thoroughly updated based on the 2001 National Fire Codes, and includes the latest information on the Candidate Physical Ability test. A great resource for anyone considering a career in fire protection, this comprehensive orientation manual outlines entrance requirements in detail and provides meticulous coverage of fire-related subjects, such as: fire chemistry and physics, fire department administration, fire protection devices and equipment, emergency operations, and public and private support organizations. All statistics have been updated based on the latest National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) fire codes and ordinances as well as information available from The U.S. Fire Problem. This edition also features the latest incident command system information, plus an all-new section on Risk Management, one of the driving forces behind fire protection planning today. Progressively written, this book underscores the role of public education and prevention and its importance in the modern fire service. A directory of fire-related web sites is also provided in an appendix for readers who want to take advantage of the Internet to research educational opportunities, and fire service and/or fire protection job descriptions.
Discover the entire process of becoming a firefighter, beginning with an exploration of the requirements and career opportunities, as well as advice on how to succeed as a proactive member of the fire service. Thoroughly updated to the 2004 Edition of the NFPA fire codes and ordinances, Introduction to Fire Protection, 3E explores such cutting-edge issues as homeland security, goal setting and accomplishment, life safety initiatives, recent laws affecting firefighters, and more. Progressive information on fire protection in the community from both the planning and application standpoints offers readers a well-rounded view of the fire service's function in community risk reduction. Feauturing comprehensive coverage, this book provides all the necessary tools for individuals seeking a career in the fire service.
About the Author
Robert W. Klinoff is a nationally-certified Incident Commander and Safety Officer, a California Certified Chief Officer, a Master Instructor, and a National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer. A 35-year fire service veteran, he also is a retired Chief Deputy Fire Chief with the Kern County Fire Department. Klinoff teaches online and classroom courses in the areas of command, management, and safety in both structural and wildland firefighting. As an instructor for the state of California, he teaches Company Officer and Chief Officer level courses. He also serves as an adjunct faculty for the National Fire Academy, teaching Infection Control for Emergency Response Personnel, Managing Company Tactical Operations, and Chemistry of Hazardous Materials. Under the National Interagency Incident Qualifications System, he is certified as a Safety Officer, Division Supervisor, and Strike Team/Task Force Leader. In addition, Klinoff served as a Safety Officer on California Interagency Management Team 3, which received the Award for Excellence from the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture for their response efforts to the Pentagon incident on Sept. 11, 2001. Klinoff's background also includes experience as a firefighter, an ambulance driver, and a firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service,. He holds an associate of science degree in Fire Science from Columbia College and a bachelor's degree in Occupational Studies-Vocational Arts from California State University Long Beach. He is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Fire Technology Education and the Firefighter Selection Process Chapter 2. Fire Protection Career Opportunities Chapter 3. Public Fire Protection Chapter 4. Chemistry and Physics of Fire Chapter 5. Public and Private Support Organizations Chapter 6. Fire Department Resources Chapter 7. Fire Department Administration Chapter 8. Support Functions Chapter 9. Training Chapter 10. Fire Prevention Chapter 11. Codes and Ordinances Chapter 12. Fire Protection Systems and Equipment Chapter 13. Emergency Incident Management Chapter 14.Emergency Operations Appendix A. The U.S. Fire Protection Appendix B. Candidate Physical Ability Test Appendix C. Numerical Index - 2004 National Fire Codes Contents Appendix D. Alphabetical Index - 2004 National Fire Codes Index Appendix E. ICS Resource Typing and Strike Team Requirements Appendix F. Common Acronyms Appendix G. Metric Conversions Appendix H. Fire-Related Web Sites