Synopses & Reviews
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.
Discover the entire process of becoming a firefighter, from what one must know and do to the various jobs available in today?s fire service. Updated to the latest NFPA fire codes and ordinances, Introduction to Fire Protection, 3rd Edition 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 and within local government. Topics include fire chemistry and physics, department resources, training and prevention, incident management, and firefighter safety.
Now in a striking four-color format, Introduction To Fire Protection, 4E reflects the latest FESHE outlines and NFPA fire codes and ordinances as it provides all the necessary tools for individuals seeking a career in the fire service. Written by a widely respected firefighter instructor and authority, this comprehensive resource emphasizes the vital skills needed by successful firefighters. It includes up-to-the-minute coverage of incident effectiveness, customer service, physical fitness, training, and fire prevention. It also covers such cutting-edge issues as homeland security, goal setting, life safety initiatives, recent laws affecting firefighters, fire fighter emergency decision making, and other developments straight from the field.
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