Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations / Edition 5

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Since the 1st edition of the Essentials of Fire Fighting was published, more than 2 million firefighters have been trained by this manual. Brady has joined forces with IFSTA to publish an expanded version that includes fire department operations such as first aid and hazardous materials. The 5th edition of Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations is correlated to the 2008 edition of NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, Levels I and II, and is widely accpeted as the standard of knowledge and skills measurement for all firefighters

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135151112
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 12/12/2007
  • Series: MyFireKit Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1440
  • Sales rank: 173,665
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

The entire Essentials of Fire Fighting manual is written by a single professional writer with more than four decades of fire service training experience. This ensures consistency of information throughout.

The entire manual is validated by a committee of subject matter experts, representing all levels of the fire service in North America. This ensures only truly recognized best practices are presented.

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Table of Contents

Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations

Chapter 1 Firefighter Orientation

Chapter 2 Firefighter Safety and Health

Chapter 3 Fire Behavior

Chapter 4 Building Construction

Chapter 5 Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment

Chapter 6 Portable Fire Extinguishers

Chapter 7 Ropes and Knots

Chapter 8 Rescue and Extrication

Chapter 9 Forcible Entry

Chapter 10 Ground Ladders

Chapter 11 Ventilation

Chapter 12 Water Supply

Chapter 13 Fire Hose

Chapter 14 Fire Streams

Chapter 15 Fire Control

Chapter 16 Fire Detection, Alarm, and Suppression Systems

Chapter 17 Loss Control

Chapter 18 Protecting Fire Scene Evidence

Chapter 19 Fire Department Communications

Chapter 20 Fire Prevention and Public Education

Chapter 21 Basic Prehospital Emergency Medical Care for Firefighters

Chapter 22 Introduction to Hazardous Materials

Chapter 23 Operations at Haz Mat Incidents

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Burning Ring of Fire!

    This book explains in depth everything a fire fighter will need to know to pursue this career and teach about this occupation. This is more of a text book for schools which explains everything from medical explanation to different types of ways buildings are constructed. The sole purpose of this book is to obviously learn the essentials of fire fighting. I would deffinatly reccomend this book to tech schools and fire fighting academies. If you are interested in learning about fire fighting you should deffinatly read this book.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

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    A comprehensive book from an authoritative source

    Danger, excitement and tragedy are all parts of being a firefighter. While this book covers each of those it goes in depth of the actual work of a firefighter making it invaluable to new recruits learning the job.

    Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations is a great preparation guide for anyone studying to pass a Firefighter I/II exam. It systematically walks the reader through the tasks required of firefighters, both on scene and at the firehouse. In addition it is a great resource for the fledgling firefighter to learn and understand the concepts behind firefighting, such as the fire tetrahedron and water flow.

    This book would be a great addition to any fire science library and a great tool for those studying/reviewing to pass a fire officer or certification exam.

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