Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

by John Norman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 159370061X

ISBN-13: 9781593700614

Pub. Date: 06/15/2005

Publisher: PennWell Corporation

Modern firefighting is a continually evolving science. New technologies are constantly being applied to the fire service, both from within and without. In the latest edition of this perennial favorite, author John Norman examines these new technologies and how they affect fireground tactics. He also details the new role firefighters play in homeland security. What is

Overview

Modern firefighting is a continually evolving science. New technologies are constantly being applied to the fire service, both from within and without. In the latest edition of this perennial favorite, author John Norman examines these new technologies and how they affect fireground tactics. He also details the new role firefighters play in homeland security. What is offered here is a guide for the firefighter and the fire officer who, having learned the basic mechanics of the trade, are now looking for specific methods for handling specific situations.

Features & Benefits:
• A new chapter addressing fires in garden apartments and townhouses, a growing problem throughout the country.
• A new chapter on the fire department's role in terrorism and homeland security -- the first fire service text to address the new roles first responders play in detecting, preventing, and responding to the newest threats America faces.
• The chapters on high rise office building fires and sections on building construction have been expanded to included the lessons learned from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593700614
Publisher:
PennWell Corporation
Publication date:
06/15/2005
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
452
Sales rank:
709,131
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: General firefighting tactics

• General principles of firefighting

• Size-up

• Engine company operations

• Hoseline selection, stretching, and placement

• Water supply

• Standpipe and sprinkler operations

• Ladder company operations

• Forcible entry

• Ventilation

• Search and rescue

Part II: Specific fire situations

• Firefighter safety and survival

• Private dwellings

• Multiple dwellings

• Garden apartments and townhouses

• Commercial buildings--Taxpayers

• High-rise office buildings

• Buildings under construction, renovation, demolition

• Fire-related emergencies: Incinerators, oil burners, gas leaks

• Collapse

• Fire department operations at potential terrorist acts

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