Firefighter's Handbook: Essentials of Firefighting / Edition 3

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The knowledge and skills you need - the way you need it. That is what Firefighter's Handbook: Essentials of Firefighting, Third Edition aims to provide with this new edition of our basic book. Consisting of the newly revised information that is offered in the Firefighting & Emergency Response book, this version of the Firefighter's Handbook removes the hazardous materials related content, providing a more affordable option for those departments, academies and schools in which hazardous materials is taught in a separate course. Current firefighting topics include a new chapter on large incident and disaster response, as well as new information on fire life safety initiatives, managing air supply and performing emergency checks, predicting building collapse, GPS technology, thermal imaging use in search and rescue, new considerations for terrorism response, and much more!

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Editorial Reviews

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"The manual is very well-written and provides the fire service with an all-encompassing textbook that moves a person that is interested in the fire service to someone that is proficient with the knowledge and skills to become a firefighter."~Todd W. Haines, Fire Protection Engineer, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX

"Material is presented in an easy to read intuitive manner backed up with a lot of photographs and diagrams showing how to do the procedures described. The text not only explains what to do, but why to do it…[and] does a good job of including updated information from the latest standards and technology."~Howard Sykes, Assistant Chief, Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department, Durham, NC

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418073244
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/10/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 896
  • Sales rank: 310,767
  • Product dimensions: 10.84 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.46 (d)

Table of Contents

NFPA 1001 Correlation Guide

1 Overview of the History, Tradition, and Development of the American Fire Service

2 Fire Department Organization, Command, and Control

3 Communications and Alarms

4 Fire Behavior

5 Firefighter Safety

6 Personal Protective Clothing, Equipment, and Ensembles

7 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

8 Portable Fire Extinguishers

9 Water Supply

10 Fire Hose and Appliances

11 Nozzles, Fire Streams, and Foam

12 Protective Systems

13 Building Construction

14 Ladders

15 Ropes and Knot

16 Rescue Procedures

17 Forcible Entry

18 Ventilation

19 Fire Suppression

20 Salvage, Overhaul, and Fire Cause Determination

21 Prevention, Public Education, and Pre-Incident Planning

22 Emergency Medical Services

23 Firefighter Survival

24 Terrorism Awareness

25 Disaster and Large Incident Response

Acronyms 892

Glossary 894

Additional Fire Titles from Delmar 909

Index 915

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