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This full-color second edition features up-to-date, vital information on today's fire service combined with current hazardous materials and terrorism coverage -in one all-inclusive volume! Firefighter's Handbook: Essentials of Firefighting and Emergency Response 2E, highlights all the critical details that apply to the job of today's firefighter, from the basic requirements of Firefighter I and II, to hazardous materials awareness and operations, to incidents involving terrorism. The comprehensive format provides a welcome alternative to using numerous manuals to train students for the Firefighter I and II and Hazardous Operations levels. Clear and consistent content that is compliant with the 2002 edition of the NFPA 1001 Standard makes this a must-have training aid and resource for every firefighter.
History, Tradition & Development of the American Fire Service. Organization, Command, and Control. Communications & Alarms. Fire Behavior. Firefighter Safety. Personal Protective Clothing. Self Contained Breathing Apparatus. Portable Fire Extinguishers. Water Supply. Fire Hose and Appliances. Nozzles, Fire Streams and Foam. Protective Systems. Building Construction. Ladders. Ropes and Knots. Rescue Procedures. Forcible Entry. Ventilation. Fire Suppression. Salvage, Overhaul and Fire Cause Determination. Prevention, Public Education and Pre-Incident Planning. Emergency Medical Services. Firefighter Survival. Hazardous Materials: Laws, Regulations, and Standards. Hazordous Materials: Recognition and Identification. Hazardous Material: Information Resources. Protection for Hazardous Materials. Hazardous Materials: Protective Actions. Product Control and Air Monitoring. Terrorism Awareness.