Firefighting Strategies and Tactics / Edition 1

Firefighting Strategies and Tactics / Edition 1

by James A. Angle, David Harlow, Michael Gala, William Lombardo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0766813444

ISBN-13: 9780766813441

Pub. Date: 11/29/2000

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This book offers comprehensive coverage of all firefighting strategies and tactics, from standard company responsibilities and assignments to specialized situational strategies and tactics. Written by a team of experienced fire service personnel representing a variety of geographic and professional viewpoints, students get first-hand knowledge of strategies and

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This book offers comprehensive coverage of all firefighting strategies and tactics, from standard company responsibilities and assignments to specialized situational strategies and tactics. Written by a team of experienced fire service personnel representing a variety of geographic and professional viewpoints, students get first-hand knowledge of strategies and tactics, whether it's fighting high-rise or wildland fires, from people who have been there. In a directed, logical format, this text takes students from basic concepts to the application of tactics and situational strategies for particular occupancies or types of fires. The student is presented with opportunities to get feedback on their progress every step of the way in each chapter. This text can be used in the college and university systems, as well as fire academies and fire departments for educating and training personnel in firefighting strategies and tactics, and it also serves as an excellent resource for fire department promotional exams.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766813441
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
11/29/2000
Series:
Fire Science Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION. Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, History of the Fire Service Strategies and Tactics, The FIrefighter's Role, Need to Know, Summary.CHAPTER 2: FIRE DYNAMICS. Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, The Chemistry of Fire, Physics of Fire, Fire Behavior, Smoke Behavior, Summary. CHAPTER 3: EXTINGUISHING AGENTS. Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Water, Flow, Types of Nozzles, Basic Hydraulic Review, Foams, Dry Chemical, Dry Powders, Other, Summary. SECTION 2: COMMON CONCEPTS: CHAPTER 4: INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS. Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, The need for and responsibility of the Incident Commander, NFPA Requirements, Fire Ground Command, National Interagency Incident Management System (NIMS), Unified Command, Standard Operating Procedures, Summary. CHAPTER 5: COMMAND AND CONTROL CONSIDERATIONS. Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Communications, Size-up, Incident Priorities, Strategic Goals, Tactic Objectives, Tactic Methods, Plan of Action, Pre-Incident Planning, Recognition Primed Decision Making, Summary. CHAPTER 6:FIREFIGHTER SAFETY. Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Review of Fireground Deaths and Injuries. Incident Scene Safety Concepts, The Interrelationship of Safety and the Incident Management System, Summary. CHAPTER 7:COMPANY OPERATIONS. Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Engine Company Operations, Ladder Company/Support Operations, Summary. CHAPTER 8: BUILT-IN FIRE PROTECTION. Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Sprinkler Systems: Wet Pipe Systems, Dry Pipe Systems, Pre-Action Systems, Deluge Systems, Residential Systems. Standpipe Systems, Special Extinguishing Systems, Fire Department Support of Private Fire Protection, Summary. CHAPTER 9: AFTER THE INCIDENT: Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Incident Termination, Post Incident Analysis, Reviewing and Updating Procedures, Summary. SECTION 3: STRUCTURAL FIRES CHAPTER 10:Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Common Types of Construction, Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Summary. CHAPTER 11: MULTI-FAMILY DWELLINGS. Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Common Types of Construction, Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Summary. CHAPTER 12: COMMERCIAL OCCUPANCIES: Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Common Types of Construction, Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Summary. CHAPPTER 13: PLACES OF ASSEMBLY: Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Common Types of Construction, Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Summary. CHAPTER 14: HIGH-RISE STRUCTURES: Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Common Types of Construction, Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Summary. SECTION 4: NON-STRUCTURAL FIRES: CHAPTER 15: VEHICLE FIRES: Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Common Types of Vehicle Fires, Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Summary. CHAPTER 16: WILDFIRES: Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, The Wildland Urban Interface, Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Summary. CHAPTER 17: OTHER TYPE FIRES AND STRUCTURES: Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Situations, Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Summary. CHAPTER 18: SPECIAL FIRES (BASIC INFORMATION): Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Types, Hazardous Materials: Hazards Encounteres, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Shipboard Fire: Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Railcar Fires:Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Aircraft Fires: Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Summary CHAPTER 19: APPLYING THE CONCEPTS, Simulations/Situations. Glossary, Appendices.

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