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SHRINKWRAPPED MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE: DESCRIPTION: 400 Pages: Delmar Cengage Learning; 1 edition (December 20, 2002) : The First Responder Handbook: Fire Service Edition is an ... information-packed guide providing first responder education for fire service professionals. Written by emergency response experts and specifically designed for firefighters, this text presents information in a way that will feel familiar to anyone in the fire service. It covers safety for first responders, patient care principles, emergency response tactics, and even first responder actions for incidents involving terrorism. This street-smart book fulfills the U. S. Department of Transportation's requirements for first responder certification while offering firefighters valuable emergency medical training.Learning; 1 edition (December 20, 2002) : The First Responder Handbook: Fire Service Edition is an information-packed guide providing first responder education for fire service professionals. Written by emergency response experts and specifically designed for firefighters, this text presents information in a way that will feel familiar to anyone in the fire service. It covers safety for first responders, patient care principles, emergency response tactics, and even first responder actions for incidents involving terrorism. This street-smart book fulfills the U. S. Department of Transportation's requirements for first responder certification while offering firefighters valuable emergency medical training. Read more Show Less

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The First Responder Handbook: Fire Service Edition is an information-packed guide providing first responder education for fire service professionals. Written by emergency response experts and specifically designed for firefighters, this text presents information in a way that will feel familiar to anyone in the fire service. It covers safety for first responders, patient care principles, emergency response tactics, and even first responder actions for incidents involving terrorism. This street-smart book fulfills the U. S. Department of Transportation's requirements for first responder certification while offering firefighters valuable emergency medical training.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766839199
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/10/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrea Walter is a firefighter/technician with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and a life member and former officer of the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad. She has been active in the fire and emergency services community for over twenty years and has served as the Manager of the Commission on Fire Accreditation International for the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and assisted in a variety of projects with the National Volunteer Fire Council, Women in the Fire Service, and the United States Fire Administration.

Chris Edgar has been involved in emergency medical services for more than ten years. He has served as both a volunteer and a paid EMS professional and has held numerous positions in administrative and operational capacities. Chris is an experienced first responder instructor, providing classes in the Charleston, South Carolina, area. Mr. Edgar is currently a partner and training officer for Family Medical Transport, LLC, a private ambulance service.

Marty Rutledge is a Firefighter/Engineer and EMS Program Manager for Loveland Fire and Rescue in Loveland, Colorado. Marty is a member of the Fire Certification and Advisory Board to the Colorado Division of Fire Safety, serving also as the State First Responder program coordinator. He is also a member of the Colorado State Fire Fighter's Association and has over 11 years of fire and emergency services experience in both volunteer and career ranks. Marty also authored and served as technical expert for a supplementary firefighter training package for Delmar Learning's Firefighter's Handbook.

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Table of Contents

X Front and Back Matter 1 The First Responder 2 Emotional Issues and the First Responder 3 Safety and the First Responder 4 Legal and Ethical Issues 5 The Human Body 6 Lifting and Moving 7 Airway and Breathing 8 Patient Assessment 9 Circulation 10 Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) 11 Illnesses 12 Trauma 13 Injuries to Muscles and Bones 14 First Responders and Children 15 Pregnancy and Childbirth 16 First Responder and the Fire Service ALT 16 First Responder and Law Enforcement

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