Wildland Firefighting Practices / Edition 1

Wildland Firefighting Practices / Edition 1

by Joseph Lowe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0766801470

ISBN-13: 9780766801479

Pub. Date: 08/04/2000

Publisher: Cengage Learning


This well-illustrated book describes in detail all aspects of wildland firefighting. Written in a clear, "how-to" style by a seasoned fire officer, it provides a comprehensive explanation of all the skills a firefighter needs to operate effectively against any type of wildland blaze. Step-by-step photographs of actual operations make it easy for the user to

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This well-illustrated book describes in detail all aspects of wildland firefighting. Written in a clear, "how-to" style by a seasoned fire officer, it provides a comprehensive explanation of all the skills a firefighter needs to operate effectively against any type of wildland blaze. Step-by-step photographs of actual operations make it easy for the user to understand the material; illustrations and graphs reinforce the learning process. This book leaves readers with a complete understanding of the challenges they will face - and with the skills and confidence to meet the challenges of being a wildland firefighter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766801479
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/04/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents


Forward. Preface. Introduction. HOW WILDLAND FIRES ARE FOUGHT: Fire Apparatus. Handcrews. Bulldozers. Fixed Wing Aircraft. Helicopter. Tools and Equipment. Personal Protective Equipment. WILDLAND FIRE BEHAVIOR: Fuel Types. Weather. Topography. Predicting fire Behavior. Extreme Fire Behavior. SAFETY ON WILDLAND FIRES: Fire Behavior Situations that shout " Watch Out". Fireline Hazards. Working Around Aircraft. Working Around Bulldozers. The Fire Shelter. LCES. Fire Orders and 18 Situations that Shout " Watch Out". ENGINE COMPANY OPERATIONS: Use of Engine Companies. Hose Lays. Mobile Pumping. WATER SUPPLIES: Sources of Water Supply. Drafting Operations. HANDCREW OPERATIONS: Use of Handcrews. Tools and Equipment. BACKFIRE/BURNOUT BASICS: Introduction. Backfire and Burnout. Briefing Your Crew. Fuel, Weather, Topography Considerations. General Information. Ignition Techniques. USE OF BULLDOZERS. AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS: Fixed Wing Aircraft. Helicopters. CLASS A FOAM USAGE. TACTICS AND STRATEGY. FIGHTING FIRE IN THE URBAN INTERFACE. USE OF GPS AND MAPS. ICS SYSTEMS AND FORMS. APPENDIX: ICS flow Chart and Position Description. 13 Fuel Types. Wildland Hydraulic. BIBLIOGRAPHY. GLOSSARY. INDEX. How Wildland Fires Are Fought. Wildland Fire Behavior. Safety On Wildland Fires. Lces. Engine Company Operations. Water Supplies. Handcrew Operations. Backfire/Burnout Basics. Use Of Bulldozers. Aircraft Operations. Class A Foam Usage. Tactics And Strategy. Fighting Fire In The Urban Interface. Use Of Gps And Maps. Ics Systems And Forms. Appendices. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. Here''s the short version: How Wildland Fires Are Fought. Wildland Fire Behavior. Safety On Wildland Fires. Lces. Engine Company Operations. Water Supplies. Handcrew Operations. Backfire/Burnout Basics. Use Of Bulldozers. Aircraft Operations. Class A Foam Usage. Tactics And Strategy. Fighting Fire In The Urban Interface. Use Of Gps And Maps. Ics Systems And Forms. Appendices. Bibliography. Glossary. Index.

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