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Firefighter's Handbook : Essentials of Firefighting - Delmar Cengage Learning

Firefighter's Handbook

Essentials of Firefighting

Paperback Published: 10th April 2008
ISBN: 9781418073244
Number Of Pages: 896

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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!

"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

NFPA 1001 Correlation Guide
Overview of the History, Tradition, and Development of the American Fire Service
Fire Department Organization, Command, and Control
Communications and Alarms
Fire Behavior
Firefighter Safety
Personal Protective Clothing, Equipment, and Ensembles
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 Knot
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
Terrorism Awareness
Disaster and Large Incident Response
Acronymsp. 892
Glossaryp. 894
Additional Fire Titles from Delmarp. 909
Indexp. 915
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781418073244
ISBN-10: 1418073245
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 896
Published: 10th April 2008
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.6  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 1.93
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised