Essentials of Firefighting and Emergency Response
Edition Featuring Information on Today's Fire Service Combined with
Current Hazardous Materials and Terrorism Coverage
By DelMar - Second Edition
Firefighter's Handbook: Essentials of Firefighting and
Emergency Response - 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
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
- A detailed correlation guide at the
beginning of the book breaks down the 2002 edition of the NFPA
1001 Standard into specific Job Performance Requirements, along
with the corresponding page number on which each item is covered
in the book.
- Dedicated, up-to-the-minute coverage is
given to advances in firefighter safety and operations, focusing
readers on the key principles that are crucial to staying alive
and well in the fire service.
- Up-to-date HazMat information features the
latest in chemicals and drug labs, as well as current safety
concerns when responding to HazMat incidents.
- Updated terrorism coverage fosters an
understanding of modern-day risks faced by emergency responders
and the importance of heightened awareness for safety from
occurrences of terrorism.
- New technology concerning communication
systems and the latest in thermal imaging keeps pace with
important developments affecting the fire service today.
History, Tradition & Development of the American Fire Service.
Organization, Command, and Control.
Communications & Alarms.
Personal Protective Clothing.
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus.
Portable Fire Extinguishers.
Fire Hose and Appliances.
Nozzles, Fire Streams and Foam.
Ropes and Knots.
Salvage, Overhaul and Fire Cause Determination.
Prevention, Public Education and Pre-Incident Planning.
Emergency Medical Services.
Hazardous Materials: Laws, Regulations, and Standards.
Hazardous Materials: Recognition and Identification.
Hazardous Material: Information Resources.
Protection for Hazardous Materials.
Hazardous Materials: Protective Actions.
Product Control and Air Monitoring.
960 Pages -
8-1/2 x 11 in.