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Firefighting Strategies and Tactics
Teaches the Knowledge, Methods and Processes Used to Fight Fires as a Requirement for All Those in the Fire Service

By James A. Angle, David Harlow, Michael Gala, William Lombardo, Craig Maciuba - First Edition

Whether you're the newest recruit or the chief fire administrator, knowledge of the methods and processes used to fight fires is a necessary requirement of all those in the fire service.

This book is your complete source for learning 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, you'll 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 logical, easy-to-follow manner, you'll progress from basic concepts to the application of tactics and situational strategies for particular occupancies or types of fires, presented in a fashion that can be universally applied in all areas of the country, rural to urban.

So whether you want to learn essential firefighting skills or advance within your company, Firefighting Strategies and Tactics is the book for you!

Product Benefits:

  • Diverse team of authors, all experienced firefighters, offer a wide range of experience and first-hand knowledge of a variety of firefighting situations.
  • Case reviews at the beginning of each chapter allow readers to compare specific actual events to chapter material enhancing the learning process
  • Self-study questions and suggested activities at the end of each chapter challenge readers and help them apply material learned to real world situations.
  • Situational strategies and tactics cover a wide variety of occupancies and fire types, including structural, vehicle, outside structural, and wildland fires.
  • Exclusive coverage of specialized incidents includes hazardous materials, shipboard, aircraft, and railcar fires
  • Numerous photos, charts, and illustrations highlight key concepts and facilitate learning

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.

CHAPTER 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.

512 Pages - 8 x 9-1/4 in.

Firefighting Strategies and Tactics - Cengage Learning - DE-0766813444 - ISBN: 0766813444 - ISBN-13: 9780766813441
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Firefighting Strategies and Tactics - Cengage Learning - DE-0766813444 - ISBN: 0766813444 - ISBN-13: 9780766813441
Hardcover, 512 pages