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Fire Department Incident Safety Officer

Fire Department Incident Safety Officer Author David W. Dodson
ISBN-10 9781284041958
Release 2015-08-21
Pages 384
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The third edition of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest trends, information, and best-practices needed by current and aspiring Incident Safety Officers (ISO’s). Developed in partnership with the Fire Department Safety Officer’s Association and based on the 2015 Edition of NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications, this authoritative resource focuses uniquely on the roles, responsibilities, and duties for fire service officers assigned to the incident command staff position of safety officer. From smoke reading to alternative energy sources to green construction buildings, Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, Third Edition is loaded with up-to-date information needed to keep fire department members safe, including: A new chapter dedicated to the Incident Safety Officer at Training Drills and Special Events Entire chapters devoted to important topics like reading smoke, reading buildings,



Exam Prep

Exam Prep Author Ben A. Hirst
ISBN-10 0763728462
Release 2005-06
Pages 106
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Designed to thoroughly prepare you for a Fire Department Safety Officer certification, promotion, or training examination.



Incident safety officer

Incident safety officer Author National Fire Academy
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112045169627
Release 1999
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Incident Safety Officer

Incident Safety Officer Author David W. Dodson
ISBN-10 0766803635
Release 1998-08-01
Pages 80
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This book provides a detailed, street-tested approach to working as an incident safety officer. It is divided into two key sections. The first provides a solid foundation of key topic information as well as a guide to developing an effective fire department safety incident officer program. Section Two presents an action model that will help incident safety officers make a difference at the incident scene. Sample checklists and standard operating procedures are also included.



Chief Officer Principles and Practice

Chief Officer  Principles and Practice Author Iafc
ISBN-10 9781449652579
Release 2011-08-08
Pages 308
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The Complete Fire Officer III and IV Training Solution! Chief officers need to know how to make the transition from company officer to chief officer. Chief Officer: Principles and Practice is designed to help make the transition from company officer to chief officer a smooth evolution. Covering the entire scope of Levels III and IV from the 2009 Edition of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chief Officer combines current content with dynamic features and interactive technology to better support instructors and to help prepare future chief officers to become problem-solving leaders for their organizations. Chief Officer: Principles and Practice has a clear focus on instilling fire fighter safety throughout an organization s culture. Reducing fire fighter injuries and deaths requires the dedicated efforts of every fire fighter, fire officer, and fire department. The entire fire community must work together to achieve one common goal: to ensure that everyone goes home. Chief officers therefore set the tone for safety in their organization, and this textbook embraces that philosophy. It is with this goal in mind that the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, developed by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, are integrated throughout the text. The features in this textbook will help students take that extra step toward becoming outstanding chief officers. These features include: Scenario-Based Learning. You Are the Chief Officer and Chief Officer in Action are found in each chapter to encourage and foster critical thinking skills. Practical Tips for the Chief Officer. Chief Officer Tips and Voices of Experience essays are integrated into each chapter to provide helpful advice from experienced chief officers. Level IV Job Performance Requirements. Fire Officer Level IV content is highlighted to discern Level III JPRs from Level IV. Walk the Talk. Additional activities encourage students to take what they have learned in the chapter and apply it to their own department."



Fire Officer Field Guide

Fire Officer Field Guide Author Paul LeSage
ISBN-10 1890495433
Release 2012-03
Pages 102
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Whether You Are A Command Officer Or A Beginning Fire Fighter, The Fire Officer Field Guide™ Will Prove To Be An Essential Tool Throughout Your Career. This Guide Includes Rapid-Use Checklists For Safe Operational Behaviors, Situational Awareness Tips, RIT Team Activation, Mayday And Rescue Procedures, Incident Command With The Latest NIMS Developments, Hazmat Section With Updated Chemical Characteristics, MCI, Tactical Tips, An Updated Emergency Medical Section, And More. The Fire Officer Field Guide™ Provides Instant Access To Critical Information In An Easy-To-Use Checklist Format. At Only 3"X5," This Guide Fits In Your Pocket, Is Waterproof, Alcohol-Fast And “Street Tough.” This Guide Covers: Rules Of Engagement National ICS Profiles Updated Fire Strategy / Tactics Improved Operations Center Guidelines Mayday And Fire Fighter Rescue Evacuation And Abandon Structure Enhanced WMD And Hazmat Response Special Rescue Situations Incident Command System Updated EMS Section Water Supply And Friction Loss



The Art of Reading Buildings

The Art of Reading Buildings Author John Mittendorf
ISBN-10 9781593703424
Release 2015-01-07
Pages 444
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The Art of Reading Buildings focuses on the practical art of reading a building and applying its positive and negative attributes in developing a size-up for fireground operations that center on structure fires. First-due company officers, incident commanders, and safety officers will appreciate the practical “street-wise” lessons captured in the book. Chief officers, training officers, engineers, firefighters, and fire science degree candidates will benefit from the wide range of building construction topics covered in this text. Features include: • Understand the technical and practical aspects of building construction • Learn on-the-spot building construction assessment using the authors’ custom Rapid Street-Read Guides • Develop a quick construction size-up for immediate application to fireground operations • Recognize firefighter traps in newer and alternative construction methods • This text covers objectives for the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Building Construction for Fire Protection course



Hazardous Materials Incidents

Hazardous Materials Incidents Author Steven M. DeLisi
ISBN-10 9781593700713
Release 2006
Pages 259
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First responders who arrive on scene of a hazardous materials incident may be assigned to an engine, ladder truck, rescue, or ambulance with very little sophisticated HAZMAT equipment. Despite these limitations, their actions during the initial response will often set the stage for the success or failure of the entire event. Many incidents start out as minor “routine” events that suddenly escalate when something goes terribly wrong. Perhaps first responders did not anticipate the involvement of hazardous materials in a response to a rear-end collision involving two passenger vehicles, an EMS call at a residence for difficulty breathing, or a trash fire. That is until it was too late! First responders, despite their best intentions, can quickly become part of any hazardous materials problem. The results can be first responders who are killed or seriously injured, or those who suffer devastating illnesses years after exposure to a hazardous material. Even if you have hours of training on hazardous materials response, this book will provide every reader with… • Practical advice based on the real-life experiences of first responders • A one-stop source on topics such as atmospheric monitors and class B foam • Steps to managing “routine” incidents to prevent them from becoming disasters • Limitations of federal hazardous materials regulations you need to know • Real-world examples of first responders who won (or lost) the battle with hazardous materials First responders who arrive on scene of a hazardous materials incident may be assigned to an engine, ladder truck, rescue, or ambulance with very little sophisticated HAZMAT equipment. Despite these limitations, their actions during the initial response will often set the stage for the success or failure of the entire event. Many incidents start out as minor “routine” events that suddenly escalate when something goes terribly wrong. Perhaps first responders did not anticipate the involvement of hazardous materials in a response to a rear-end collision involving two passenger vehicles, an EMS call at a residence for difficulty breathing, or a trash fire. That is until it was too late! First responders, despite their best intentions, can quickly become part of any hazardous materials problem. The results can be first responders who are killed or seriously injured, or those who suffer devastating illnesses years after exposure to a hazardous material. Even if you have hours of training on hazardous materials response, this book will provide every reader with… • Practical advice based on the real-life experiences of first responders • A one-stop source on topics such as atmospheric monitors and class B foam • Steps to managing “routine” incidents to prevent them from becoming disasters • Limitations of federal hazardous materials regulations you need to know • Real-world examples of first responders who won (or lost) the battle with hazardous materials



Company Officer

Company Officer Author Clinton Smoke
ISBN-10 9781435427259
Release 2009-10-21
Pages 464
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Based on the 2009 Edition of NFPA 1021, STANDARD FOR FIRE OFFICER PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, the third edition of Company Officer provides vital information for those who seek certification as Fire Officer I or II. Learning objectives in this new edition were validated by a committee of experts from the field to ensure that the content meets the intent of the Standard and highlights contents for each of these two officer levels. Content was thoroughly reviewed and updated to reflect new technology, practices, and terminology to remain current in the field as well as to focus on issues critical to the fire officer today budgeting, labor management, legal implications of actions, and more. In the tradition of previous editions, Company Officer, Third Edition continues to provide valuable insight and advice for aspiring and current fire officers alike. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Fire Apparatus Operator Pumper

Fire Apparatus Operator  Pumper Author Thomas Sturtevant
ISBN-10 9781435438620
Release 2011-01-21
Pages 464
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Practical and straight-forward, including all new step-by-step skills, FIRE APPARATUS OPERATOR: PUMPER, 3rd EDITION meets the intent of Chapter 5 of the NFPA 1002, 2009 Edition. Boasting a full-color design with enhanced photos and graphics, the third edition steps the reader through the basics of driving, pump operations and maintenance before moving on to the specifics of hydraulics and the calculations required for on scene operations. With expanded coverage on safe driving practices and driver requirements as well as a special section on rural pump operations, this book is a necessary training manual for aspiring driver/operators as well as a handy resource for practicing pump operators. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Safety and Survival on the Fireground

Safety and Survival on the Fireground Author Vincent Dunn
ISBN-10 9781593703493
Release 2015-08-20
Pages 456
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Chief Dunn—the recipient of FDNY's Lifetime Achievement Award—has updated his classic book on how to identify and survive hazards on the fireground. Dunn attempts to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries year after year by describing the 15 most dangerous tactics and the 13 most recurring fire and explosion environmental dangers, ranked by degree of danger and frequency of occurrence. This indispensable book will help keep every first responder, firefighter, and fire officer out of harm’s way. It is a must-read and reread for every firefighter who responds to fires and emergencies, every company officer who commands a fire company, and every incident commander or safety officer who is responsible for the safety of firefighters on the fireground. NEW TO THIS EDITION • Examination of “aggressive interior firefighting attack” and “nonaggressive attack” • Discussion of risk intensity and risk frequency at the fireground • Visual representation and discussion of the NIST five-stage time/temperature fire growth curve showing temperatures before and after firefighter venting • Coverage of the Columbia University Capstone Project: FDNY Property Saved Indicator, with a formula to quickly calculate the dollar amount of property saved at a structure fire • Updated statistics, graphs, and charts



Risk Management in the Fire Service

Risk Management in the Fire Service Author Steven S. Wilder
ISBN-10 0912212632
Release 1997
Pages 110
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Risk management is the responsible supervision of an activity, operation, or process so as to minimize the potential for loss and to maximize safety for all those involved. This book defines risk management and the aspects of loss including safety committees, accident investigation, risk management on the fireground, and the issues surrounding sexual harassment. Learn how to manage these problems, avoiding confrontation and possible risk exposure in the future with specific examples of common departmental loss. Contents: Risk management defined The nature of loss The five-step risk management process Methods of managing risk The safety committee Incedent investigation Managing risks and emergency operations Risk management and the quality management program Putting it all together Sexual harassment in the fire service Studies in case law Common departmental loss exposures.



Building Construction for the Fire Service

Building Construction for the Fire Service Author Francis L. Brannigan
ISBN-10 0763748854
Release 1992-01-01
Pages 667
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Protect against the life-threatening dangers of building collapse! Brannigan's book can save your life! Extensively updated, revised, and expanded, this 3rd edition text shows you how to recognize the signs of building collapse before it happens--so you can get out while there's still time. You'll be informed about critical topics such as: The toxic combustion products of vermin- and moisture-resistant treated wood The outcome of multi-million-dollar lawsuits involving some fire-retardant treated plywood The total collapse hazard to post-tensioned concrete buildings under construction The dynamics of the "stack effect", and more! Photographs and illustrations help you visualize key concepts, so you can spot dangers on the job. A "must" for fire fighters, engineers, and all those concerned with building collapse, this book gives you the facts you need to avoid construction hazards. Work smart... order today!



Essentials of Fire Fighting

Essentials of Fire Fighting Author International Fire Service Training Association
ISBN-10 0879391499
Release 1998-01
Pages 716
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This manual is designed to provide the firefighter candidate with the information needed to meet the fire-related performance objectives in NFPA 1001, Levels I and II. Contents: Firefighter orientation and safety Fire behavior Building construction Firefighter personal protective equipment Portable extinguishers Ropes and knots Rescue and extrication Forcible entry Ground ladders Ventilation Water supply Fire hose Fire streams Fire control Fire detection, alarm, and suppression systems Loss control Protective evidence for fire cause determination Fire department communications Fire prevention and public fire education.



Hazardous Materials Managing the Incident

Hazardous Materials  Managing the Incident Author Gregory G. Noll
ISBN-10 9781449632830
Release 2012-12-15
Pages 416
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A Complete Training Solution for Hazardous Materials Technicians and Incident Commanders! In 1982, the authors Mike Hildebrand and Greg Noll, along with Jimmy Yvorra, first introduced the concept of the Eight-Step Process© for managing hazardous materials incidents when their highly regarded manual, Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident was published. Now in its Fourth Edition, this text is widely used by fire fighters, hazmat teams, bomb squads, industrial emergency response teams, and other emergency responders who may manage unplanned hazardous materials incidents. As a result of changing government regulations and consensus standards, as well as the need for terrorism response training, Mr. Noll and Mr. Hildebrand have modified and refined their process of managing hazmat incidents and added enhanced content, tips, case studies, and detailed charts and tables. The Fourth Edition contains comprehensive content covering: • Hazard assessment and risk evaluation • Identifying the problem and implementing the response plan • Hazardous materials properties and effects • Identifying and coordinating resources • Decontamination procedures • The Eight-Step Process© • Personal protective equipment selection • Procedures for terminating the incident The Fourth Edition’s dynamic features include: • Knowledge and Skills Objectives correlated to the 2013 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents • ProBoard Assessment Methodology Matrices for the Hazardous Materials Technician and Hazardous Materials Incident Commander levels • Correlation matrix to the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Bachelor’s (Non- Core) Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials Course Objectives • Realistic, detailed case studies • Practical, step-by-step skill drills • Important hazardous materials technician and safety tips



Collapse of Burning Buildings 2nd Edition

Collapse of Burning Buildings  2nd Edition Author Vincent Dunn
ISBN-10 9781593702335
Release 2010
Pages 347
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1. General collapse information 2. Terms of construction and building design 3. Building construction: firefighting problems and structural hazards 4. Masonry wall collapse 5. Collapse dangers of parapet walls 6. Wood floor collapse 7. Sloping peak roof collapse 8. Timber truss roof collapse 9. Flat roof collapse 10. Lightweight steel roof and floor collapse 11. Lightweight wood truss collapse 12. Ceiling collapse 13. Stairway collapse 14. Fire escape dangers 15. Wood-frame building collapse 16. Collapse hazards of buildings under construction 17. Collapse caused by master stream operations 18. Search-and-rescue at a building collapse 19. Safety precautions prior to collapse 20. Why the World Trade Center Towers collapsed 21. High-rise building collapse 22. Post-fire analysis 23. Early floor collapse EPILOGUE: Are architects, engineers, and code-writing officials friends of the firefighters?.



Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center

Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center Author Anthony Kastros
ISBN-10 9781593700775
Release 2006
Pages 179
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This book identifies the key knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in the assessment center promotional process. Assessment centers are widely used by fire departments throughout the country. Unfortunately, many candidates fail to prepare for the test by failing to prepare for the position they seek. Whether aspiring to be a Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief or above, this book gives the reader the tools to establish a personal plan for success in the test and in the position. This book is written in a humorous, matter-of-fact style that makes it easy to understand and retain. The reader is taught to truly prepare for the position and make the mental paradigm shift from test candidate to incumbent officer, which is a very unique and effective method. The book provides the reader with the tools needed to create his/her own plan for success. A personal self-assessment helps the aspiring officer evaluate his/her current status and leadership style. This baseline provides the foundation to get the reader asking questions about real-world scenarios that are mimicked in the testing arena. Features & benefits: * Gain a better understanding of what an assessment center is * Contains test exercises, sample problems, rating criteria, scoring sheets, assessor selection and common pitfalls *Learn the 27 knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) spanning the 3 dimensions of leadership, management and emergency scene operations *Gain an in-depth understanding of how to develop their KSAs to succeed in the test and the position This book identifies the key knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in the assessment center promotional process. Assessment centers are widely used by fire departments throughout the country. Unfortunately, many candidates fail to prepare for the test by failing to prepare for the position they seek. Whether aspiring to be a Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief or above, this book gives the reader the tools to establish a personal plan for success in the test and in the position. This book is written in a humorous, matter-of-fact style that makes it easy to understand and retain. The reader is taught to truly prepare for the position and make the mental paradigm shift from test candidate to incumbent officer, which is a very unique and effective method. The book provides the reader with the tools needed to create his/her own plan for success. A personal self-assessment helps the aspiring officer evaluate his/her current status and leadership style. This baseline provides the foundation to get the reader asking questions about real-world scenarios that are mimicked in the testing arena. Features & benefits: * Gain a better understanding of what an assessment center is * Contains test exercises, sample problems, rating criteria, scoring sheets, assessor selection and common pitfalls *Learn the 27 knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) spanning the 3 dimensions of leadership, management and emergency scene operations *Gain an in-depth understanding of how to develop their KSAs to succeed in the test and the position