Truck Company Operations


Author: John Mittendorf

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593702183

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 471

View: 4961

This basic, no-nonsense book is a necessity for all firefighters assigned to the truck, as well as members of fire departments who perform the numerous responsibilities of the truck on the fireground. Throughout the book, training tips are included to help you perform the various operations efficiently and effectively. Includes a study guide.

Truck Company Fireground Operations


Author: Harold Richman

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763743970

Category: Medical

Page: 212

View: 8173

This outstanding text presents complete coverage of truck company operational procedures. Truck Company Fireground Operations describes procedures for working structural fires, and helps you train responders on rescue, ventilation, forcible entry, salvage, and more!

Structural Firefighting


Author: Bernard J. Klaene

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144964239X

Category: Medical

Page: 380

View: 7473

Safe and effective structural firefighting requires a complex thought process. It is not a simple matter of “how to.” Decisions depend on many factors, from the type of building, to the likelihood of occupancy, to the water supply. The third edition of Structural Firefighting: Strategy and Tactics leads readers through all phases of planning, evaluation and implementation to enable them to effectively manage structure fire incidents safe and effective manner, regardless of size or complexity. The third edition has been revised to thoroughly cover the practical applications and limitations of the latest research from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Company Officer


Author: Clinton H. Smoke

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401826055

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 7853

Company Officer, 2nd Edition, is designed to instruct both career and volunteer firefighters and fire officers who seek promotions to the Fire Officer I or II levels. Based on the 2003 Edition of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, this book covers job performance requirements needed to ensure that officers are properly equipped with the knowledge to not only accomplish job responsibilities but also to excel in their new role. In addition, the all-important soft skills that are essential to quick mastery of the officer position are also addressed. Important information on how to communicate effectively, provide strong leadership, and operate safely while on the fireground, highlight the skills required for proficiency on the job.

Volunteer Training Drills

A Year of Weekly Drills


Author: Howard A. Chatterton

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9780912212685

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 169

View: 7257

Training is about learning new skills and certifying the ability to perform them to a given standard. Section 1 begins with a one-year outline for training officers. Section 2 follows with a table of listings for each outline given in the book, indicating whether the drill is inside or outside and the preparation time needed for it. Section 3 consists of general guidelines for the training officer on how to conduct drills in a safe but effective manner. Section 4 contains the outlines of the various drills that should be conducted. They can be customized and altered, but the basic concept will provide you with a solid place to start. The safety of the members is paramount. Follow all safety precautions and conduct the drills in accordance with standards and company policies.

Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics


Author: John Norman

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9780912212722

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 451

View: 699

This edition covers improvements on methodology, tactics, and strategy, as well as introducing new problems to solve. This book covers structural firefighting concepts, guidelines, and specific situations faced by firefighters. This popular book is on promotion lists across the country. Order a copy today to see why it's our best selling book! Contents: I. General Firefighting tactics Size-up Engine Company Operations Hoseline selection, streching and placement Water supply Standpipe and sprinkler operations Ladder company operations Foreced entry Ventilation Search and Rescue II. Specific fire situations: Firefighter survival Private dwellings Multiple dwellings Taxpayers High-rise office buildings Buildings under construction, renovation, demolition Fire-related emergencies: Incinerators, oil burners, and gas leaks Collapse.

Firefighting Operations in High-Rise and Standpipe-Equipped Buildings


Author: David M. McGrail

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593700547

Category: Architecture

Page: 358

View: 7001

This book establishes a proper firefighting mindset and promotes maintaining preparedness for the extreme physical and mental demands of firefighting operations in high-rise and standpipe-equipped buildings ... Among the many valuable topics covered in this book are: standpipe system pressure regulating devices, pressure restricting devices and pressure reducing valves; cautious and disciplined elevator use during high-rise operations; elevator rescue operations; proper engine company suppression selection, including techniques to operate more powerful firefighting weapons with limited manpower; air support operations during high-rise emergencies, with or without an internal resource.

Use of Lightweight Materials in 21st Century Army Trucks


Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Materials Advisory Board,Committee on Lightweight Materials for 21st Century Army Trucks

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309088690

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 112

View: 5736

In order to achieve the Army’s envisioned Objective Force related to deployability, transportability, and mobility, the Committee on Lightweight Materials for the 21st Century Army Trucks was asked to identify research and technology development opportunities related to the introduction of new lightweight structural materials for light medium and heavy Army trucks.

Life on the Line

One Woman's Tale of Work, Sweat, and Survival


Author: Solange De Santis

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307787990

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 3612

"Engaging--. Terrific--. Takes us over the collar line with grace and authority."--The New York Times As a veteran reporter throughout the "downsizing" years of the auto industry in the United States and Canada, Queens-born Solange De Santis covered her fair share of auto plant closings, but almost always from the management's point of view. That is, until this mid-career, mid-thirties, Ivy League-educated journalist quit her job to become an assembly-line autoworker. She was hired at a doomed General Motors plant, and quickly learned about the bone-crushing realities and mitigated rewards of hard, physical work. In Life on the Line, De Santis offers a glimpse into a world that too many of us shy away from acknowledging, even as we accept the keys to our new cars. Completely candid, and as unexpectedly poignant as it is funny, Life on the Line will change the way you view blue-collar work and the cars on which we all depend. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Newport Beach Fire Department


Author: Michael J. Novak

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439635927

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 2971

For nearly a century, the men and women of the Newport Beach Fire Department have served their Orange County community with dedication, professionalism, and grace. Starting with a primitive hose reel and a dozen volunteers in 1911, determined Newport Beach firefighters protected the always tourism-friendly community with more dedication than equipment. In 1927, the volunteers were disbanded and a paid fire department was organized. This volume celebrates 100 years of the Newport Beach Fire Department’s exemplary service by combining historical photographs with a narrative that traces the evolution of firefighting in Newport Beach from its turn-of-the-century roots to the state-of-the-art operation it is today, entrusted with protecting one of coastal California’s most affluent and picturesque showcase communities.

Technical Rescue Operations, Volume I

Planning, Training, and Command


Author: Larry Collins

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9781593700140

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 7802

More than 100 photos are included in this guide geared toward rescue teams ofany size and budget.

Labour in western transportation


Author: Western Transportation Advisory Council

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 69

View: 8030

Operations Management


Author: Chris Vidler

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435332259

Category: Operations research

Page: 121

View: 7291

Part of a series which aims to reflect the changing face of the economic climate and business world. The books contain the latest information and thinking in their areas. Including economics and business, the books in this series give coverage on individual topics for today's student. The texts are specifically focused to the needs of AS, A level and first year undergraduate students looking for information on particular areas. Studies in Economics and Business builds on the success of the established economics series, Studies in the UK Economy. The books follow the same popular structure and layout of the SUKE series.

Command 1A: Command Operations for the Company Officer, California Edition


Author: James Angle,David Harlow,William Lombardo,Craig Maciuba,Michael Gala

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111544212

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 433

View: 9710

This book, tailored specifically for California fire officers, covers firefighting strategies and tactics and includes California-specific material. It is the student book for the Command 1A: Command Operations for the Company Officer course, and also covers the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Strategies and Tactics course. This content provides information and supports simulation opportunities in a controlled environment to prepare fire officers who are assuming the role of first-in incident commander. It covers the initial incident command actions of a company officer arriving at structure fires in a single and multi-family dwellings, commercial buildings and places of assembly occupancies. Its up-to-date nature and hands-on focus will prepare officers to effectively respond to actual incidents. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Wichita Falls


Author: Kenneth E. Hendrickson Jr.

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439638365

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 564

North Texas was the traditional home of several tribes of Plains Indians, notably the Kiowa and Comanche. The first white settlers arrived in 1879, Wichita County was organized in 1882, and the railroad arrived the same year. Agriculture dominated the economy until early in the 20th century when oil was discovered in the area. This discovery led to an oil boom that peaked during World War I. For the next several years, Wichita Falls flourished as a refinery town while continuing to support the agricultural economy that was based largely on cattle and wheat. During World War II, Sheppard Air Force Base was established in Wichita Falls and is still an important contributor to the economy. The refineries have long since disappeared, but oil production and farming remain. Also important is Midwestern State University with a student body numbering approximately 6,000.

Fundamentals of Software Company Operations


Author: Matthew D Edwards

Publisher: Matthew D Edwards

ISBN: 0615533442

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 7437

Many leaders of software and technology companies today look at their organizations as a collection of departments bound together by a set of corporate, department and individual goals believing that, along with the organizational structure and cost accounting methodology, they are leading a focused, high-throughput organization. While we expect software, hardware, network and performance engineers to look at system level architecture and solutions, software and technology company leaders often behave as component thinkers and fail to recognize the need to balance system load, that which is on the company as whole, in order to maximize throughput, and as a by-product, revenue. While many technologists may seek to practice iterative, predictable, repeatable and disciplined system level behaviors, these same leaders do not realize or understand how their component level viewpoints and decisions actually degrade organizational performance. This book discusses the immediately tangible operational value of using General Systems Thinking, Agile Principles and the Theory of Constraints as a synthesized platform from which to run a well-honed, profitable software and technology company. What we all need to know to run a company is not contained in one graduate degree, one book or built upon the successes of yesterday. Rather, what we really need to know in order to run a profitable, healthy and flourishing software and technology company is contained in our ability to synthesize multiple bodies of knowledge into foundational set of operational principles and behaviors that not only keep leaders employed, but keep companies profitable.

Suburban Fire Tactics


Author: Jim Silvernail

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 1593702949

Category: Education

Page: 359

View: 4171

Suburban Fire Tactics is a guide for suburban-based fire operations. All fire departments share the same common objectives: to save lives, protect and conserve property, and limit harm to the environment. How urban, rural, and suburban agencies differ is in the delivery of tactics and strategies. This book explains the factors that limit suburban operations and depicts the differences between urban and suburban capabilities. This is a valuable resource for policymakers, chief officers, company officers, and firefighters (both veteran and neophyte). Features and benefits: * Understand the key objectives and strategies for suburban operations. * Obtain a guide to develop suggested operating methods for suburban firefighting. * Gain the knowledge to develop and apply successful fireground tactics in suburban settings.