Truck Company Operations


Author: John Mittendorf

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593702183

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 471

View: 4899

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: 473

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!

Firefighting Operations in High-Rise and Standpipe-Equipped Buildings


Author: David M. McGrail

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593700547

Category: Architecture

Page: 358

View: 2874

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.

Engine Company Fireground Operations


Author: Harold Richman,National Fire Protection Association

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763743987

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 167

View: 9084

This Classic Text Describes And Illustrates Engine Company Procedures For Working Structural Fires. From Water Supply To Extinguishing Agents, The Complete Range Of Operations Is Covered In Engine Company Fireground Operations.

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: 1941

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.

Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics


Author: John Norman

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9780912212722

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 451

View: 6158

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.

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: 1238

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: 7938

"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.

Suburban Fire Tactics


Author: Jim Silvernail

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 1593702949

Category: Education

Page: 359

View: 9881

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.

Newport Beach Fire Department


Author: Michael J. Novak

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439635927

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 3474

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.

District of Columbia Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1994

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, on H.R. 2492 ... Board of Education, Council of the District of Columbia, Courts, Nondepartmental Witnesses, Office of the Mayor


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on District of Columbia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780160432712

Category: Digital images

Page: 469

View: 6040

Amphibian Truck Company Field Manual: FM 55-150


Author: War Department

Publisher: Periscope Film LLC

ISBN: 9781937684570

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 204

View: 7277

Created in 1944, this field manual explains the organization and operation of the Transportation Corps amphibian truck company and its DUKWs. The mission of the amphibian truck company was to aid the supply and evacuation operations of forces in areas where harbor and port facilities were inadequate or even totally lacking. Thanks to its unique ability to operate on land and in the ocean, the DUKW made the impossible -- possible. Over 21,000 were built during WWII, and used with distinction in landing zones in both the Pacific and European Theaters, and in the Korean War at Inchon. Chapters in this manual include: What is the DUKW?, safety precautions, operational maintenance, land operations, winching operations, water operations, towing in water, anchoring and mooring, piloting, cargo handling, visual signaling, special uses and unusual cargo, field operations, and more. Originally labeled restricted, this manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.

Technical Rescue Operations, Volume I

Planning, Training, and Command


Author: Larry Collins

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9781593700140

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 9762

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

The Art of Reading Buildings


Author: John Mittendorf,Dave Dodson

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 1593703422

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 444

View: 3451

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

Tank Truck Transportation of Chemicals

Based on the Transcript of the Proceedings of the Course in Tank Truck Transportation


Author: National Tank Truck Carriers

Publisher: N.A


Category: Tank trucks

Page: N.A

View: 5053

Operations Management


Author: Chris Vidler

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435332259

Category: Operations research

Page: 121

View: 6665

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.