Truck Company Operations

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Author: John Mittendorf

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593702183

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 471

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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

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Author: Harold Richman

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763743970

Category: Medical

Page: 212

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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

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Author: Bernard J. Klaene

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144964239X

Category: Medical

Page: 380

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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

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Author: Clinton H. Smoke

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401826055

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 477

This book was developed to assist paid and volunteer firefighters in the quest to become fire officers. Based on NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Competency, 2003 Edition, this updated book features vital information for those who seek certification as Fire Officer I or II. Comprehensive coverage not only satisfies the operational requirements of NFPA 1021 levels I and II, but also addresses the all-important 'soft skills' that are essential to quick mastery of the fire officer position. Human resource management, communication, leadership, community and government relations, administration and management, fire prevention, inspections and investigations, and safety issues are all addressed for proficiency on the job. In this regard, the book is also useful for members of rescue squads, emergency medical response agencies, and other similar emergency organizations.

Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines

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Author: John Lee Cook

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9780912212692

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 318

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Every organization needs a set of rules to govern its members. This book will help your department overcome the “mystique” and “misunderstanding” of SOPs. Features & benefits: • Provides an outline for developing and implementing SOPs • A collection of sample operating procedures for a wide range of fire department activities • Includes sample SOPs, forms, reports, schedules, lists, and worksheets

Firefighting Operations in High-Rise and Standpipe-Equipped Buildings

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Author: David M. McGrail

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593700547

Category: Architecture

Page: 358

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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.

Volunteer Training Drills

A Year of Weekly Drills

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Author: Howard A. Chatterton

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9780912212685

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 169

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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

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Author: John Norman

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9780912212722

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 451

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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.

Life on the Line

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

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Author: Solange De Santis

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307787990

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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"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.