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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. Armed with firefighting weapons that would be much more appropriate at a car fire, far too many fire departments are on a collision course with disaster and tragedy, should they encounter a serious high-rise fire. Countless false alarms, along with "good luck" while relying on bad habits, have greatly exacerbated the deadly disease of complacency. District Chief McGrail draws from his 25 years of experience, along with the lessons learned from many other fire service professionals, to provide a foundation for success and safety during high-rise and standpipe operations. The words "Everyone Comes Home" are just words. The actions necessary to ensure that everyone does come home are based on a lifelong commitment to excellence, and the consistent application of good fireground habits. This book is a compilation of those good habits and the many lessons learned by a man who is truly passionate about firefighting and firefighter safety and survival.

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

In 1971, Francis L. Brannigan created Building Construction for the Fire Service, a groundbreaking resource offering the most comprehensive knowledge of building construction available to fire fighters. With his dedication to fire fighter safety and saving lives, the legacy of Frank Brannigan continues with the sixth edition of Brannigan’s Building Construction for the Fire Service. The Sixth Edition meets and exceeds the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) course objectives and outcomes for the Associate’s Core-Level course called Building Construction for Fire Protection (C0275). Brannigan’s Building Construction for the Fire Service, Sixth Edition is an integral resource for fire officers, instructors, those studying for promotion, individuals taking civil service examinations, fire science students, and both current and prospective fire fighters. It is part of an integrated teaching and learning system that combines dynamic features and content to support instructors and to help prepare students for their career in firefighting. This new edition features: Chapter 7 Non-Fire Building Systems (new) describes several categories of non-fire systems in buildings, including electrical systems, plumbing systems, conveyances, refrigeration systems, and Ventilation (HVAC) systems, in addition to the hazards the systems pose for fire fighters. New or expanded content on: Aluminum-clad polyethylene panels Scaffolding Cranes and their use Modular construction using stacked shipping containers Light-weight wood-frame construction Fire escapes and stair design Cross-laminated timber and heavy timber construction Methods of protecting steel against fire New “green” materials and methods such as hempcrete and biofilters Structural wall framing systems with insulated studs Air-supported structures for sporting events Massive single-structure lightweight wood frame apartment buildings Firefighting recommendations in lightweight wood frame residential buildings Building construction and its relationship to flow path Historical perspective on fire resistance testing and its shortcomings Roofing material tests Safety issues of post-fire investigation of significantly damaged/collapsed buildings Scenario-Based Learning. Case Studies are found at the beginning and end of each chapter to encourage and foster critical-thinking skills. Tactical Considerations. This feature offers suggestions for firefighting, safety concerns, and related additional material for application on the fireground. Wrap-Up. Chapter Summaries, Key Terms, Challenging Questions, and Suggesting Readings promote comprehension and mastery of course objectives and outcomes.
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
“To be effective, a training program must be realistic. Firefighters today want to know the realities of what they will face once they are on the job. This is why we have adopted The Station-Ready Rookie as a required part of every recruit school in our state. This excellent book is easy to read and gives new recruits a glimpse beyond the technical aspects of firefighting. The authors have done a great job preparing new firefighters to become part of our fire service family.”

Allan Rice, Executive Director, Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards Commission

While fire academies teach the fundamentals and technical skills of firefighting, “life as a rookie” is an area that is mostly overlooked. Three fire service veterans wrote The Station-Ready Rookie to help new firefighters know and understand what will be expected of them during their first assignment to a fire station and throughout their probationary period. This book is designed to shorten the rookie’s learning curve and help the reader become an outstanding new firefighter from day one. It is perfect for aspiring firefighters, new recruits, fire departments, and training academies!

The second edition of The Station-Ready Rookie takes into account reader feedback and addresses current topics for today’s new and seasoned firefighters. It contains an entirely new fourth section as well as new chapters on:

choosing your city of employmentthe expanding role of the fire departmenthazing within the fire departmentutilizing your chain of commandcreating and seizing opportunitiesthe importance of being involved in your community
Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills and Hazardous Materials Response, Fourth Edition provides the complete Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II training solution. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you product enhancements and features that ensure student comprehension and enhanced critical thinking. The Fourth Edition features the same exceptional content, along with the latest research, standards and technology, including the latest research-based data from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Understanding that today’s fires release energy faster, reach flashover potential sooner, and may reach higher temperatures than building fires of the past is critically important for new and seasoned fire fighters. This foundational knowledge is covered extensively, in addition to recent data identifying the higher rate of physical and mental health issues in the fire service than the general population. Information relating to fire fighter health and safety has been revised and updated to include behavioral and physical health awareness topics and statistics. The new edition meets and exceeds the performance requirements in the latest edition of NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, as well as awareness level, the core operations level, and select mission-specific operations level responsibilities from NFPA 1072: Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications, 2017 Edition. Along with a new design, the structure and organization of the Fourth Edition has been completely updated to allow you the flexibility to teach your Fire Fighter I and II courses exactly the way you wish. The Fourth Edition delivers: A split-level table of contents with 5 distinct sections Fire Fighter I Fire Fighter II Hazardous Materials Awareness Hazardous Materials Operations Hazardous Materials Operations Mission Specific Content meets all JPRs and competencies required within the latest editions of NFPA 1001 and NFPA 1072, as well as a correlation guide to NFPA 472 Updated research and statistics, with reference information, is included to ensure evidence-based recommendations and protocols A new and improved Skill Drill design with clear, comprehensive visual summaries An updated art program featuring new photos and illustrations
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator: Pump, Aerial, Tiller, and Mobile Water Supply, Third Edition. This third edition of Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator has been thoroughly updated to serve as a complete training solution that addresses pump operation, safe driving techniques, tiller and aerial apparatus operation, and water supply considerations. From basic apparatus maintenance to fire pump theory and advanced hydraulic calculations, this single manual covers everything a fire service driver/operator needs to know. Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator: Pump, Aerial, Tiller, and Mobile Water Supply, Third Edition meets and exceeds the job performance requirements (JPRs) of Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, and 10 of the 2017 Edition of NFPA 1002, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. In the 2017 edition, the requirement that a Driver/Operator be certified to the Fire Fighter I level was removed. However, JPRs from NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications have been added so driver/operators who operate pumpers and mobile water supply apparatus are able to operate outside of the immediate dangers to life and health (IDLH) but still have an understanding of the following Fire Fighter I topics: Fire Department Communications (NFPA 1001: 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3) The General Knowledge Requirements (NFPA 1001: 5.1.1) Responding on an Apparatus to an Emergency Scene (NFPA 1001: 5.3.2) Connect a Fire Department Pumper to a Water Supply (NFPA 1001: 5.3.15) Additional appendices include the excerpt of NFPA 1002 and corresponding correlation matrixes to substantiate all JPRs that are covered and documented. Comprehensive and updated content in this edition includes: Nozzle reaction and how to calculate it Expanded coverage of pump anatomy and pressure control devices Content that addresses vital parts of NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus and NFPA 1911, Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, and Retirement of In-Service Automotive Fire Apparatus. Appendix A: Daily/Weekly Inspection Check Sheet, that provides a comprehensive overview on what to inspect and how to ensure your apparatus is at operational readiness.
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 (hazmat) incidents when their highly regarded manual, Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident was published. Now in its revised 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 Revised 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 Revised Fourth Edition’s dynamic features include: • NFPA 1072 and 472 Correlation Guide 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 (C0274) • Realistic, detailed case studies • Practical, step-by-step skill drills • Important hazardous materials technician and safety tips Also available to support Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, Fourth Edition: • Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, Fourth Edition Field Operations Guide • Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, Fourth Edition Student Workbook • Navigate TestPrep: Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident • Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations, Third Editio
Learn how to pass the FIRETEAM™ Firefighter Exam and become a professional firefighter. The number of candidates taking the exam has increased dramatically in recent years, reflecting the desirability of the profession. In order to succeed against this increased competition, the candidate must be prepared to tackle the unique question types found on the exam. This book contains the most up to date and accurate information to help you prepare for the FIRETEAM™ Firefighter Exam. Written using lessons learned from the latest exam updates, this manual squarely prepares the reader for all of the exam sub-areas including expanded sections on mechanical ability and situational awareness.


The FIRETEAM™ Firefighter Exam is used by the following municipalities:

Alachua County Fire Department Albany Fire Department Arcadia Fire Department Arvada Fire Department Ashland Fire Department Aurora Fire Department Avondale Fire Department Bellingham Fire Department Bend Fire Department Benton County Fire Department Berea Fire Department Beverly Hills Fire Department Boeing Fire Department Bothell Fire Department Boynton Beach Fire Department Bradenton Fire Department Bremerton Fire Department Brooksville Fire Department Buckeye Valley Fire Department Bullhead City Fire Department Burbank Fire Department Burlington Fire Department Camano Island Fire Department Canby And Molalla Fire Department Carpinteria Summerland Fire Department Castle Rock Fire Department Cedar Hammock Fire Department Central Fire Department Central Kitsap Fire Department Central Mason Fire Department Central Ohio Fire Department Central Whidbey Island Fire Department Champaign Fire Department Charleston Fire Department Charlotte County Fire Department Chemeketa Community College Fire Department Chesapeake Fire Department Circleville Fire Department Citrus Sheriff Fire Department Clackamas Fire Department Clallam County Fire Department Clearwater Fire Department Cleveland Fire Department Cocoa Fire Department Cocoa Beach Fire Department Colorado Springs Fire Department Coos Bay Fire Department Copley Fire Department Corvallis   Fire Department Costa Mesa Fire Department Daisy Mountain Fire Department Defiance Fire Department Delaware Fire Department Deltona Fire Department Dixon Fire Department Downey Fire Department Dunedin Fire Department Duvall Fire Department East Lake Tarpon Fire Department East Pierce Fire Department Elgin Fire Department Englewood Fire Department Eugene Fire Department Fayetteville Fire Department Flagstaff Fire Department Forest Grove Fire Department Fort Lupton Fire Department Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department Fostoria Fire Department Fremont Fire Department Front Range Fire Department Gainesville Fire Department Garden Grove Fire Department Genoa Township Fire Department Getchell Fire Department Glendale Fire Department Golden Valley Fire Department Golder Ranch Fire Department Goodyear Fire Department Granite Falls Fire Department Greater Flagstaff Region Fire Department Greeley Fire Department Hanford Fire Department Hernando County Fire Department Hillsboro Fire Department Hillsborough County Fire Department Holley-Navarre Fire Department Hollister Fire Department Hollywood Fire Department Hollywood Burbank Airport Fire Department Hood River Fire Department Huntington Beach Fire Department Hutchinson Fire Department Jackson County Fire Department Jefferson City Fire Department Jefferson Township Fire Department Keizer Fire Department Kennewick   Fire Department King County Fire Department Kingman Fire Department Kuna Rural Fire Department La Grande Fire Department Lacey Three Fire Department Lafayette Fire Department Lake County East S Fire Department Lake Havasu Fire Department Lake Mary Fire Department 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Department North Las Vegas Fire Department North Lincoln Fire Department North Port Fire Department North River   Fire Department Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire Department Northshore Fire Department Norwich Township Fire Department Oak Harbor Fire Department Ocala Fire Department Ocoee Fire Department Okeechobee County Fire Department Oldsmar Fire Department Orange County Fire Department Ormond Beach Fire Department Orting Valley Fire Department Orting Valley Fire & Rescue Fire Department Overland Park Fire Department Oviedo Fire Department Page Fire Department Paine Field Fire Department Palm Beach Gardens Fire Department Palm Harbor Fire Department Palm Springs Fire Department Palo Alto Fire Department Payson Fire Department Peoria Fire Department Perrysburg, Fire Department Perrysburg,   Fire Department Pinellas Park Fire Department Pinellas Suncoast Fire Department Piqua Fire Department Plain Township Fire Department Platte Valley Fire Department Polk County Fire Department 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County Fire Department Snoqualmie Fire Department South Holland Fire Department South Metro Fire Department South Pasadena Fire Department South Snohomish County Fire Department Southern Manatee Fire Department Spokane County Fire Department Springdale Fire Department Springfield Fire Department St. Cloud Fire Department St. Pete Beach Fire Department St. Petersburg Fire Department Sun City Fire Department Sunnyside Fire Department Sylvania Township Fire Department Tampa Fire Department Tarpon Springs, Fire Department Temple Terrace Fire Department Tinley Park Village Of Fire Department Toledo Fire Department Torrance Fire Department Treasure Island Fire Department Treasure Island   Fire Department Treasure Valley Fire Department Tri-City Fire Department Trotwood Fire Department Troy Fire Department Truro Township Fire Department Tualatin Valley Fire Department Umatilla County Fire Department Upper Arlington Fire Department Vacaville Fire Department Vashon Island Fire Department Venice Fire Department Vernon Fire Department Victorville Fire Department Villages Fire Department Violet Township Fire Department Wapakoneta Fire Department Washington Township Fire Department Waterville Fire Department Wellington Fire Department West Manatee Fire Department West Thurston Fire Department Westerville Ohio Fire Department Whatcom County Fire Department Whitehall Fire Department Wichita Fire Department Williamson Valley Fire Department Winter Garden Fire Department Woodburn Fire Department Woodinville Fire Department Worthington Fire Department Wylie Fire Rescue Fire Department Yakima County Fire Department

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), and the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) are pleased to bring you Fire and Emergency Services Instructor: Principles and Practice, Third Edition. With a full library of technological resources to engage candidates and assist instructors, Fire and Emergency Services Instructor takes training off the printed page. This text meets and exceeds all of the job performance requirements (JPRs) for Fire and Emergency Services Instructor I, II, and III, as well as two new levels for Live Fire Instructor and Live Fire Instructor-in-Charge, of the 2019 Edition of NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire and Emergency Services Instructor Professional Qualifications. Innovative features include: Rapid access of content through clear and concise Knowledge and Skills Objectives with page number references and NFPA 1041 correlations Promotion of critical thinking and classroom discussion through the “Training Bulletin” and “Incident Report” features “JPRs in Action” feature identifying the specific responsibilities of the Fire and Emergency Services Instructor I, II, and III relating to the job performance requirements (JPRs) Tips geared toward the company-level instructor, department training officer, and training program manager offering instruction techniques, test writing and evaluation pointers, and helpful notes on communication and curriculum delivery Realistic instructor scenarios with questions designed to provoke critical thinking in the learning environment New to the Third Edition: In-depth discussion of student-centered learning Learner-centered teaching methods and strategies Evidence-based techniques for improving learning Expanded explanation of learning science Content that meets the live fire instructor and live fire instructor-in-charge JPRs of NFPA 1041, including: Live Fire Evolution Pre-Live Fire Evolution Post-Live Fire Evolution
Completely updated to reflect the changes in the December 2008 release of the National Incident Management System. Developed and implemented by the United States Department of Homeland Security, the National Incident Management System (NIMS) outlines a comprehensive national approach to emergency management. It enables federal, state, and local government entities along with private sector organizations to respond to emergency incidents together in order reduce the loss of life and property and environmental harm. National Incident Management System: Principles and Practice, Second Edition translates the goals of the NIMS doctrine from theory into application, and provides straight-forward guidance on how to understand and implement NIMS within any private, emergency response, or governmental organization. The Second Edition features: Up-to-date coverage of the most current NIMS guidelines Progressive rural- and urban-based case studies, including completed ICS forms, help readers understand their roles within the various components of NIMS Helpful tables and graphics to simplify complex subject matter and reinforce important NIMS concepts National Incident Management System: Principles and Practice is ideal for: • Fire, rescue, EMS, and law enforcement personnel • Federal, state, tribal, and local governmental employees • Health care professionals and hospital workers • Any employee working for a private company that may be directly involved in response operations Listen to a Podcast with National Incident Management System: Principles and Practice, Second Edition contributing author Dr. Donald W. Walsh to learn more about this training program! Dr. Walsh discusses how the text incorporates scenarios to address the latest information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, how the author team’s diverse backgrounds help make the text appealing to a wide audience, and more. To listen now, visit: http://d2jw81rkebrcvk.cloudfront.net/assets.multimedia/audio/NIMS.mp3.
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