The Art of Reading Buildings

Fire Engineering Books & Videos - First-due company officers, incident commanders, and safety officers will appreciate the practical “street-wise” lessons captured in the book. 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.

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. Learn on-the-spot building construction assessment using the authors’ custom rapid-read street guides• understand the technical and practical aspects of building construction • 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.

Evidence-Based Practices for Strategic and Tactical Firefighting

Jones & Bartlett Learning - Developed in partnership with the international association of fire chiefs iafc and national fire protection association NFPA, Evidence-Based Practices for Strategic and Tactical Firefighting details many of the findings discovered as the result of an ongoing series of experiments conducted by NIST, UL, Fire Officer, and the New York City Fire Department FDNY and provides the most up-to-date information available today for Fire Fighter, and Fire Science students.

As a result of these changes, may reach higher temperatures, reach flashover potential sooner, today's fires release energy faster, and are much more likely to become ventilation-limited than building fires of even a few years ago. Additional information about these ¬and other fire experiments can be obtained online at the NIST website by searching under Fire¬ Fighting Technology and at the UL website by searching under Fire¬ Fighter Safety Research Institute.

Evidence-Based Practices for Strategic and Tactical Firefighting - Evidence-based practices for strategic and tactical firefighting is a synopsis of the UL/NIST research studies and experiments on fire behavior and techniques for ventilation, fire suppression, and search and rescue as a result of the changes in modern building construction and furnishing materials.

The Evolving Fireground: Research-Based Tactics

Fire Engineering Books & Videos - You will learn: how firefighting activities affect the fire tetrahedron To stay safe while working in the flow path on the fireground Search methods that isolate the firefighter and victim Fire attack methods that minimize the air fed to the fire Incident command size up and decision making. Norwood and captain sean Gray discuss how fireground strategy and tactics have evolved in light of fire research conducted around the world.

Gray and norwood take the lessons learned from the research as well as their general knowledge of the fireground to illustrate safer and more effective ways to operate on the fireground. Deputy Chief P. J. They discuss the fire tetrahedron and how fuel, heat, and air all affect a fire’s growth or extinguishment.

The Evolving Fireground: Research-Based Tactics - They discuss how to apply this new understanding of fire behavior to two of the fire service’s most important tasks: search and fire attack. This book is an important resource for anyone wanting to put new fire dynamics research to action.

Human Performance for Tactical Athletes

Fire Engineering Books & Videos - This book creates a framework for making small, incremental changes that lead to major lifestyle improvements. They have chosen a career that is inherently dangerous, where mistakes can have serious consequences. Our goal is to provide comprehensive, science-backed training and education in all pillars of human performance―nutrition, stress management, sleep, conditioning, and resilience―to help tactical athletes finish their careers as strong as they started.

Written with tactical athletes in mind, the EAT SWEAT THRIVE methodology will help you maximize human performance in any arena. What is human performance for tactical Athletes? Tactical athletes face heightened levels of mental and physical stress daily in order to do their job and keep our communities safe.

Step Up and Lead

Fire Engineering Books & Videos - In his new book step up and lead, introduces the traits and skills essential for successful fire service leaders, and career deputy chief―shares the secrets of effective fire service leadership, speaker, Frank Viscuso―author, and discusses the importance of customer service. Designed to help you reach the top of your profession, this new book is considered must-read material for anyone who is ready to step up and lead!

Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics Fire Engineering

Fire Engineering Books & Videos - In this new fourth edition, a new chapter on electrical fires and emergencies, readers will find a new chapter on lightweight construction, updates to many chapters including such topics as wind-driven fires, and many new illustrations. John norman has updated his best-selling book, a guide for the firefighter and fire officer who, having learned the basic mechanics of the trade, are looking for specific methods for handling specific situations.

Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics

Fire Engineering Books & Videos - Our challenge is to use the knowledge that is at our disposal to select the right tools, technologies, and tactics to safely and successfully adapt to and overcome these challenges. With his fifth edition, Chief John Norman offers lessons learned during his extensive and time-honored career. The community changes that most directly affect the fire service today include faster, hotter, and more toxic fires and significantly reduced staffing in many fire departments.

Failure to recognize change and adapt to it places a fire department at a great disadvantage and can cost lives and property. This fifth edition conveys valuable information gained over the past several years from scientific research relating to the tactics that we use to the changes that have taken place within our communities.

Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics - . These are inescapable facts. Chief norman imparts wisdom and experience by offering advice informed by actual outcomes from the fireground. This guide continues to be invaluable for firefighters aspiring to the officer level and those seeking to promote safety and effectiveness in their organization and the communities they serve by improving their own skills.

Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook

Fire Protection Publications - Personnel on departments that operate both types of apparatus now only need one manual and one curriculum for training. Pumping and aerial apparatus driver/operator Handbook, 3rd Edition contains the same 15 chapters as the pumping apparatus textbook, plus an additional 5 chapters relevant to aerial apparatus.

Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer, 5th Edition

Fire Protection Publications - The manual features a new look with IFSTA's single-column format and upgraded and updated curriculum components. The fifth edition of fire and emergency services Company Officer builds on the previous edition of the manual while presenting the material in a more concise manner to make it easier for students to read and instructors to teach.

Case histories open each chapter to illustrate important lessons learned in the real world. The number of appendices was reduced from 20 to 4 by removing information that can be found in other media. The manual is divided into two sections to make a clear distinction between the information needed for Fire Officer Level I and Fire Officer Level II.

Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer, 5th Edition - Both print and eBook formats are available. Along with reducing the volume of material from the fourth edition, the fifth edition of Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer offers several new features. Photographs, illustrations, and tables are included throughout the manual to illustrate key points and improve the overall instructional value of the material.

This new ifsta manual details the training required of Company Officers according to NFPA® 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2014 Edition. This manual addresses the wide range of topics and issues encountered by a company officer, from leadership and supervision to health and safety issues.

Learning activities are included to help instructors present the material to their students. Great attention was given to focus on the job performance requirements of NFPA® 1021.

Hazardous Materials Incidents: Surviving the Initial Response

Fire Engineering Books & Videos - 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 Used book in Good Condition.

Hazardous Materials Incidents: Surviving the Initial Response - 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.

It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy, 10th Anniversary Edition

Grand Central Publishing - Listen aggressively: after learning that many sailors wanted to use the GI Bill, Abrashoff brought a test official aboard the ship-and held the SATs forty miles off the Iraqi coast. Used book in Good Condition. The slogan on board became "it's your ship, " and Benfold was soon recognized far and wide as a model of naval efficiency.

Create discipline by focusing on purpose: Discipline skyrocketed when Abrashoff's crew believed that what they were doing was important. Business Plus. Knowing that responsibility for improving performance rested with him, he realized he had to improve his own leadership skills before he could improve his ship.

Within months, he created a crew of confident and inspired problem-solvers eager to take the initiative and responsibility for their actions. How did abrashoff do it? against the backdrop of today's united States Navy, Abrashoff shares his secrets of successful management including: See the ship through the eyes of the crew: By soliciting a sailor's suggestions, Abrashoff drastically reduced tedious chores that provided little additional value.

It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy, 10th Anniversary Edition - His crew eventually started calling him "Megaphone Mike, " since they heard from him so often. Read this million-copy bestseller for leadership insights about top-down change to improve productivity in your business starting with the most important person: You. When captain abrashoff took over as commander of USS Benfold, it was like a business that had all the latest technology but only some of the productivity.