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Firefighter's Handbook: Firefighting and Emergency Response, 3rd Edition

  • Delmar, Cengage Learning
  • ISBN-10: 1418073202  |  ISBN-13: 9781418073206
  • 1056 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 2000
  • © 2008 | Published
  • List Price = $ 194.95
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About

Overview

Welcome to the world of firefighting! This comprehensive training manual provides you with need to know information critical for development of Firefighter I and II skills, as well as practical advice necessary for proficiency on the job. Meeting 100% of the 2008 NFPA Standard 1001, this new edition seeks to meet and exceed the requirements for firefighting training in order to lead candidates to success on the certification exam, as well as serve as a handy reference for refresher training. Thoroughly revised by a team of respected experts in the fire service, Firefighter's Handbook: Firefighting & Emergency Response, Third Edition, touches on new practices, technology and initiatives that are a consideration for all firefighters. Current topics include a new chapter on large incident and disaster response, as well as new information on fire life safety initiatives, managing air supply and performing emergency checks, predicting building collapse, GPS technology, thermal imaging use in search and rescue, new considerations for terrorism response, and much more! With a reader-friendly approach, this book is a valuable resource for all fire departments, academies and colleges conducting initial and refresher firefighter training.

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Features and Benefits

  • Ensure NFPA Standard compliancy by reviewing the detailed guide at the beginning of the book, which correlates chapter content and corresponding page numbers to the 2008 edition of the NFPA Standard 1001 specific Job Performance Requirements
  • Easily identify Firefighter I and II knowledge and skills requirements through an all-new design that highlights the Firefighter II information
  • Obtain proficiency of various hands-on skills required for certification and success on the job with the addition of new step-by-step instructions in our "Job Performance Requirements"
  • Gain a more informed overview of the fire service through new "ViewPoints" boxes highlighting various perspectives on current issues
  • Be safe by following important safety information that is emphasized in the chapters and highlighted in "Safety" boxes throughout the book
  • Remain up to date with new photos and illustrations that focus in on the most current apparatus, equipment, tools and procedures

Table of Contents

NFPA 1001, NFPA 472, and JPR Correlation Guides.
History, Tradition, and Development of the American Fire Service.
Fire Dept Organization, Command, and Control.
Communications and Alarms.
Fire Behavior.
Firefighter Safety.
Personal Protective Clothing and Ensembles.
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus.
Portable Fire Extinguishers.
Water Supply.
Fire Hose and Appliances.
Nozzles, Fire Streams, and Foam.
Protective Systems.
Building Construction.
Ladders.
Ropes and Knots.
Rescue Procedures.
Forcible Entry.
Ventilation.
Fire Suppression.
Salvage, Overhaul, and Fire Cause Determination.
Prevention, Public Education, and Pre-Incident Planning.
EMS.
Firefighter Survival.
HazMat: Laws, Regulations, and Standards.
HazMat: Recognition and Identification.
HazMat: Information Resources.
HazMat: Personal Protective Equipment.
HazMat: Protective Actions.
Product Control and Air Monitoring.
Terrorism Awareness.
Large Incident & Disaster Response.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text + Study Guide

ISBN-10: 1435414799 | ISBN-13: 9781435414792

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Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Firefighter's Handbook: Essentials of Firefighting  (ISBN-10: 1418073245 | ISBN-13: 9781418073244)

The knowledge and skills you need - the way you need it. That is what Firefighter's Handbook: Essentials of Firefighting, Third Edition aims to provide with this new edition of our basic book. Consisting of the newly revised information that is offered in the Firefighting & Emergency Response book, this version of the Firefighter's Handbook removes the hazardous materials related content, providing a more affordable option for those departments, academies and schools in which hazardous materials is taught in a separate course. Current firefighting topics include a new chapter on large incident and disaster response, as well as new information on fire life safety initiatives, managing air supply and performing emergency checks, predicting building collapse, GPS technology, thermal imaging use in search and rescue, new considerations for terrorism response, and much more!

List Price = $135.95  | CengageBrain Price = $135.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.25

Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1418073229 | ISBN-13: 9781418073220)

Study more effectively and improve your performance at exam time with this comprehensive guide. Written to work hand-in hand with FIREFIGHTER'S HANDBOOK: FIREFIGHTING AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE, 3rd Edition, this user-friendly guide includes a wide variety of learning tools to help you master the key concepts of the course.

List Price = $82.95  | CengageBrain Price = $82.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.00

Instructor's Curriculum CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1418073237 | ISBN-13: 9781418073237)

Student Supplements

Firefighter's Handbook: Essentials of Firefighting  (ISBN-10: 1418073245 | ISBN-13: 9781418073244)

The knowledge and skills you need - the way you need it. That is what Firefighter's Handbook: Essentials of Firefighting, Third Edition aims to provide with this new edition of our basic book. Consisting of the newly revised information that is offered in the Firefighting & Emergency Response book, this version of the Firefighter's Handbook removes the hazardous materials related content, providing a more affordable option for those departments, academies and schools in which hazardous materials is taught in a separate course. Current firefighting topics include a new chapter on large incident and disaster response, as well as new information on fire life safety initiatives, managing air supply and performing emergency checks, predicting building collapse, GPS technology, thermal imaging use in search and rescue, new considerations for terrorism response, and much more!

List Price = $135.95  | CengageBrain Price = $135.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.25

Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1418073229 | ISBN-13: 9781418073220)

Study more effectively and improve your performance at exam time with this comprehensive guide. Written to work hand-in hand with FIREFIGHTER'S HANDBOOK: FIREFIGHTING AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE, 3rd Edition, this user-friendly guide includes a wide variety of learning tools to help you master the key concepts of the course.

List Price = $82.95  | CengageBrain Price = $82.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.00