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

Delmar, Cengage Learning

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2004, 2000
  • 1056 Pages

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.

  • 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
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.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Firefighter Online Course

ISBN: 9781435482043
Based on the comprehensive third edition of Firefighter's Handbook, the Firefighter Online Course is designed to cover the didactic requirements of Firefighter I & II and Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations education in a blended electronic format. The course interweaves text, art, and animations to train firefighter candidates on the knowledge requirements for Firefighter I & II and Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations certification. Whether used as an alternative to a classroom lecture setting or as a supplement to traditional learning environments, our Firefighter Online Course can greatly increase the effectiveness of your program. Used in combination with hands-on skills training, the Course provides not only lecture-based education but interactive multimedia features to provide learner-focused education and training. This highly customizable course is designed with your needs in mind: broken into modules that make sense for real learning, with options to use just the portions you need and even to personalize the course with your state or region's logo, content, and more! The Online Course includes a full learning management system (LMS) with instructor and administrator reporting functions, and student tracking functions, and can be hosted on our server. The Course on CD contains exactly the same content and learner features, but does not include the LMS tracking capabilities.

FOR STUDENTS

Firefighter Online Course

ISBN: 9781435482043
A comprehensive, blended electronic solution for Firefighter I & II and Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations education. Based on the comprehensive third edition of Firefighter's Handbook, the course is designed to cover the didactic requirements of these topics. The course interweaves text, art, and animations to train firefighter candidates on the knowledge requirements for Firefighter I & II and Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations certification. Whether used as an alternative to a classroom lecture setting or as a supplement to traditional learning environments, our Firefighter Online Course can greatly increase the effectiveness of a training program. Used in combination with hands-on skills training, the Course provides not only lecture-based education but interactive multimedia features to provide learner-focused education and training. This highly customizable course is designed with your needs in mind: broken into modules that make sense for real learning, with options to use just the portions you need and even to personalize the course with your state or region's logo, content, and more! The Online Course includes a full learning management system (LMS) with instructor and administrator reporting functions, and student tracking functions, and can be hosted on our server.