In his first book, William Mora, a 30-year fire service veteran and firefighter safety advocate, discusses how to prevent traumatic structural firefighter fatalities. Firefighter disorientation can be defined as “the loss of direction due to the lack of vision in a structure fire.” To combat this problem, Mora outlines a multipronged approach to effectively address the components that contribute to disorientation and structural firefighter fatalities. This text includes many case studies and guidelines for size-up factors and is an important resource for all firefighters.
Release on 2008 | by Mike Gagliano,Casey R. Phillips,Phillip Jose
Author: Mike Gagliano,Casey R. Phillips,Phillip Jose
Pubpsher: Fire Engineering Books
Category: Technology & Engineering
The expert instructors at the Seattle Fire Department offer a comprehensive explanation of how to develop and implement an effective air management program for departments of any size. This handbook includes examples from international departments, the newest technology breakthroughs, and more.
A comprehensive training and reference manual used as a textbook in maritime institutions. Addresses the prevention, control, and extinguishing of fires aboard commercial vessels and on offshore drilling rigs. Includes chapters on emergency procedures and equipment as well as case studies of past shipboard fires. Generously illustrated with drawings, photos, diagrams, tables, and checklists. Recommended reading for all maritime personnel and kept both in shipboard reference libraries and in the offices of maritime executives.
This is a "how to" book written by a "know how" person for anyone who practices firefighting strategy. Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn is passing on to the next generation of firefighters the lessons ("strategy summaries") he learned from his years of firefighting experience. He describes firefighting strategies for the most common types of fire scenarios and identifies specific firefighting problems presented to an incident commander by occupancy and construction type. More importantly, he explains firefighting solutions and offers firefighting plans, standard procedures, action plans, ideas, guidelines, explanations, key steps, and systems of firefighting procedures. This book is not about tactics. It's about strategy - plans of firefighting, logical ways to solve problems at fires.
Contains an illustrated guide to firefighting, and includes information on hazardous materials, terrorism, and the requirements for passing the Firefighter I and II, and complies with the 2002 standards for firefighting professionals.
Release on 2013-03-14 | by U.s. Department of Homeland Security,Federal Emergency Management Agency,U. S. Fire Administration
Author: U.s. Department of Homeland Security,Federal Emergency Management Agency,U. S. Fire Administration
The objective of this study was to identify on-duty firefighter fatalities, occurring in the U.S. in 1994, and analyze the circumstances surrounding firefighter fatalities. They study is intended to help identify potential approaches that could reduce the number of deaths that occur each year. In addition to the 1994 findings, this study includes a special analysis of wildland firefighting fatalities, which claimed an unusually high number of lives this year, and an analysis of risk management and recognition in the fatal incidents.