Authors:Steve Kidd, John Czajkowski, Garry Briese
Format: Mixed media product
The writers of Safe Firefighting, Steve Kidd, John Czajkowski,and Garry Briese have decades of dirty, hands-on fire and rescue experience. They understood the need for a "new approach" in training firefighters, one way off the “traditional” scale, and they did something about it.
Why this book? Because this book is different. It helps us focus on what really matters—and what is just not that important. Make no mistake about it—this book was written 100% outside the box. This is what matters: Identifying the fire "problem" on the scene, getting water on the fire, venting, staffing, protecting ourselves first, arriving in one piece, having applicable building construction info, understanding and applying "go in/don't go in," and having competent command officers. What doesn’t matter: How a smoke detector works and what the inside of a hydrant looks like. This can be important info and may be worthwhile to know, but this info won't save your life as a firefighter.
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Table of contents
Safe Firefighting, Part 1 Level 1First Things FirstChapter 1: Welcome to the Fire ServiceChapter 2: Basic First Aid and CPRChapter 3: Protective EquipmentChapter 4: Preconnected Attack LinesChapter 5: Response Safety and Vehicle CrashesChapter 6: Extinguishing Small FiresChapter 7: Ground Cover FiresChapter 8: Passenger Vehicle FiresChapter 9: Supply Hose LinesChapter 10: Large Attack LinesChapter 11: Single-Family-Dwelling FiresSafe Firefighting, Part Inside Operations Chapter 12: The Level 1 FirefighterChapter 13: Response ReadinessChapter 14: Ropes and Knots for the Fire ServiceChapter 15: Forcible Entry and ExitChapter 16: LaddersChapter 17: Building ConstructionChapter 18: Ventilation and Fire BehaviorChapter 19: Safety and Survival for Interior FirefightersChapter 20: Residential Structure FiresChapter 21: Large BuildingsChapter 22: Preplanning and Fire PreventionSafe Firefighting, Part 3: Level 2Leading the Team Chapter 23: The Team LeaderChapter 24: Interior Fire AttackChapter 25: Foam FirefightingChapter 26: Flammable Gas FirefightingChapter 27: Rescue AwarenessChapter 28: Post-Fire Activities