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BOK0453D FIRE FIGHTING TRAINING, TECHNIQUES, AND TACTICSThe book and CD-Rom explore new approaches to tactical venting options and fire and confinement strategies. It also offers primary teaching aids relative to various forms of rapid-fire progress, Compartment Fire Behavior Training (CFBT), and tactical fire attack (smoothbore versus water fog versus CAFS). Read first-hand views of fire chiefs in New York City and London who debate the venting versus confinement tactics head on. Learn how to implement CFBT training in you r fire department by using tried and tested methods based on the original Swedish model with safe operating practices developed in the UK.
BOK023ACTION: 9 MISSIONS FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTHWe always hear people saying what they’re going to do to be successful. They have these elaborate plans that they’ve been talking about for years but never act on them due to fear of failure or lack of motivation. Basically, talking about making the necessary evolution to be successful, WILL NOT make you successful. However, taking ACTION with a plan will. Are you ready to take the necessary ACTION for personal and professional growth or will you continue to just talk about it ? The choice is yours. Choose wisely…
BOK024ACTION: 9 MISSIONS FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTHWe always hear people saying what they’re going to do to be successful. They have these elaborate plans that they’ve been talking about for years but never act on them due to fear of failure or lack on motivation. Basically, talking about making the necessary evolution to be successful, WILL NOT make you successful. However, taking ACTION with a plan, will. Are you ready to take the necessary ACTION for personal and professional growth or will you continue to just talk about it? The choice is yours. Choose wisely…
BOK197AERIAL APPARATUS DRIVER/OPERATOR: SELF STUDY GUIDE2ND EDITION The self-study guide on CD is an electronic version of the printed self-study guide. The questions are in multiple choice format and are arranged by chapter. The student can specify the number of questions and the range of pages from which the study questions are chosen. Each time the student uses the program, the questions appear in random order. The student receives immediate feedback on the correctness of each answer. For incorrect answers the student is given the page number where the information appears in the manual. When the student completes the questions, the program reports the percentage of correct answers. The student can print a study sheet for help in reviewing topics that need additional attention.
BOK196AERIAL APPARATUS DRIVER/OPERATOR – CLIP ARTThe artwork and photos on this disc are taken directly from Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator handbook. The images are named to correspond with the figure numbers in the manual. All Images are in numerical order by chapter. The images on those disc are intended for on-screen computer monitor or projection use only and are at screen resolution. 2nd edition
BOK164AERIAL APPARATUS DRIVER/OPERATOR HANDBOOKThe second edition of the Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook is designed to educate the driver/operator who is responsible for operating fire apparatus equipped with aerial devices, which include aerial ladders, aerial ladder platforms, articulating elevating platforms, telescoping elevating platforms , and water towers.
BOK166AERIAL APPARATUS DRIVER/OPERATOR HANDBOOK: SELF STUDY GUIDE2ND EDITION The questions in this study guide are taken from the information presented in the second edition of Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator handbook. This guide is intended to be used as a tool for studying the information presented in the manual.
BOK167AERIAL APPARATUS DRIVER/OPERATOR: COURSE WOOKBOOK2ND EDITION This workbook is designed too work in a number of ways. The workbook can be used as a study guide of r self-study. Although the answers are not included in this book, the page numbers are included that reference the manual pages on which the answers can be found. The workbook may also be used as a homework assignment given by your instructor. In either case, the best approach to using this workbook is to read the questions through in their entirety, answer those question that you can answer on your own, and look up those questions that you cannot answer in the manual.
BOK198AERIAL APPARATUS DRIVER/OPERATOR: CURRICULUM2ND EDITION The instructional materials (lesson plans. Test, powerpoint presentations, student applications, and administrative tools) on this disc have been designed to accompany Aerial apparatus driver/operator.
BOK154AIRCRAFT RESCUE AND FIRE FIGHTING – CLIP ARTThe artwork and photos on this disc are taken directly from the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (5th Edition) manual. The images are named to correspond with the figure numbers in the manual. All images are in numerical order by chapter. The images on this disc are intended for on-screen computer monitor or projection use only and are at screen resolution(72dpi).
BOK153AIRCRAFT RESCUE AND FIRE FIGHTING – CURRICULUMThis instructor disc contains materials needed to teach a course in conjunction with the IFSTA Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (5th Edition) manual. The materials were created using the basic features of Microsoft word & Microsoft powerpoint. The disc has a user-friendly interface that allows instructors to select the appropriate component from a menu. Included in each chapter are: Powerpoint presentations; Instructor lesson and lecture outlines; & Chapter tests. All of the files are customizable to allow instructors to add their own information.
BOK152AIRCRAFT RESCUE AND FIRE FIGHTING – STUDY GUIDE CD-ROMThese easy-to-use multmedia learning systems are modern, electronic versions of FPP’s classic printed study guides. They allow the individual student to proceed through the questions in any order, find out immediately whether his or her answer is right or wrong, and be referred to the print manual for correct answers as necessary. Most questions are in the same multiple choice format that is used on civil service and certification examinations. The program also tracks the results of each session as a record of progress. Each time a student goes through the program, the questions are rearranged randomly to prevent answering correctly through rote memorization.
BOK149AIRCRAFT RESCUE AND FIRE FIGHTING (5TH EDITION) – MANUALThis book provides basic information needed by firefighters to effectively perform the various tasks involved in aircraft rescue and fire fighting. Material covered includes qualifications for aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) personnel, aircraft and airport familiarization, safety and aircraft hazards, ARFF communications, extinguishing agents, ARFF driver/operator, airport emergency planning, and ARFF strategic and tactical operations.
BOK088CATASTROPHE PREPARATION AND PREVENTION FOR FIRE SERVICE PROFESSIONALSIf you are a firefighter, fire inspector, fire marshal, 911 operator, community relations officer or otherwise serving in fire service tactics and operations, this workbook will help you recognize catastrophic threats, contribute to your community’s ability to prevent and reduce the threats, and work with your supervisors and other public safety officials to actively reduce the risk of catastrophe. If you are a Fire Chief, Battalion Chief, Fire Catain, or other senior fire service official, this workbook outlines an effective process for developing and implementing strategy and operations to preventor mitigate the catastrophic results of natural, accidental, and intentional threats. This is your playbook for winning against the toughest adversaries you will ever face.
BOK066CHIEF FIRE OFFICER’S DESK REFERENCEThis book includes: Management and leadership;Personnel administration; Asset management; Operations; Fire prevention and public education; and Tomorrow’s fire service.
BOK195COMMAND SAFETY
BOK130DECONTAMINATION FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EMERGENICIESAll the facts are here, including a simple method of decontaminating people and equipment, and they are represented clearly and simply. Readers develop an understanding of why decontamination is vital not only to the health and safety of an affected individual but to emergency responders and the entire community. Real-life experiences described in case studies can be the source of lively discussion and learning.
BOK176EMERGENCY INCIDENT REHABILITATIONAll of the basic functions that must be performed in a rehab operation are covered in detail &in a logical order, which allows them to be easily implemented by emergency operations of any size. In addition to meeting the NFPA 1500 & 1584 standards, the information contained in this book is also in agreement with the principles of the National Fire Service Incident Management System. FEATURE INCLUDE: Discussion of the evolution of the NFPA 1584 , Recommended Practices on Rehabilitation for Members Operating at the Incident Scene Operations & Training Exercises. Presentation of concepts beyond the formal rehab sector, including pre-and re-hydration recommendations for the individual firefighter to ensure adequate personal hydration throughout an event. Expanded information on medical assessment, monitoring, & treatment of firefighters during rehab. Updated statistics, the latest information on rehab equipment, and up-to-date recommendations for on-scene food & beverage intake.
BOK057ENGINE COMPANY FIREGROUND OPERATIONSEngine Company Fireground Operations, Third Edition, covers the basic objectives of engine company work, including the proper supply and use of water to fight fires, and emphasizes that engine companies should be focused on three major tactical priorities on the fireground: life safety, extinguishment, and property conservation. Other areas of importance covered in this book include protecting exposures, confining the fire, and carrying out overhaul operations.
BOK015EXAM PREP TECHNICAL RESCUE ROPES & RIGGINGExam Prep: Technical Rescue- Ropes & Rigging is designed to prepare you to sit for a Technical Rescue- Ropes & Rigging certification, promotion, or training examination by including the same type of multiple-choice questions you are likely to encounter. This book includes: Practice examinations for Technical Rescue – Ropes & Riggings, Self-scoring guide with page references for further study, Winning test-taking tips and helpful hints, & Coverage of NFPA 1006, Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications, 2003 Edition -Ropes & rigging.
BOK006EXAM PREP: WILDLAND FIRE FIGHTER I & IIThis book is designed to thoroughly prepare you for a Wildland Fire Fighter I or II certification, promotion, or training examination by including the same type of multiple-choice questions you are likely to encounter on the actual exam.
BOK011EXAM PREP: AIRPORT FIRE FIGHTERThis book is designed to prepare you to sit for an airport fire fighter certification, promotion, or training examination by including the same type of multiple-choice questions you are likely to encounter.
BOK017EXAM PREP: FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY EDUCATOR I & IIThis book includes: Practice examinations for Fire and Life Safety Educator I & II levels; Self-scoring guide with page references for further study; Winning test-taking tips and helpful hints; Coverage of NFPA 1035, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public Fire and Life Safety Educator, 2005 Edition.
BOK010EXAM PREP: FIRE DEPARTMENT SAFETY OFFICERThis book is designed to prepare you to sit for a Fire Department Safety Officer certification, promotion, or training examination by including the same type of multiple-choice questions you are likely to encounter.
BOK018EXAM PREP: TECHNICAL RESCUE- VEHICLE/MACHINERY AND WATER/ICEThis book includes: Practice examinations for Technical Rescue- Vehicle/Machinery and Water/Ice; Self-scoring guide with page references for further study; Winning test-taking tips and helpful hints; Coverage of NFPA 1006, Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications, 2003 Edition – Vehicle/Machinery and Water/Ice.
BOK170EXCEEDING CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS; QUALITY CONCEPTS FOR THE FIRE SERVICEChief Fire Officers must continually strive to improve their department’s service & cost effectiveness, while maintaining a level of excellence. This resource demonstrates that the way to meet these demands is through Quality Improvement Programs – through planning, training, & teamwork- that not only meet the department’s needs, but also exceed their customer’s expectations. It raises consciousness about them, demonstrates the need for them, explains the benefits of them, & presents a few of the techniques to show that they are feasible & achievable in the fire service today. Features: 1. Discusses the total Quality Leadership program & why it is essential for organizational success. 2. Highlights ways to identify improvement areas. 3. Details problem-solving tools for quality improvements. 4. Discusses ways of measuring customer expectations & satisfaction.
BOK131EXPLOSIVES — IDENTIFICATION GUIDEThis book serves as an excellent reference guide to explosives for emergency responders such as firefighters, police officers, & EMS staff as well as security personnel. Through color photographs & short descriptions, the reader can identify explosives by general type & learn the appropriate way to treat each of them.
BOK213FALLEN HEROES A Tribute From Fire Engineering9/11 Tenth Anniversary Remembrance Fallen Heroes: A Tribute from Fire Engineering was published in 2001 to honor the courageous men and women who responded to the September 11, 2001 attacks on America. This beautifully-bound, 160-page tribute details the tragic events of the attacks. The book includes a photo gallery with biographies of the fallen firefighters, firsthand reports from Ground Zero and the Pentagon, and reactions from around the world. Proceeds will benefit the Fire Engineering Courage and Valor Foundation.
BOK032FIRE ATTACK: STRATEGY AND TACTICS OF INITIAL COMPANY RESPONSEFire Attack gives firefighters a fighting chance by providing them with a solid understanding of fire behavior and equipping them with proven attack strategies and techniques. This 12-20 hour, seminar-format course goes beyond other courses by: Delivering essential information pertaining to NFPA 1001, 1021 and 1500; Offering activities and exercises that help students retain what they’ve learned; Enabling trainers to tailor the course to meet specific departmental requirements.
BOK141Fire Command (Second Edition)
BOK174FIRE DEPARTMENT HYDRRAULICSThis books provides a complete overview of the “how” and “why” associated with hydraulics. Through numerous examples, illustrations, & step-by-step solutions to problems, this book provides a comprehensive foundation to the professional qualifications needed to meet the NFPA 1002 guidelines. Knowledge of hydraulics is key for Drivers & Operators in the fire service. FEATURES INCLUDE: Explanations of the development of many of the accepted hydraulic formulas. Expands the use of the “hand” method for determining friction loss on the fireground. Numerous hydraulic problems with solutions. Section-end review that includes verbal & mathematical review of chapter content.
BOK187FIRE DEPARTMENT INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICERThis book provides a detailed, street-tested approach to working as an incident safety officer. It is divided into two key sections. The first provides a solid foundation of key topic information as well as a guide to developing an effective fire department safety incident officer program. Section two presents an action model that will help incident safety officers make a difference at the incident scene. Sample checklists and standard operating procedures are also included.
BOK135FIRE IN YOUR HOME- PREVENTION AND SURVIVALThis booklet focuses on four basic defenses against fire in the home. 1. Keeping fire out of your home 2. Installing early-warning systems to alert your household to a fire in time to escape safely & fire sprinkler system to extinguish fires 3. Having an escape plan that can save your life in a fire 4. Forming fire-safe habits and knowing how to respond to fire emergencies
BOK163FIRE INSPECTION AND CODE ENFOCEMENT – STUDY GUIDEThe questions are designed to help students remember information and to make them think. The guide contains hundreds of multiple choice questions. The answers, found in the back of the study guide, are listed by chapter. Each answer is referenced to the Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement manual page on which the answer can be found.
BOK156FIRE INSPECTION AND CODE ENFORCEMENT – CURRICULUMThis CD-Rom includes virtually everything an instructor needs to teach a comprehensive training course that meets the requirements of NFPA 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner, Levels I & II of the 2009 edition. Each lesson includes detailed lecture and lesson outlines, skill evaluation checklists, and customizable PowerPiont slide presentations. The outlines are provided in Microsoft Word and are customizable so that instructors can modify lessons to reflect their own teaching preferences or local procedures. The slide presentations can be modified to match any changes in the outline. In addition, the slide presentation contain photos and illustrations from the manual. All of the files on this CD-Rom may be viewed from the disc or copied to a computer hard drive.
BOK158FIRE INSPECTION AND CODE ENFORCEMENT – MANUALA reference manual for both uniformed and civilian inspectors. Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement is a comprehensive source of information. This manual educates inspectors about the principles and techniques of fire prevention and life-safety inspection and code compliance. It addresses NFPA 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner, Levels I & II of the 2009 edition. In addition, this manual has also been written to meet the learning objectives of the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education(FESHE) Principles of Code Enforcement course.
BOK160FIRE INSPECTION AND CODE ENFORCEMENT – STUDENT WORKBOOKThe use of this workbook will help improve student performances. Instructors may choose to integrate these workbook activities into their classes or use them as homework assignments or pre-course work. The information is divided into Inspector I and Inspector II sections. Different types of questions and activities are used to reinforce different learning styles. References to page numbers are included in the workbook so students can use the product as a self-study tool by referring to the manual for correct answers. The answer key, however, is included with the instructor’s curriculum materials where students cannot obtain access.
BOK155FIRE INSPECTION AND CODE ENFORCEMENT – STUDY GUIDEThese easy-to-use multmedia learning systems are modern, electronic versions of FPP’s classic printed study guides. They allow the individual student to proceed through the questions in any order, find out immediately whether his or her answer is right or wrong, and be referred to the print manual for correct answers as necessary. Most questions are in the same multiple choice format that is used on civil service and certification examinations. The program also tracks the results of each session as a record of progress. Each time a student goes through the program, the questions are rearranged randomly to prevent answering correctly through rote memorization.
BOK157FIRE INSPECTION AND CODE ENFORMENT – CLIP ARTThe artwork and photos on these disc are taken directly from the Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement manual. The images are named to correspond with the figure numbers in the manual. All images are in numerical order by chapter. The images on this disc are intended for on-screen computer monitor or projection use only and are at screen resolution(72dpi).
BOK067FIRE ON THE MOUNTAINThe true story of the South Canyon fire
BOK173FIRE PREVENTION: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACHThis book is the first text to take into account the broad range of prevention activities that must be coordinated for a modern approach to prevention. Going well beyond code enforcement & plan review, it details how to utilize all the tools available through public education, & how to contribute to planning efforts by incorporating investigation activities into a prevention or currently managing these programs, Fire Prevention will help you plan effectively. FEATURES INCLUDE: A comprehensive approach to fire & life safety prevention; Case studies with real-life situations from fire departments across North America; Coverage of current trends such as injury prevention & performance codes; Discussion of legal issues; Chapter questions & answers.
BOK086FIRE PREVENTION: INSPECTION & CODE ENFORCEMENTIn this three part book, the first section discusses code administration, & inspection & enforcement procedures, as well as history of the code development process. The next section explains model building code fundamentals such as use & occupancy, construction type, height & area, & means of egress. The last section uses step-by-step approach to explain the use of the model fire prevention codes in the inspection process. Coverage of issues such as enforcement authority, determining inspection priorities, maintenance of rated assemblies, fire protection systems, storage occupancies, detonation & deflagration hazards, & hazardous materials storage & processing are covered in depth in this comprehensive guide to conducting successful code inspection & enforcement.
BOK214FIRE SERVICE RAPID INTERVENTION CREWS:PRINCIPLES & PRACTICEFrom training to equipment to on-scene considerations, this book covers all aspects of rapid intervention & ensures that crew members & Incident Commanders are fully prepared for “Mayday” emergencies. This book addresses the competencies for chapters 5, 6, and 7 of the 2015 Edition of NFPA 1407, Standard for Training Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews, and informs training personnel on how to conduct safe, effective, rapid intervention training. It also provides a road map for small, medium, or large departments to safely train members on the skills of self-survival and rapid intervention in preparation for incidents where fire fighters become lost, trapped, or disoriented. Whether you are on a large urban fire department or a small rural volunteer department, the information, skills, and message in this book -that all fire fighters and fire service leaders understand and support the need to have a Rapid Intervention Crew (RIC) on every fireground – apply.
BOK069FIREFIGHTERS FROM THE HEART: TRUE STORIES & LESSONS LEARNEDWelcome to the world of firefighting- the camaraderie, the challenges, the defeats, and the triumphs. Within these pages walk alongside firefighters and fire officers as they fight fires, face career-altering decisions, and learn critical lessons that forever change their perception on what it means to be a firefighter. Chicago Battalion Chief and 27-year service member Steve Chikerotis shares stories drawn from some of the most respected firefighters in the nation to convey valuable lessons on safety, risk management, education and awareness. Over 45 exciting short stories unfold each heart-pounding incident, promoting the development of crucial life-saving instincts and leadership skills as well as inviting readers to develop a sense of appreciation for the life of a firefighter.
BOK084FIREFIGHTER’S HANDBOOK: FIREFIGHTING & EMERGENCY RESPONSEThis 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 & 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. This 3rd Edition manual 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 hazardous materials and terrorism response, and much more.
BOK110FIREFIGHTING STRATEGIES AND TACTICSThis book offers comprehensive coverage of all firefighting strategies & tactics, from standard company responsibilities & assignments to specialized situational strategies & tactics. Written by a team of experienced fire service personnel representing a variety of geographic & professional viewpoints, you’ll get first-hand knowledge of strategies& tactics, whether it’s fighting high-rise or wildland fires, from people who have been there. In a logical, easy-to-follow manner, you’ll progress from basic concepts to the application of tactics & situational strategies for particular occupancies or types of fires, presented in a fashion that can be universally applied in all areas of the country, rural to urban.
BOK172FORENSIC FIRE SCENE RECONSTRUCTIONThis book illustrates a totally new systematic approach for reconstructing fire scenes. The approach applies the principles of fire protection engineering along with forensic & behavioral science & uses actual fire cases to illustrate the concepts presented within the book. These examples shed a new insight into the forensic science, fire engineering, & human factor issues. Intended for use by fire & law enforcement investigators, prosecutors, & fire protection professionals. FEATURES INCLUDE: Real world examples that are uniformly illustrated, using the guidelines from NFPA 921, Guide for Fire & Explosion Investigations. Self-study questions that help demonstrate & reinforce the principles discussed in each chapter. A “paint by numbers” approach to interpreting fire scenes to determine the origin of the fire. An entire chapter devoted to exploring the new technologies that are helping to improve fire investigation now & into the future.
BOK103FROM BUDDY TO BOSS: EFFECTIVE FIRE SERVICE LEADERSHIPFire service veteran Chase Sargent has taken his popular course and written a no-holds-barred leadership book for the fire service in a conversational and easy-to-read style. He tells you how to accept and survive politics, deal with the fringe employees, and keep your cool–tricks of the trade that usually take years to acquire. In this book you’ll learn: * Your credibility is a valuable currency that takes time to build up. What you do, not what you say, is the ultimate test of your credibility, reinforcing your expectations. *That leadership requires individuals and organizations to create an environment where people and their ideas can thrive. *How to use stories to impress upon our new members the necessity of doing certain things. *That the quickest ways to lose trust are to inconsistently apply and enforce rules and to allow your personal feelings to dictate what you will and won’t enforce. *Why leading by example and from the front–doing, not saying–is critical to your success.
BOK021FROM PTSD TO PTGPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has increasingly affected individuals all over the world. So, how  do we mitigate this growing problem? Post-Traumatic Growth(PTG). PTG is defined as a phenomenon where a person becomes stronger & creates a more meaningful life in the wake of tragedy or trauma. David Griffin suffered from PTSD after his involvement as the first due engineer on a multiple line of duty death incident in Charleston, SC where nine firefighters perished. He delved into a life of alcohol & prescription drug abuse, mixed martial arts fighting to quell his anger, erratic behavior, sleeve tattoos, depression, survivors guilt, & anxiety. Join David on his journey from the point where he almost lost his life, all the way to where he is today he is today as an international speaker, author, instructor, & captain in the emergency services profession. learn from someone who actually experienced a traumatic event, was diagnosed with PTSD, & through hard work, beat it with PTG. This is proof PTSD can be overcome & individuals who suffered from it can live a mentally healthy & successful life.
BOK022FROM PTSD TO PTGPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has increasingly affected individuals all over the world. So, how do we mitigate this growing problem? Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG). PTG is defined as a phenomenon where a person becomes stronger & creates a more meaningful life in the wake of tragedy or trauma. David Griffin suffered from PTSD after his involvement as the first due engineer on a multiple line of duty incident in Charleston, SC where nine firefighters perished. He delved into a life of alcohol & prescription drug abuse, mixed martial arts fighting to quell his anger, erratic behavior. sleeve tattoos, depression, survivors guilt, & anxiety. Join David on his journey from the point where he almost lost his life, all the way to where he is today as an international speaker, author, instructor, & captain in the emergency services profession. Learn from someone who actually experienced a traumatic event, was diagnosed with PTSD, & through hard work, beat it with PTG. This is proof PTSD can be overcome & individuals who suffered from it can live a mentally healthy & successful life.
BOK049FUNDAMENTALS OF SEARCH AND RESCUEProviding an overview of all aspects of search and rescue procedures and equipment, Fundamentals of Search and Rescue (FUNSAR) teaches the absolutely essentials techniques employed by nearly all search and rescue personnel. FUNSAR offers an in-depth and practical approach to search and rescue and is recommended for all emergency responders. Dynamic Features: Knowledge concerning the general responsibilities, skills, abilities, and equipment needed by field searchers; An excellent mix of photos and illustrations depicting the technical aspects of the search & rescue experience; SAR tips providing advice from masters of the trade. Comprehensive Content: Important legal & ethical considerations for search & rescue; Survival & improvisational methods in all types of outdoor settings; Tracking & travel skills; Different types of search & rescue equipment, clothing, & technology.
BOK051HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AIR MONITIRING & DETECTION DEVICES ( 2ND Edition)This book explains technical terminology and hazard information in an easy-to-understand manner. The key component to safely responding to HazMat incidents is the appropriate use of detection devices, and this book provides HazMat teams with a thorough guide to effective air monitoring in emergency response situations. Each type of air monitoring device available for emergency services is described in detail, including newer devices recently released on the market. Experienced-based case studies and explanations for the operations of various types of devices make this how-to guide a necessity for emergency responders.
BOK113HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AIR MONITORING & DETECTION DEVICESSPECIAL EDITION ONE OF FOUR BOOKS ( BOK114, BOK115, & BOK116 ) This book discusses the detection and monitoring of hazardous agents used for terrorism, as well as how to use a variety of detection devices for effective air monitoring.
BOK072HAZARDOUS MATERIALS FIELD GUIDE (2ND EDITION)Thoroughly updated for the second edition, the Hazardous Materials Filed Guide provides critical information for emergency responders on the scene of an incident involving hazardous materials and terrorist events. Full color flow charts highlight critical response procedures, while the identification of placards and labels commonly used on roadways and railways provide a quick reference for emergency responders.
BOK019IN HONOR OF THE CHARLESTON 9: A STUDY OF CHANGE FOLLOWING TRAGEDYNine firefighters lost. Many grieving families. An organization spiraling into crisis. Significant reasons for change. The Sofa Super Store Fire, one of the nation’s deadliest incidents for firefighters since 9/11, marked the beginning of change. Change for people & the global landscape of emergency services. But how, specifically, did a fire department in South Carolina learn at the individual team, & organizational levels following this tragedy, & consequently, institute the needed changes for organizational development? After more than 3 years of in-depth research, Dr. David Griffin, the engineer on the first due engine of the Sofa Super Store Fire, studies how organizational processes & employee behaviors changed following a multiple line of duty death incidents. The study centered on firefighters who officially responded on June 18, 2007. This is a scientific research study, not a story. Change did come. Find out how the concept of organizational learning led to changes, & how you can institute this powerful concept in your organization.
BOK020IN HONOR OF THE CHARLESTON 9: A STUDY OF CHANGE FOLLOWING TRAGEDYNine firefighters lost. Many grieving families. An organization spiraling into crisis. Significant reasons for change. The Sofa Super Store Fire, one of the nation’s deadliest incidents for firefighters since 9/11, marked the beginning of change. Change for people & the global landscape of emergency services. But how, specifically, did a fire department in South Carolina learn at the individual team, & organizational  levels following this tragedy, & consequently, institute the needed changes for organizational development? After more than 3 years of in-depth research, Dr. David Griffin, the engineer on the first due engine of the Sofa Super Store Fire, studies how organizational processes & employee behaviors changed following a multiple line of duty death incidents. The study centered on firefighters who officially responded on June 18, 2007. This is a scientific research study, not a story. Change did come. Find out how the concept of organizational learning led to changes, & how you can institute this powerful concept in your organization.
BOK025INSPIRATION FROM WIFE ON A MISSION FOLLOWING TRAGEDYAfter continuous inquires, I’ve found myself ready to share. To share my story, our story, in hopes to provide support, in one way or another, for anyone who may find themselves facing a challenging chapter in life as the spouse of an emergency responder. may faith guide your way to a love that never fails.
BOK026INSPIRATION FROM A WIFE ON A MISSION FOLLOWING TRAGEDYAfter continuous inquiries, I’ve found myself ready to share. To share my story, our story, in hopes to provide support, in one way or another, for anyone who may find themselves facing a challenging chapter in life as the spouse of an emergency responder. May faith guide your way to a love that never fails.
BOK180INTRODUCTION TO FIRE PREVENTIONThis best-selling fire prevention text presents a broad-based look at fire prevention as well as strong coverage of the history of fire prevention. FEATURES: Completely updated to include information on arson in the United States as well as recent research in the field of fire prevention. Emphasizes Master Planning as a part of fire prevention. New illustrations and charts appear throughout. New state court decisions relating to fire safety are included.
BOK040KIRK’S FIRE INVESTIGATIONSIXTH EDITION Today’s investigators are being held to a higher standard of professional practice than ever before. This best-selling text, written by a forensic scientist with extensive experience in all phases of fire and explosion investigation, details all the “need-to-know” skills, and offers correlation to both the NFPA921 and 1033 guidelines. Topics are presented in a logical order from simple chemistry and physics to scene analysis to complex case analysis. Special topics such as lab analysis, fire deaths, and explosions are also included. Features Include: Updated information & most recent literature references throughout; New insights into ignition processes along with supporting data; Causes & mechanisms for many fire indicators are explored; Many new photographs, experimental data, & new case examples; Full-color insert of fire & explosion photos; End-of-chapter review questions is a feature new to this edition.
BOK056LADDER COMPANY FIREGROUND OPERATIONSLadder Company Fireground operations, Third Edition, covers the basic objectives of ladder company work, including the assignments of conducting a primary search, rescuing victims, forcing entry, and conducting proper ventilation techniques. This book also emphasizes other areas of importance, including pre-incident planning, using standard operating guidelines (SOPs), and working within an Incident Management System (IMS).
BOK209LIVE FIRE TRAINING PINCIPLES AND PRACTICEManual & Instructor’s Toolkit. This manual features: A laser-like focus on training injury prevention; Actual Near-Miss Reporting System cases are discussed throughout the text to drive home critical points about safety and the lessons learned from these real-life incidents; Incident Reports discuss actual live-fire training deaths with a Post-Incident Analysis to review the lessons learned.
BOK181MASS CASUALTY AND HIGH-IMPACT INCIDENTS: AN OPERATIONS GUIDEThis street-wise guide for responders and planners is one of the first texts to fully integrate the Incident Management System for response to high-impact incidents. Written for EMS systems, fire departments, military officers, and private industry, this book incorporates the National Incident Management System as the basis for a medical incident management system for disasters, terrorist events, and other mass-casualty incidents. 1. Includes detailed forms for system implementation in a given agency 2. Case studies link the academic concepts with real-world experiences. 3. “Critical Factors” sidebars offer key points for emphasis.
BOK143MODEL PROCEDURES GUIDE FOR HIGHWAY INCIDENTSThe goal of this document is to provide guidance for responder safety at the highway incident while mitigating the incident and maintaining traffic flow.
BOK002PASS IT ONChief Billy Goldfeder, a 40-year fire service veteran, solicited insights and pearls of wisdom from our country’s greatest firefighters, fire officers, and emergency responders. The stories that make up this unprecedented collection share many perspectives of the emergency service experience and offer invaluable, often hard-won, lessons learned. Every firefighter, from probie to veteran, can find something to take away from these factual, real-life, first-hand stories, which cover a range of feelings – from wit to heartache to basic common sense. Features & Benefits: Introductions to each writer and their story by Billy Goldfeder. Contributors include a diverse group of more than 80 well-known fire service veterans. Experiences and lessons learned told from individual points of view.
BOK101POSITIVE PRESSURE ATTACK FOR VENTILATION & FIREFIGHTINGPositive pressure was first used in the fire service to ventilate a structure after the fire was knocked down. Authors Kriss Garcia and Reinhard Kauffmann, with Ray Schelble, show how to take positive pressure a step further to achieve effective ventilation in coordination with aggressive fire attack, called positive pressure attack(PPA). Properly used PPA allows firefighters great control over the interior environment of a fire building and starts at the earliest stages of the operation when ventilation can provide the greatest benefit for victims, firefighters, and the structure. With a small investment in equipment and a commitment to training, any fire department can implement PPA at the company level
BOK115PREPARING FOR BIOLOGICAL TERRORISM – AN EMERGENCY SERVICES PLANNING GUIDESPECIAL EDITION – THREE OF FOUR BOOKS (BOK113, BOK114, BOK116) This book outlines how to prepare one’s community to handle a biological attack.
BOK114PREPARING FOR TERRORISM -AN EMERGENCY SERVICES GUIDESPECIAL EDITION TWO OF FOUR BOOKS (BOK113, BOK115, BOK116) -This book provides a blueprint for preparing and planning for, mitigating the effects of responding to, and recovering from terrorism disasters.
BOK031RAPID INTERVENTION COMPANY OPERATIONSIncludes instructor’s CD. Features of this book: Concise explanations and step-by-step photo “skill” sequences clearly exemplify essential life saving procedures. New technology, such as a chapter on Thermal Imaging Cameras, is covered to ensure safe and efficient recovery of downed firefighters. Checklists and model guidelines can be put to immediate use within any rapid intervention company operation. Thought-provoking “Case studies” drawn from actual incidents at the beginning of each chapter introduce valuable lessons to be learned while promoting critical thinking. “Safety Tips” highlight important safety considerations whiles”Notes” and “Rescue Tips” provide valuable information for the efficient execution of rescue operations.
BOK029RESPONDING TO OILFIELD EMERGENCIESThis guide includes: Communicating the Emergency; Evaluating the Emergency; Responding to Production Site Emergencies; Responding to Drilling Site Emergencies; and Response Resources.
BOK162ROOKIE YEARTwelve rookie firefighters; twelve stories; one incredible year.
BOK048SAFE FIREFIGHTING: FIRST THINGS FIRST (Volume One)Volume 1: First Thing First (Exterior Operations Level) Includes CD-rom The focus of this program is on the new volunteer. The intent is to provide a curriculum for the new volunteer that facilitates a quick transition to safe fire and emergency scene operations where the new firefighter can assist with outside functions on the scene.
BOK087SAFE FIREFIGHTING: LEVELS I & IIPart 2: Inside Operations(Level I ) This module, when combined with the Exterior Operations level module, covers all of the Knowledge, skills, and Abilities (KSAs) to comply with the intent of NFPA Level I firefighter. Part 3: Leading the Team ( Level II ) This module covers the remaining KSAs for the Level II firefighter. Student DVD included
BOK159SAFE OPERATION OF FIRE TANKERSIt is hoped that fire department leaders and training officials will use the information contained in this document to reduce the risk of their fire department tankers becoming involved in some type of a crash. Some of the information in this document pertains to apparatus design issues. Other information pertains to driver training and standard operating procedural issues. All of the information, when analyzed and implemented appropriately, can lessen the frequency and severity of crashes involving fire department tankers.
BOK171STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS ON THE FIREGROUNDStrategic & Tactical Considerations on the Fireground uses a systems approach to guide you through the process of problem identification & solution response. From pre-incident planning to incident scene control, this text provides the tools for response in numerous situations including among others, building collapse, high rise fires, strip malls, & large commercial buildings. FEATURES INCLUDE: The command sequence method for problem identification and strategy tactics. Cue-based Decision-Making, taught by the National Fire Academy, to describe incident scene problem solving. Discussion of building construction – the basic types and their strengths, weaknesses, fire resistance and collapse potential.
BOK077STREET SMART FIREFIGHTINGTHE COMMON SENSE GUIDE TO FIREFIGHTER SAFETY AND SURVIVAL An exciting new approach: Uses real incidents, from fire departments around the country; Filled with many undersatandable and sometimes amusing short stories and examples that will help you learn. All the stories, people and examples, good and bad are real. The stories come from fire departments around the country.; Helps you to achieve safe, successful and predictable operations.; Fun to read, a book that you can’t put down.
BOK140Strong of HeartStrong of Heart is the haunting yet uplifting tale of one man’s search to rise above tragedy, to begin the painful process of rebuilding, and to find hope in the legacy left behind by the great men of the Fire Department of New York.
BOK116TERRORISM HANDBOOK FOR OPERATIONAL RESPONDERSSPECIAL EDITION FOUR FO FOUR BOOKS (BOK113, BOK114, BOK115) This book educates on how to make suitable decisions in the many varied situations that may confront a responder during a terrorist incident.
BOK001THE ART OF READING BUILDINGSThe Art of reading Buildings focuses on the practical art of reading a building and applying its positive & negative attributes in developing a size-up for fireground operations that center on structure fires. First-due company officers, incident commanders, and safety officers will appreciate the practical “street-wise” lessons captured in the book. Chief officers, training officers, engineers, firefighters, and fire science degree candidates will benefit from the wide range on building construction topics covered in this text. Features & Benefits: Understanding the technical & practical aspects of building construction. Learn on-the-spot building construction assessment using the authors’ custom rapid street-read guides. 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.
BOK182THE FIRE AND EMS DEPARTMENT SAFETY OFFICERThe safety officer in a fire or EMS department has several roles and responsibilities, both operational and administrative. This book provides an overview of applicable laws, regulations, and standards that affect the functions of a safety officer, and identifies other areas of knowledge, skills, and abilities that a competent safety officer must have. Focusing on the “how to” aspect of the job, The Fire and EMS Department Safety Officer is the perfect reference for both students and working professionals.
BOK212THE RURAL FIREFIGHTING HANDBOOK2ND EDITION This new, just released text covers a broad range of rural firefighting topics and features easily palatable chapters with clear up-front objectives and end-of-chapter questions. It also covers problematic issues seen during fire pump operations, including priming and drafting.
BOK079TRENCH RESCUE AWARENESS, OPERATIONS, TECHNICIANThe features found in the Second Edition will help readers take the next step in becoming outstanding rescue technicians. These features include: You are the Rescue Technician – Case studies that stimulate classroom discussion. Voices of Experience – Expert advice from masters of the trade. Wrap- up – Chief Concepts, key terms, and review questions provided at the conclusion of each chapter to help students study for exam. Student workbook – Built right into the text Students can follow along with instructor PowerPoint slides which are provided as a appendix for note taking.
BOK178TRENCH RESCUE: AWARENESS, OPERATIONS & TECHNICIAN LEVELSThis book is easily understood and includes many photos and technical illustrations that reinforce chapter objectives. In addition, each unit is filled with specific information and valuable tips, and concludes with a chapter summary and test questions to help the reader understand and retain important information. As an added bonus, the author also summarizes why chapter questions answers are correct.
BOK205UNDERSTANDING AND IMPLEMENTING THE 16 FIREFIGHTER LIFE SAFETY INITIATIVESThis textbook was developed as a joint project between the National Falen Firefighters Foundation(NFFF) and Fire Protection Publications. It provides a detailed overview and implementation strategies for the 16 Fire Fighter Life Safety Initiatives that were developed by the NFFF at their landmark summit in 2004. Each of the chapters was written by a different highly-respected fire service subject matter expert on the topic.
BOK206UNDERSTANDING AND IMPLEMENTING THE 16 FIREFIGHTER LIFE SAFETY INITIATIVESThis textbook was developed as a joint project between the National Falen Firefighters Foundation(NFFF) and Fire Protection Publications. It provides a detailed overview and implementation strategies for the 16 Fire Fighter Life Safety Initiatives that were developed by the NFFF at their landmark summit in 2004. Each of the chapters was written by a different highly-respected fire service subject matter expert on the topic.
BOK094VOLUNTEER TRAINING DRILLS: A YEAR OF WEEKLY DRILLSTraining is all about learning new skills and certifying the ability to perform them to a given standard. Some of the outlines in this book are concerned with setting up training for your members. The majority of the outlines provide guides for a series of drills that will challenge your members; provide an opportunity to measure their progress; and , where possible, incorporate the fun of competition. The goal is to practice the basic skills until they become automatic.
BOK003VOLUNTEER TRAINING OFFICER’S HANDBOOKVolunteer Training Officer’s handbook is ideally suited for the volunteer officer, chief officer, or firefighter of any rank looking to develop drills and training programs for their department. Both volunteer and paid departments will find the lessons invaluable. Each book comes with a CD-Rom that includes appendices, instructor materials such as roll call forms, presentation material in Powerpoint, and student manual.
BOK185WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING PRACTICESThis new text describes all aspects of wildland firefighting in detail. Written by a seasonal wildland fire officer in a clear,”how-to” style, it provides a comprehensive explanation of all the skills a firefighter needs to operate effectively against any type of wildland blaze. Step-by-step photographs of actual operations make it easy to understand the material; illustrations and graphs reinforce the learning process. This book provides a complete understanding of the skills and confidence needed to meet the challenges faced by a wildland firefighter.