Engine Company Fireground Operations, 4th Edition

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Item #: RES34220
Price: $80.95
  • Description

    Get the most relevant resource for understanding and applying core concepts and objectives of fire fighting operations at the fireground.

    NFPA® and Jones & Bartlett Learning are pleased to bring you the fourth edition of Engine Company Fireground Operations. This recently revised and expanded publication incorporates the latest recommendations from UL and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to address every aspect of fire attack and ventilation and also present an extensive study of engine company fireground operations.

    Users gain access to cutting-edge information on fire science and building construction, the effects of burning modern fuels that result in extreme fire behavior, and more. Content covers broad-based general engine company responsibilities, include:

    • Equipment
    • Initial hose lays and water supplies
    • Deployment of attack, back-up, and exposure hose lines
    • Rapid intervention teams
    • Search and rescue
    • Master streams
    • Fire protection systems
    • Standpipe operations
    • Salvage and overhaul

    The new 4th Edition is an essential resource for firefighters and company officers as well as personnel preparing for promotion or studying for a civil service examination.

    Engine Company Fireground Operations helps ensure firefighters are trained, have the proper equipment, and are appropriately staffed and supported during fireground operations.

    The updated edition features:

    • Detailed illustrations that show the tactics and approaches described in each chapter
    • Case studies of strategies and tactics that resulted in firefighter line-of-duty deaths, as well as those that were successful and incorporated into the recommended practices of engine company fire attack, rescue, and ventilation
    • Detailed information on size-up that applies risk management principles to the Value-Time-Size method, which considers survivability profiling and threshold limits, identifying problems, selecting strategies and tactics, developing a quick incident action plan, and applying a functional accountability system for safety
    • A significant emphasis on attacking residential and commercial basement fires
    • A one-of-its-kind chapter on fireground operations and responsibilities for company level high-rise firefighting, with special attention paid to fire behavior within high-rise buildings

    Make proven fireground methods an integral part of your engine company operations.

    Engine Company Fireground Operations, 4th edition, focuses on the fundamental priorities of suppressing fire and protecting life and property. Give your department the most current information by ordering your copy today.

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