Structural Firefighting: Strategy and Tactics, Second Edition

Details: ISBN-13: 9780763751685
Hardcover 379 pages © 2008


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Author(s): Bernard J. Klaene, Russell E. Sanders

Safe and effective firefighting requires a complex thought process. It is not a simple matter of “how to.” Decisions depend on many factors, from the type of building, to the likelihood of occupancy, to the water supply. This strategy and tactics text, Structural Firefighting: Strategy and Tactics, Second Edition, prepares the fire officer to take command at structure fires, fully utilizing available resources in a safe and effective manner. The goal of this textbook is to explain proven tactics and strategies used at structure fires.

This text gives the reader the necessary tools to achieve maximum productivity under adverse fireground conditions. It has been revised to thoroughly cover the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and current, applicable NFPA statistics and standards. New material includes a greatly expanded section on size-up, significant content on conflagrations and group fires, an extensive discussion of occupancy type, and more:

• Use of real-world examples to reinforce chapter concepts

• Student exercises based on practical and real scenarios

• Discussion of actual, recent fire incidents and what can be learned from them

By applying the principles described in this text, even the most experienced incident commander will be able to utilize his or her knowledge more effectively at the scene.

Special features in Structural Firefighting: Strategy and Tactics, Second Edition include:

• Clear, understandable writing style

• Dynamic two-color illustrations

• Key terms underlined and bolded, defined at end of chapter

• Fallacy/Fact boxes that defuse myths and explain the facts

• Case summaries that discuss and analyze recent structural fires

• In-depth, critical thinking activities at the end of each chapter

An Instructor’s ToolKit CD-ROM hand-tailored to Structural Firefighting: Strategy and Tactics, Second Edition contains chapter PowerPoint presentations, lecture outlines, an electronic test bank, and an image and table bank.

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