Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills

ISBN-10: 0763771457
ISBN-13: 9780763771454
Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)
List price: $142.95
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Description: With the release of the Second Edition, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, the National Fire Protection Associationreg;, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs have joined forces to raise the bar for the fire service once again. Safety Is  More...

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List price: $142.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 10/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1068
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.840
Language: English

With the release of the Second Edition, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, the National Fire Protection Associationreg;, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs have joined forces to raise the bar for the fire service once again. Safety Is Fundamentals! The Second Edition features a laser-like focus on fire fighter injury prevention, including a dedicated chapter on safety. Reducing fire fighter injuries and deaths requires the dedicated efforts of every fire fighter, of every fire department, and of the entire fire community working together. It is with this goal in mind that we have integrated the 16 Fire Fighter Life Safety Initiatives developed by the National Fallen Fire Fighter Foundation into Chapter 2, Fire Fighter Safety. In most of the chapters, actual National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System cases are discussed to drive home important points about safety and the lessons learned from those real-life incidents. It is our profound hope that this textbook will contribute to the goal of reducing line-of-duty deaths by 25 percent in the next 5 years. Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, Second Edition thoroughly supports instructors and prepares students for the job. This one-volume text meets and exceeds the Fire Fighter I and II professional qualifications levels as outlined in the 2008 edition of NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. It also covers all of the Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) listed in the 2008 edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, at the awareness and operations levels, including Section 6.2, Mission-Specific Competencies: Personal Protective Equipment and Section 6.6, Mission-Specific Competencies: Product Control. Sample Materials: Click here to view a sample chapter from Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, Second Edition. Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation for Chapter 5: Fire Behavior. Click here to download the lecture outlines for Chapter 5: Fire Behavior. The Second Edition is highly-developed and is loaded with features, including: NFPA Standards and Objectives - Each chapter identifies the appropriate NFPA standards, cognitive objectives, and skills objectives for the chapter. You are the Fire Fighter - Each chapter opens with a case study that will stimulate classroom discussion, capture students' attention, and provides an overview of the chapter. Additional case studies and challenging questions are included in the end-of-chapter Wrap-Up. Near Miss Reports- This feature appears throughout the text where appropriate and uses real incident data to showcase lessons learned in order to keep fire fighters safe. 16 Life Safety Initiatives- Derived from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundationrsquo;s ldquo;Everyone Goes Homerdquo; program, the 16 Life Safety Initiatives are the foundation of Chapter 2: Fire Fighter Safety. Voices of Experience - Students will benefit from voices of experience; masters of the trade provide expert fire fighter advice. Figures and Tables - Figures and tables provide both clarity and interest, and calls students' attention to important concepts presented in the chapter. Skill Drills - Skill Drills provide written step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of important skills and procedures. Skill Drills are now identified as Fire Fighter I or II level skills with corresponding NFPA objectives referenced. Boxed features including Fire Marks, Safety Tips, and Fire Fighter Tips. End-of-chapter ldquo;Wrap-Uprdquo; resources including Chief Concepts and Hot Terms.

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