Wildland Firefighting Practices

ISBN-10: 0766801470
ISBN-13: 9780766801479
Edition: 2001
Authors: Joseph D. Lowe
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Book details

List price: $181.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 8/4/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

This new, well-illustrated text describes in detail all aspects of wildland firefighting. Written in a clear, "how to" style by a seasoned fire officer, 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 for the student to understand the material; illustrations and graphs reinforce the learning process. This text leaves students with a complete understanding of the challenges they will face - and with the skills and confidence to meet the challenges of being a wildland firefighter. (Keywords: Firefighting)

Forward
Preface
Introduction
How Wildland Fires are Fought: Fire Apparatus
Handcrews
Bulldozers
Fixed Wing Aircraft
Helicopter
Tools and Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment
Wildland Fire Behavior: Fuel Types
Weather
Topography
Predicting fire Behavior
Extreme Fire Behavior
Safety on Wildland Fires: Fire Behavior Situations that shout "" Watch Out""
Fireline Hazards
Working Around Aircraft
Working Around Bulldozers
The Fire Shelter
LCES
Fire Orders and 18 Situations that Shout "" Watch

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