Firefighter's Handbook Essentials of Firefighting and Emergency Response

ISBN-10: 1401835759
ISBN-13: 9781401835750
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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List price: $180.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 3/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1024
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.444
Language: English

This full-color second edition features up-to-date, vital information on today?s fire service combined with current hazardous materials and terrorism coverage ? in one all-inclusive volume! Firefighter?s Handbook: Essentials of Firefighting and Emergency Response 2E, highlights all the critical details that apply to the job of today?s firefighter, from the basic requirements of Firefighter I and II, to hazardous materials awareness and operations, to incidents involving terrorism. The comprehensive format provides a welcome alternative to using numerous manuals to train students for the Firefighter I and II and Hazardous Operations levels. Clear and consistent content that is compliant with the 2002 edition of the NFPA 1001 Standard makes this a must-have training aid and resource for every firefighter.

Dedication
Foreword
About Our Authors
Preface
Acknowledgments
NFPA 1001 Correlation Guide
NFPA 472 Correlation Guide
Job Performance Requirement Correlation Guide
Overview of the History, Tradition, and Development of the American Fire Service
Objectives
The Mission of the Fire Service
Roots in the Past
Technology, Transition, and Times of Change
The Effects of World War II
Modernization of the Fire Service
The Fire Service of Today
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Resources
Fire Department Organization, Command, and Control
Objectives
Introduction
Fire Department Organization
The Firefighter
The Company
Additional Fire Department Functions
Regulations, Policies, Bylaws, and Procedures
Allied Agencies and Organizations
Incident Management
Incident Management System (IMS)
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Resources
Communications and Alarms
Objectives
Introduction
Communications Personnel
The Communications Facility
Computers in the Fire Service
Receiving Reports of Emergencies
Emergency Services Deployment
Traffic Control Systems
Radio Systems and Procedures
Arrival Reports
Mobile Support Vehicles
Records
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnote
Additional Resources
Fire Behavior
Objectives
Introduction
Fire Triangle, Tetrahedron, and Pyramid
Measurements
Chemistry and Physics of Fire
Sources of Heat
Combustion
Oxygen and Its Effect on Combustion
Vapor Pressure and Vapor Density
Boiling Point
Flammable and Explosive Limits
The Burning Process--Characteristics of Fire Behavior
Modes of Heat Transfer
Thermal Conductivity of Materials
Physical State of Fuels and Effect on Combustion
Theory of Fire Extinguishment
Unique Fire Events
Classes of Fire
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnotes
Additional Resources
Firefighter Safety
Objectives
Introduction
Safety Issues
The Safety Triad
Firefighter Safety Responsibilities
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnote
Additional Resources
Personal Protective Clothing and Ensembles
Objectives
Introduction
Personal Protective Equipment Factors
Types of Personal Protective Equipment
Care and Maintenance of Personal Protective Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment Effectiveness: "Street Smarts"
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Resources
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
Objectives
Introduction
Conditions Requiring Respiratory Protection
Effects of Toxic Gases and Toxic Environments
Legal Requirements for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Use
Limitations of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
Types of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
Donning and Doffing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Operation and Emergency Procedures
Inspection and Maintenance of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnote
Additional Resources
Portable Fire Extinguishers
Objectives
Introduction
Fire Classification and Risk
Types of Fire Extinguishers
Rating Systems for Portable Extinguishers
Limitations of Portable Extinguishers
Portable Extinguisher Operation
Care and Maintenance of Portable Extinguishers
Inspection Requirements
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnotes
Additional Resources
Water Supply
Objectives
Introduction
Sources of Water Supply
Water Distribution Systems
Fire Hydrants
Valves Associated with Water Distribution Systems
Rural Water Supply
Pressure Associated with Water Distribution Systems
Testing Operability and Flow of Hydrants
Determining Static, Residual, and Flow Pressures
Obstructions and Damage to Fire Hydrants and Mains
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnotes
Additional Resources
Fire Hose and Appliances
Objectives
Introduction
Construction of Fire Hose
Care and Maintenance of Fire Hose
Types of Hose Coupling
Care and Maintenance of Couplings
Hose Tools and Appliances
Coupling and Uncoupling Hose
Hose Rolls
Hose Carries
Hose Loads
Advancing Hoselines--Charged/Uncharged
Establishing a Water Supply Connection
Extending Hoselines
Replacing Sections of Burst Hose
Hose Lay Procedures
Deploying Master Stream Devices
Service Testing of Fire Hose
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnotes
Additional Resources
Nozzles, Fire Streams, and Foam
Objectives
Introduction
Definition of Fire Stream
Nozzles
Operating Hoselines
Stream Application, Hydraulics, and Adverse Conditions
Types of Foam and Foam Systems
Foam Characteristics
Classification of Fuels
Application of Foam
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnotes
Additional Resources
Protective Systems
Objectives
Introduction
Detection Systems
Sprinkler Systems
Sprinklers and Life Safety
Sprinkler Head Design and Operation
Types of Sprinkler Systems
Sprinkler System Connections and Piping
Control Devices for Sprinkler Systems
Returning Sprinkler Systems to Service
Standpipe Classifications
Standpipe System Connections and Piping
Alarms for Standpipes and Sprinklers
Other Protective Systems
Fire Department Operations with Protective Systems
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnotes
Additional Resources
Building Construction
Objectives
Introduction
Building Construction Terms and Mechanics
Structural Elements
Fire Effects on Common Building Construction Materials
Types of Building Construction
Collapse Hazards at Structure Fires
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Resources
Ladders
Objectives
Introduction
Ladder Terminology
Ladder Companies
Types of Truck-Mounted Ladders
Types of Ground or Portable Ladders
Use and Care of Portable or Ground Ladders
Maintenance, Cleaning, and Inspection
Ladder Safety
Ladder Uses
Ladder Selection
Special Uses
Safety
Miscellaneous Ladder Information
Ladder Skills
Raising Skills
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Resources
Ropes and Knots
Objectives
Introduction
Rope Materials and Their Characteristics
Construction Methods and Their Characteristics
Primary Uses
Fire Service Knots
Inspection
Maintenance
Rigging for Hoisting
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Resources
Rescue Procedures
Objectives
Introduction
Hazards Associated with Rescue Operations
Search of Burning Structures
Victim Removal, Drags, and Carries
Extrication from Motor Vehicles
Specialized Rescue Situations and Tools
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Resources
Forcible Entry
Objectives
Introduction
Forcible Entry Tools
Safety with Forcible Entry Tools
Maintenance of Forcible Entry Tools
Construction and Forcible Entry
Methods of Forcible Entry
Windows
Breaching Walls and Floors
Tool Assignments
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Ventilation
Objectives
Introduction
Principles, Advantages, and Effects of Ventilation
Heat, Smoke, and Toxic Gases
Considerations for Proper Ventilation
Fire and Its By-Products
Flashover
Backdraft (Smoke Explosion)
Rollover
What Needs to Be Vented?
Air Movement
Types of Ventilation
Mechanics of Ventilation
Ventilation Techniques
Roof Ventilation
Safety Considerations
Obstacles to Ventilation
Factors Affecting Ventilation
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Resources
Fire Suppression
Objectives
Introduction
Elements of Fire Control
Tactical Considerations
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Resources
Salvage, Overhaul, and Fire Cause Determination
Objectives
Introduction
Salvage Tools and Equipment
Maintenance of Tools and Equipment Used in Salvage
Salvage Operations
Salvage Operations in Sprinklered Buildings
Overhaul Tools and Equipment
Overhaul Operations
Fire Cause Determination Concerns
Securing the Building
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Resources
Prevention, Public Education, and Pre-Incident Planning
Objectives
Introduction
Administration of the Fire Prevention Division
Fire Company Inspection Program
Home Inspections
Fire and Life Safety Education
Pre-Incident Management Process
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Resources
Emergency Medical Services
Objectives
Introduction
Roles and Responsibilities of an Emergency Care Provider
Safety Considerations
Assessing a Patient
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/AED
Bleeding Control and Shock Management
Emergency Care for Common Emergencies
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Resources
Firefighter Survival
Objectives
Introduction
Incident Readiness
Safety at Incidents
Firefighter Emergencies
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnotes
Additional Resources
Hazardous Materials: Laws, Regulations, and Standards
Objectives
Introduction
Laws, Regulations, and Standards
Emergency Planning
OSHA HAZWORPER Regulation
Standards
Additional Laws, Regulations, and Standards
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnotes
Additional Resources
Hazardous Materials: Recognition and Identification
Objectives
Introduction
Location and Occupancy
Placards, Labels, and Markings
Other Identification Systems
Containers
Senses
Chemical and Physical Properties
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnotes
Additional Resources
Hazardous Materials: Information Resources
Objectives
Introduction
Emergency Response Guidebook
Material Safety Data Sheets
Shipping Papers
Facility Documents
Computer Resources
Chemtrec
Reference and Information Texts
Industrial Technical Assistance
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Resources
Hazardous Materials: Personal Protective Equipment
Objectives
Introduction
Health Hazards
Exposure Levels
Types of Personal Protective Equipment
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnote
Additional Resources
Hazardous Materials: Protective Actions
Objectives
Introduction
Hazardous Materials Management Processes
Common Incidents
Decontamination
Methods of Decontamination
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnotes
Additional Resources
Product Control and Air Monitoring
Objectives
Introduction
Defensive Operations
Air Monitoring at the First Responder Operations Level
Meter Terminology
Carbon Monoxide Incidents
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Resources
Terrorism Awareness
Objectives
Introduction
Types of Terrorism
Potential Targets
Indicators of Terrorism
HAZMAT Crimes
Incident Actions
General Groupings of Warfare Agents
Detection of Terrorism Agents
Federal Assistance
Lessons Learned
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnote
Additional Resources
Glossary
Acronyms
Other Fire Science Titles from Delmar
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