Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics

ISBN-10: 159370061X

ISBN-13: 9781593700614

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: John Norman
List price: $79.00
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Description: Modern firefighting is a continually evolving science. New technologies are constantly being applied to the fire service, both from within and without. In the latest edition of this perennial favorite, author John Norman examines these new technologies and how they affect fireground tactics. He also details the new role firefighters play in homeland security. What is offered here is a guide for the firefighter and the fire officer who, having learned the basic mechanics of the trade, are now looking for specific methods for handling specific situations.

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Book details

List price: $79.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: PennWell Corporation
Publication date: 6/15/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 452
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

John Norman, born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1931, is the creator of the Gorean Saga, the longest-running series of adventure novels in science fiction history. Starting in December 1966 with Tarnsman of Gor, the series was put on hold after its twenty-fifth installment, Magicians of Gor, in 1988, when DAW refused to publish its successor, Witness of Gor. After several unsuccessful attempts to find a trade publishing outlet, the series was brought back into print in 2001. Norman has also produced a separate, three-installment science fiction series, the Telnarian Histories, plus two other fiction works (Ghost Dance and Time Slave), a nonfiction paperback (Imaginative Sex), and a collection of thirty short stories, entitled Norman Invasions. The Totems of Abydos was published in spring 2012.  All of Norman's work is available both in print and as ebooks. The Internet has proven to be a fertile ground for the imagination of Norman's ever-growing fan base, and at Gor Chronicles (www.gorchronicles.com), a website specially created for his tremendous fan following, one may read everything there is to know about this unique fictional culture.  Norman is married and has three children.

General principles of firefighting
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Engine company operations
Hoseline selection, stretching, and placement
Water supply
Sprinkler systems and standpipe operations
Ladder company operations
Forcible entry
Ventilation
Search and rescue
Firefighter safety and survival
Private dwellings
Multiple dwellings
Garden apartment and townhouse fires
Store fires - taxpayers and strip malls
High-rise office buildings
Buildings under construction, renovation, and demolition
Fire-related emergencies : incinerators, oil burners, gas leaks
Structural collapse
Fire department roles in terrorism and homeland security
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