|by John Norman, Chief of Special Operations (Ret.), FDNY|
NEW FOURTH EDITION IS NOW AVAILABLE!
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 methods for handling specific situations.
Features & benefits:
- A new chapter addressing fires in garden apartments and townhouses, a growing problem throughout the country.
- A new chapter on the fire department's role in homeland security and preventing terrorism -- the first fire service text to address the new roles first responders play in detecting, preventing, and responding to the newest threats America faces.
- The chapters on high rise office building fires and sections on building construction have been expanded to include the lessons learned from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center.
Table of Contents
Part I: General Firefighting Tactics
Part II: Specific Fire Situations
- General Principles of Firefighting
- Engine Company Operations
- Hoseline Selection, Stretching, and Placement
- Water Supply
- Standpipe and Sprinkler Operations
- Ladder Coompany Operations
- Forcible Entry
- Search and Rescue
- Firefighter Safety and Survival
- Private Dwellings
- Multiple Dwellings
- Gardent Apartments and Townhouses
- Commercial Buildings -- Taxpayers
- High-rise Office Buildings
- Buildings Under Construction, REnovation, Demolition
- Fire-related Emergencies: Incinerators, Oil Burners, Gas Leaks
- Fire Department Operations at Potential Terrorist Acts