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Fundamentals of Fire Fighter SkillsAuthors: International Association of Fire Chiefs, National Fire Protection Association
Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, Fourth Edition is a complete Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II training solution. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you product enhancements and features that ensure student comprehension and enhanced critical-thinking skills.
The Fourth Edition features the same exceptional content, along with the latest standards, technology, and research, including the latest research-based data from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Understanding that today’s fires release energy faster, reach flashover potential sooner, and may reach higher temperatures than building fires of the past is critically important for new and seasoned fire fighters. This foundational knowledge is covered extensively, in addition to recent data identifying the higher rate of physical and mental health issues in the fire service than the general population. Information relating to fire fighter health and safety has been revised and updated to include behavioral and physical health awareness topics and statistics.
The new edition meets and exceeds the performance requirements in the latest edition of NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. Along with a new design, the structure and organization of the Fourth Edition has been completely updated to allow you the flexibility to teach your Fire Fighter I and II courses exactly the way you wish.
The Fourth Edition delivers:
A split-level table of contents with distinct sections for Fire Fighter Level I and Level II chapters
Full coverage of all JPRs and competencies required within the latest edition of NFPA 1001
Updated research and statistics, with reference information, is included to ensure evidence-based recommendations and protocols
A new and improved Skill Drill design with clear, comprehensive visual summaries
An updated art program featuring new photos and illustrations
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section Fire Fighter I
Chapter 1 The Fire Service
Chapter 2 Fire Fighter Health and Safety
Chapter 3 Personal Protective Equipment
Chapter 4 Fire Service Communications
Chapter 5 Fire Behavior
Chapter 6 Building Construction
Chapter 7 Portable Fire Extinguishers
Chapter 8 Fire Fighter Tools and Equipment
Chapter 9 Ropes and Knots
Chapter 10 Forcible Entry
Chapter 11 Ladders
Chapter 12 Search and Rescue
Chapter 13 Ventilation
Chapter 14 Water Supply Systems
Chapter 15 Fire Hose, Appliances, and Nozzles
Chapter 16 Supply Line and Attack Line Evolutions
Chapter 17 Fire Suppression
Chapter 18 Fire Fighter Survival
Chapter 19 Salvage and Overhaul
Chapter 20 Fire Fighter Rehabilitation
Chapter 21 Wildland and Ground Fires
Section Fire Fighter II
Chapter 22 Establishing and Transferring Command
Chapter 23 Advanced Fire Suppression
Chapter 24 Vehicle Rescue and Extrication
Chapter 25 Assisting Special Rescue Teams
Chapter 26 Fire Detection, Suppression and Smoke Control Systems
Chapter 27 Fire and Life Safety Initiatives
Chapter 28 Fire Origin and Cause