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Designed for use within courses based on the Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Principles of Emergency Services model curriculum, this new Fifth Edition will prepare readers for a career in the fire or emergency services.
Introduction to Fire Protection and Emergency Services provides an overview of the fire service, from history and culture to the basics of chemistry and physics, fire protection systems, and strategic and tactical considerations for wildland or structural fires. The Fifth Edition has also been updated to include new or expanded coverage of risk management, Next Generation (NG) 9-1-1, the U.S. Fire Problem from local and federal perspectives, wildfire issues and the impacts of global warming, and much more.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Fire Science Education and the Fire Fighter Selection Process
Chapter 2 Fire Protection Career Opportunities
Chapter 3 Public Fire Education
Chapter 4 Chemistry and Physics of Fire
Chapter 5 Public and Private Support Organizations
Chapter 6 Fire Department Resources
Chapter 7 Fire Department Administration
Chapter 8 Support Functions
Chapter 9 Training
Chapter 10 Fire Prevention
Chapter 11 Codes and Ordinances
Chapter 12 Fire Protection Systems and Equipment
Chapter 13 Emergency Incident Management
Chapter 14 Emergency Operations