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Structural Firefighting: Strategy And Tactics

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    ISBN: 9781449642396

National Fire Protection Association, Bernard J. Klaene

Safe and effective structural firefighting requires a complex thought process. It is not a simple matter of “how to.” Decisions depend on many factors, from the type of building, to the likelihood of occupancy, to the water supply. The third edition of Structural Firefighting: Strategy and Tactics leads readers through all phases of planning, evaluation and implementation to enable them to effectively manage structure fire incidents safe and effective manner, regardless of size or complexity.

The third edition has been revised to thoroughly cover the practical applications and limitations of the latest research from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as well as:
  • Discussion of actual, recent fire incidents and what can be learned from them
  • Updated statistical information and coverage of the latest applicable standards
  • Use of real-world examples to reinforce chapter concepts
  • Student exercises based on practical and real scenarios 
By applying the principles described in Structural Firefighting: Strategy and Tactics, Third Edition, even the most experienced fire officers and incident commanders will be able to utilize their knowledge more effectively at the scene.

Table of Contents:
Chapter  1  Organizing, Coordinating, and Commanding Emergency Incidents
Chapter  2  Procedures, Pre-Incident Planning, and Size-Up
Chapter  3  Developing an Incident Action Plan
Chapter  4  Company Operations
Chapter  5  Fire Fighter Safety
Chapter  6  Life Safety
Chapter  7  Fire Protection Systems
Chapter  8  Offensive Operations
Chapter  9  Defensive Operations
Chapter  10  Property Conservation
Chapter  11  The Role of Occupancy
Chapter  12  High Rise Buildings

About the Authors:
National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, building, electrical, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden for fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Developer of the National Electrical Code®, and 300 other codes and standards through a full, open-consensus process, NFPA also produces educational curricula, including the Risk Watch® community-based injury prevention curriculum and the Learn Not to Burn® fire safety curriculum. NFPA headquarters is in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Bernard J. Klaene

Ben Klaene developed curricula and taught a wide variety of fire-related courses including Fire Tactics over his 27 years with the University of Cincinnati. He has served as an adjunct instructor and subject matter expert for the National Fire Academy where he revised courses for the Degrees at a Distance program. He has also done extensive work as a fire safety consultant in the area of training industrial fire brigades and surveying community fire protection. Before his retirement as the Training & Safety Chief of the Cincinnati Fire Department, he rose through the ranks to fire apparatus operator, lieutenant, captain, and district chief. Chief Klaene’s 30 years of experience included working as a firefighter and company officer on engine, truck, and heavy rescue companies. He was also a graduate of the first paramedic class in Cincinnati where he functioned as paramedic supervisor. Chief Klaene holds an Associate Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor of Science in Fire and Industrial Safety, and a Masters in Education from the University of Cincinnati. He is also a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program.

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