6th Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations (Expanded)


IFSTA/FPP and Brady, have partnered to bring you an expanded version of IFSTA’s Essentials of Fire Fighting manual.

Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th edition contains the same 21 chapters included in the basic version of Essentials plus three additional chapters designed to meet the EMS and Hazardous Materials requirements in NFPA 1001 (2013 edition).

Chapter 22 focuses on the basics of first aid and EMS response. Chapters 23 and 24 address the knowledge for First Responder Awareness and Operations level requirements at hazardous materials incidents.

The hazardous material information is adapted from IFSTA’s Hazardous Materials for First Responders, 4th edition and prepares firefighters to meet NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents and OSHA 1910.120 requirements for first responders at the Awareness and Operations levels.

This manual includes learning objectives, key terms, case histories, and review questions in each chapter designed to enhance a student’s understanding. Warnings, Cautions, and Safety Alerts emphasize safety at all times for new firefighters learning their basic skills.

Skill sheets show widely accepted safe methods for performing the work that firefighters are expected to perform. Each chapter also clearly delineates Fire Fighter I requirements from Fire Fighter II requirements by addressing them in separate sections of the chapter.

Chapter List:
•    Chapter 1: Orientation and Fire Service History
•    Chapter 2: Firefighter Safety and Health
•    Chapter 3: Fire Department Communications
•    Chapter 4: Building Construction
•    Chapter 5: Fire Behavior
•    Chapter 6: Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment
•    Chapter 7: Portable Fire Extinguishers
•    Chapter 8: Ropes, Webbing, and Knots
•    Chapter 9: Structural Search, Victim Removal, and Firefighter Survival
•    Chapter 10: Scene Lighting, Rescue Tools, Vehicle Extrication & Technical Rescue
•    Chapter 11: Forcible Entry
•    Chapter 12: Ground Ladders
•    Chapter 13: Tactical Ventilation
•    Chapter 14: Water Supply
•    Chapter 15: Fire Hose
•    Chapter 16: Fire Stream
•    Chapter 17: Fire Control
•    Chapter 18: Loss Control
•    Chapter 19: Fire Origin and Cause
•    Chapter 20: Fire Protection Systems
•    Chapter 21: Fire and Life Safety Initiatives
•    * Chapter 22: Emergency Medical Care for Fire Department First Responders
•    * Chapter 23: Hazards, Behavior, and Identification of Hazardous Materials/WMD
•    * Chapter 24: Mitigating Hazardous Materials/WMD

(* Chapters 22-24 are only available in the expanded version.)


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