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Introduction To Fire Protection And Emergency Services by Robert Klinoff
The sixth edition of Introduction to Fire Protection and Emergency Services meets and exceeds the National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) course objectives and outcomes for the Associate's (Core) course called Principles of Emergency Services (C0273). The Sixth Edition delivers future fire service candidates a head start in the competitive selection process by familiarizing students with the selection and training process. In addition, the Sixth Edition provides a comprehensive and concise overview of the broad spectrum of the fire service, from the primary duties of the modern fire department, to emergency incident management, to fire prevention, to department administration. The Sixth Edition reinforces foundational knowledge, including the history and future of the fire service; the chemistry and physics of fire; issues facing the fire and rescue service in the United States; and careers in the fire and emergency services. The entire range of services of the modern fire service is explored, including emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, wildland fires, swiftwater rescue, and urban search and rescue. The Sixth Edition includes: An emphasis on safety and professionalism, which is reinforced through discussions of incident effectiveness, fire fighter ethics, customer service, physical fitness, training, decision making, fire prevention, and behavioral health Organizations that support the fire service are highlighted, including: Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance. Firefighter Cancer Support Network. Leary Firefighter Foundation Discussions on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Repeated Exposure to Trauma (RET) and their effects on fire fighters An expanded discussion of the possible future effects of climate change and the effect on the fire and rescue service
Introduction To Fire Protection by Robert W. Klinoff
Discover what you need to know to obtain a career in fire service or fire protection! Written by a certified master instructor and hazardous materials specialist, the second edition of "Introduction to Fire Protection has been thoroughly updated based on the 2001 National Fire Codes, and includes the latest information on the Candidate Physical Ability Test. A great resource for anyone considering a career in fire protection, this comprehensive orientation manual outlines entrance requirements in detail and provides meticulous coverage of fire-related subjects, such as: fire chemistry and physics, fire department administration, fire protection devices and equipment, emergency operations, and public and private support organizations. All statistics have been updated based on the latest National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) fire codes and ordinances, as well as information available from The U.S. Fire Problem. This edition also features the latest incident command system information, plus an all-new section on Risk Management, one of the driving forces behind fire protection planning today. Progressively written, this book underscores the role of public education and prevention and its importance in the modern fire service. A directory of fire-related web sites is also provided in an appendix for readers who want to take advantage of the Internet to research educational opportunities, and fire service and/or fire protection job descriptions.
Fundamentals Of Fire And Emergency Services by Jason B. Loyd
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Fundamentals of Fire and Emergency Services, Second Edition, is designed to introduce students to the firefighting profession as well as provide career firefighters a resource for continued learning. Offering a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of modern fire service, the text covers the history of the fire service, career opportunities and education, fire dynamics, fire prevention, and more. With an emphasis on critical thinking, each chapter follows the FESHE curriculum and outlines specific learning objectives that address the ever-increasing challenges of this dynamic profession. Online supplemental teaching materials are available to help instructors and students get the most from their EMS course. Resource Central, accessed through bradybooks.com, offers instructors online supplemental teaching material, such as test banks and customizable PowerPoint lectures to aid in the classroom. These instructor resources are also available through Pearson’s Instructor Resource Center. Students have access to a variety online study aids tailored to their fire service course.
Occupational Safety And Health In The Emergency Services by James S. Angle
Each new print copy of Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services, Fourth Edition also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. Designed for use within courses based on the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services model curriculum, Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services, Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the many components of occupational safety and health for the emergency services. This textbook provides a historical look at industrial safety and health and how history has impacted the emergency services by providing a safer work environment that reduces first responder deaths and injuries. Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services features a laser-like focus on fire fighter health and safety and details how to stay safe and healthy in a high-risk environment.
Fire Protection Systems by A. Maurice Jones Jr.
In addition to architects, engineers, and design professionals, fire fighters also need to understand fire protection systems in order to manage the fire scene and minimize risks to life and property. Fire Protection Systems, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the various types of fire protection systems, their operational abilities and characteristics, and their applications within various types of structures. The new Second Edition meets the latest course objectives from the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education s (FESHE) Fire Protection Systems model curriculum and covers: Water supply basics, including sources, distribution networks, piping, and hydrants. Active fire protection systems and components, their operational characteristics, and installation, inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements. Passive fire protection systems such as firewalls, fire separation assemblies, and fire dampers Smoke control and management systems, gas-based suppression, access and egress control systems, and the code requirements for installation of these systems. Ensure that you are completely up-to-date on the latest fire protection systems and their operational characteristics and abilities with Fire Protection Systems, Second Edition."
Legal Aspects Of Emergency Services by Gregory West
Legal Aspects of Emergency Services introduces members of fire and emergency medical services to the legal system in the United States, showing them how various types of laws affect their work in emergency services. After studying Legal Aspects of Emergency Services, students will be able to identify situations in their work environment—whether at incident scenes or at the station—that reflect federal, state, and local laws, or may require the assistance of an attorney. The knowledge gained through this text can influence emergency responders’ words and actions in legally sensitive situations. Legal Aspects of Emergency Services meets and exceeds the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Program Legal Aspects of Emergency Services course outcomes. Chapters progress from a general foundation in the U.S. legal system, to general types of laws, and then to the more specific types of laws affecting emergency services, covering the legal aspects of topics such as: Patient privacy Emergency medical care Public information transparency Technology use Civil rights Employment benefits Employee safety Employer-employee relations Community rights Legal Aspects of Emergency Services also includes: Decisions from influential court cases Fictional case studies Clarifications of tricky legal concepts State laws involving emergency services Legal Aspects of Emergency Services is designed to provide responders with some basic legal knowledge so that, when faced with a legal quandary, they may remember the core principles discussed throughout this book and recognize the need to seek qualified legal advice. The law affects everything responders do in their daily activity, especially when functioning as an agent of a fire or EMS department. Fire fighters are calculated risk takers. They risk a lot to save a lot, and conversely risk nothing to save nothing, and they often find themselves operating within the gray area of those two extremes. Having an understanding of the law as it applies in different situations allows the prudent fire fighter, EMT, supervisor, manager or officer to manage legal exposure. There are times when it may be necessary to assume greater legal risk because it is the right thing to do. There are other times when a legal risk is not worth any potential benefit. As a result, it is important for those in fire and EMS disciplines to have a passing knowledge of the law and how it affects them in their profession.
Principles Of Fire Prevention by David Diamantes
Principles of Fire Prevention, Fourth Edition meets and exceeds the FESHE Associate Core level course called Fire Prevention (C0286). It will provide readers with a thorough understanding of how fire prevention and protection programs can greatly reduce fire loss, deaths, and injuries. The Fourth Edition features current statistics, codes, standards and references from the United States Fire Administration, National Interagency Fire Center, National Fire Protection Association, Underwriters Laboratories, FM Global, Insurance Service Office, and the International Code Council. Additionally, Principles of Fire Prevention, Fourth Edition covers the elements of public education, plan review, inspection, fire investigation, community risk reduction as well as the logistics of staffing and financial management so that readers are fully prepared to lead successful fire prevention programs
Legal Considerations For Fire And Emergency Services 3rd Edition by J. Curtis Varone
The third edition of Legal Considerations for Fire & Emergency Services is a reader-friendly guide to the challenging legal issues that firefighters and emergency service personnel encounter. Written by J. Curtis Varone, a practicing attorney as well as an experienced firefighter, this book explores such key topics as fire department liability, search and seizure, sovereign immunity, overtime laws, collective bargaining, OSHA compliance, workers’ compensation, physical abilities testing, medical examinations, drug testing, discrimination, and sexual harassment. It is a perfect textbook for any course on fire service law as well as an indispensable desk reference for day-to-day fire department administration. Features of the new 3rd Edition: • Updated cases on several topics including residency requirements, employment discrimination, and more • Expanded treatment of hot topics such as digital imagery, social media, and electronic surveillance • Meets the latest requirements for FESHE’s Legal Aspects of the Fire Service curriculum • Many new photos and graphics to help connect cases to day-to-day issues in the fire service • Coverage of recent changes to search and seizure law, use of digital photos and social media by emergency personnel, and fire department liability
Fire Fighter Safety And Survival by Don Zimmerman
Fire Fighter Safety and Survival is an essential guide designed to keep fire fighters safe from the many hazards they will face on-the-job. Developed around the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, this textbook provides scores of real-life examples from the fire service and other high-risk industries to illustrate the dangers of fire fighting. More importantly, these examples help readers to stay safe in similar situations by offering helpful information on risk management, how to incorporate safety procedures within their department, and how to foster a culture of safety to ensure that Everyone Goes Home. The Second Edition features: Coverage of the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Firefighter Safety and Survival model curriculum. Updated statistics, references, and examples from recent events Over 100 real-life examples from the fire service and nuclear, medical, military, and airline industries to provide readers with a complete understanding of risk management, safety systems, and situational awareness principles. Fire science students, seasoned professionals, and rookies alike can turn to Fire Fighter Safety and Survival, Second Edition for the knowledge and tools needed to make a difference in their departments without sacrificing cherished, long-standing traditions."
Counter Terrorism For Emergency Responders by Robert A. Burke
Using the authors many years of experience in emergency services and his skills as a hazardous materials consultant, prepares the first responder to handle everything from re-establishing control and on-scene triage to investigating the crime. Including information on pre-incident and avoidance tactics, the author also discusses monitoring and detection techniques, protective equipment and decontamination, and an extensive list of resource organizations and training opportunities. This up-to-date 3rd edition is written to provide concise information for emergency responders who might be called upon to confront explosive, chemical, nuclear, biological, or incendiary acts of terrorism.