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Ladder Company Fireground Operations, Third Edition

Author(s): Harold Richman
Steve Persson
National Fire Protection Association
  • ISBN-13: 9780763744960
  • ISBN-10:0763744964
  • Paperback    251 pages      © 2008
Price: $123.95 US List
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Formerly titled Truck Company Fireground Operations.


Fire department ladder companies face many challenges. Ladder company personnel are an integral part of fire fighting operations at the fireground, and this book emphasizes the point that fire fighters performing ladder company tasks must be properly trained, possess the proper equipment, and be adequately staffed. 


Ladder Company Fireground Operations, Third Edition covers the basic objectives of ladder company work including the assignments of conducting a primary search, rescuing victims, forcing entry, and conducting proper ventilation techniques. This book also emphasizes other areas of importance including pre-incident planning, using standard operating guidelines (SOPs), and working within an Incident Management System (IMS). 

The Third Edition includes coverage of the most recent editions of:


NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems

NFPA 1142, Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting

NFPA 1500, Standard for Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health

NFPA 1620, Recommended Practice for Pre-Incident Planning

NFPA 1961, Standard on Fire Hose

NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus

Features & Benefits

Chapter summaries help recap what students have learned in the chapter to assist in preparing for exams.

Learning objectives identified at the start of each chapter.

Review questions conclude each chapter to reinforce what students have learned.

Completely redesigned art program.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Initial Assignments

Chapter 3: Rescue

Chapter 4: Ventilation Techniques

Chapter 5: Ventilation Operations

Chapter 6: Checking for Fire Extension

Chapter 7: Forcible Entry

Chapter 8: Aerial Operations

Chapter 9: Ground Ladders

Chapter 10: Property Conservation

Chapter 11: Elevated Streams

Chapter 12: Control of Utilities

Chapter 13: Overhaul

Harold Richman

Additional Titles by this Author

Steve Persson

Captain Steve Persson is a thirty-five year veteran of the Cambridge (MA) Fire Department. He was promoted to Captain in 1986 and assumed the role of Department Training Officer in 1991, a role in which he still serves. Captain Persson holds an AS degree in Fire Science Technology, has attended the University of Massachusetts Institute of Government Services, and is a certified Instructor I and Hazardous Materials Technician. Captain Persson has been appointed by the Governor as a member of the Massachusetts State Fire Training Council and represents the interests of the Massachusetts Institute of Fire Department Instructors. He has worked at the National Fire Protection Association in the Public Fire Protection Division as a Fire Service Research Assistant, author, technical assistant and consultant. In addition to his duties on the Cambridge MA Fire Department, he is the Fire Chief and Town Fire Warden in the Town of Frye Island, Maine.

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.


Instructor’s ToolKit CD-ROM

ISBN-13: 9780763752354 ISBN-10: 0763752355

Preparing for class is easy with the resources on this CD-ROM, including:

  • Adaptable PowerPoint Presentations - Provides you with a powerful way to make presentations that are educational and engaging to your students.  These slides can be modified and edited to meet your needs. 
  • Lecture Outlines - Provides you with complete, ready-to-use lecture outlines that include all of the topics covered in the text.  Offered in Word Documents, the lecture outlines can be modified and customized to fit your course.   
  • Electronic Test Bank - Contains multiple-choice and scenario-based questions, and allows you to originate tailor-made classroom tests and quizzes quickly and easily by selecting, editing, organizing, and printing a test along with an answer key, including page references to the text.

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