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Fire Fighter Safety and Survival, Second Edition

Author(s): Don Zimmerman
  • ISBN-13: 9781284036411
  • Paperback    440 pages      © 2015
Price: $103.95 US List
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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 their fire departments safer without sacrificing cherished, long-standing traditions.

Chapter  1  Defining a Cultural Change
Chapter  2  Enhancing Accountability
Chapter  3  Applying Risk Management Techniques
Chapter  4  Eliminating Unsafe Acts
Chapter  5  Implementing Training and Certification Standards
Chapter  6  Developing Medical and Fitness Standards
Chapter  7  Creating a Research Agenda
Chapter  8  Utilizing Available Technology
Chapter  9  Investigating Fatalities, Injuries, and Near-Misses
Chapter  10  Blending Grants and Safety
Chapter  11  Establishing Response Standards
Chapter  12  Examining Response to Violent Incidents
Chapter  13  Providing Emotional Support
Chapter  14  Enabling Public Education
Chapter  15  Advocating Residential Fire Sprinklers
Chapter  16  Engineering Safety into Equipment

Don Zimmerman

Don Zimmerman is a lieutenant and paramedic with the City of Mentor, Ohio Fire Department. He also teaches at the Lakeland Community College and is a disaster coordinator  and EMS instructor for EMSI at the University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland, OH.


Instructor’s ToolKit

ISBN-13: 9781284049640

Preparing for class is easy with the resources on the Instructor’s ToolKit. The CD includes the following resources:

  • Adaptable PowerPoint presentations that provide instructors with a powerful way to create presentations that are educational and engaging to their students. These slides can be modified and edited to meet instructors’ specific needs.
  • Lecture Outlines that include all of the topics covered in the text. The lecture outlines can be modified and customized to fit any course.
  • Image and Table Bank- Offers a selection of the most important images and tables found in the text. Instructors can use these graphics to incorporate more images into the PowerPoint presentations, make handouts, or enlarge a specific image for further discussion.
  • Detailed lesson plans keyed to the PowerPoint presentations with sample lectures, lesson quizzes, and teaching strategies.
  • Teaching tips and ideas to enhance your presentation.
  • Answers to all end-of-chapter student questions found in the text.
  • Test Bank that contains an abundance of multiple-choice questions and allows instructors to create tailor-made classroom tests and quizzes quickly and easily. An answer key with page references to the text is also provided.
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Navigate Course Manager

ISBN-13: 9781284060683 ISBN-10: 1284060683

Combining our robust teaching and learning materials with an intuitive and customizable learning platform, Navigate Course Manager enables instructors to create an online course quickly and easily. The system allows instructors to readily complete the following tasks:

  • Customize preloaded content or easily import new content
  • Provide online testing
  • Offer discussion forums, real-time chat, group projects, and assignments
  • Organize course curricula and schedules
  • Track student progress, generate reports, and manage training and compliance activities

Fire Fighter Safety and Survival, Second Edition with Navigate Course Manager

Bundle ISBN: 9781284067453
This bundle includes the Fire Fighter Safety and Survival, Second Edition textbook and Navigate Course Manager.