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Fire and EMS Officer Field Guide, Second Edition

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Michael J. Ward, EMT-P, MGA, MIFireE
  • ISBN-13: 9781284041255
  • ISBN-10:1284041255
  • Spiral/paperback    110 pages      © 2017
Price: $21.95 US List
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Whether you are a Fire or EMS officer, the Fire and EMS Officer Field Guide, Second Edition will prove to be an essential tool throughout your career. This guide meets the 2015 CPR/ECC Guidelines and is in an easy-to-use checklist format. At only 3"x5", this guide fits in your pocket, is waterproof, alcohol-fast, and street tough. This guide covers:

  • Safety, tactics, and operational behavior
  • Flow path management
  • Initial tactics for specific situations
  • ICS prompts and initial assignments
  • Hazardous material size-up
  • Technical rescue
  • Helicopter support
  • Terrorist, triage and mass casualty
  • EMS care prompts and tasks

New to this edition: 

  • Flow path, door control, and ventilation limited definitions  
  • High angle rope rescue  
  • Updated sections including:
  • Chimney fires
  • Wildland fires 
  • Gasoline fires 
  • Confined space rescue
  • Water rescue 
  • Motor vehicle crash
Section  Safety
Section  Tactics
Section  Fires
Section  Water Supply Friction Loss
Section  Administration
Section  Incident Command System (ICS)
Section  Hazardous Materials (HazMat)
Section  Rescue
Section  Terrorist
Section  Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI)
Section  Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Section  Phone Numbers
Section  Radio Frequencies
Section  Definitions
Section  Abbreviations


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Michael J. Ward, EMT-P-MGA, MIFireE

Michael J. Ward, MGA, MIFireE has four decades of emergency service experience in volunteer, contract and career roles. Retired as a Captain II/paramedic from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, was Executive Director of EMS Services for Saint Clare’s Hospital in Dover, NJ. Fire Science Program Head at Northern Virginia Community College. A dozen years as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University in Washington DC. Currently a Senior Associate with Fitch and Associates.