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Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, Enhanced Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): International Association of Fire Chiefs
National Fire Protection Association
Michael J. Ward, EMT-P, MGA, MIFireE
  • ISBN-13: 9781284068368
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     450 pages      © 2015
Price: $95.95 US List
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Each new print copy of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice 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 

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you the Enhanced Third Edition of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, the next step in the evolution of Fire Officer I and II training. Covering the entire spectrum of the 2014 Edition of NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, the Enhanced Third Edition includes the following updates:

  • Separation of Fire Officer I and II Level content throughout the textbook and student, instructor, and technology resources.
  • The latest developments in social media and media relations; NIST research on fire dynamics; fire fighter safety and health issues; and fireground accountability and rapid intervention practices.
  • A reorganization of chapters to improve course delivery, including a new chapter on Rules of Engagement.
  • New end-of-chapter tools, including Fire Captain (Fire Officer II) activities and comprehensive case studies that progress within each chapter throughout the textbook.
  • All new Voices of Experience essays and Near-Miss Reports.
  • Addresses the course objectives for FESHE's Principles of Fire and Emergency Service Administration model curriculum.

Build the next generation of great fire service leaders with Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, Enhanced Third Edition.

Chapter  1  Introduction to Fire Officer
Chapter  2  Preparing for Promotion
Chapter  3  Fire Fighters and the Fire Officer
Chapter  4  Fire Officer Communications
Chapter  5  Safety and Risk Management
Chapter  6  Understanding People: Management Concepts
Chapter  7  Leading the Fire Company
Chapter  8  Training and Coaching
Chapter  9  Evaluation and Discipline
Chapter  10  Organized Labor and the Fire Officer
Chapter  11  Working in the Community
Chapter  12  Handling Problems, Conflicts, and Mistakes
Chapter  13  Preincident Planning and Code Enforcement
Chapter  14  Budgeting
Chapter  15  Managing Incidents
Chapter  16  Rules of Engagement
Chapter  17  Fire Attack
Chapter  18  Fire Cause Determination
Chapter  19  Crew Resource Management
Appendix  A:  An Extract from: NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2014 Edition
Appendix  B:  NFPA 1021, 2014 Edition Correlation Guide
Appendix  C:  Introduction to Fire and Emergency Services (FESHE) Correlation Guide

International Association of Fire Chiefs

Established in 1873, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is a powerful, professional membership organization of more than 12,600 chief fire and emergency officers. The mission of the IAFC is to provide leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers, and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services, and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities. Members of the IAFC are the world’s leading experts in fire fighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation.

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.

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.


Instructor's ToolKit CD

ISBN-13: 9781284042399

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

  • Adaptable presentations (in PowerPoint format) 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 Student Workbook questions and the end-of-chapter student questions found in the text.
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Instructor's Test Bank CD

ISBN-13: 9781284049244

The Instructor’s Test Bank CD contains an abundance of multiple-choice and scenario-based questions, and allows instructors to create 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.

In order to meet your course delivery needs, the questions on the Instructor’s Test Bank CD are available for Fire Officer Level I, Fire Officer Level II, or Fire Officer Levels I & II (combined).


Navigate 2 TestPrep: Fire Officer I & II

ISBN-13: 9781284070798

Navigate 2 TestPrep: Fire Officer I & II helps prepare students for certification examinations by offering practice and simulated certification tests and powerful data dashboards. With Navigate 2 TestPrep: Fire Officer I & II, students can build customized practice tests by selecting the number of questions for each category or subject, take notes or highlight, turn the timer on or off, flag questions for later review, and select their confidence level for each question.

Navigate 2 TestPrep: Fire Officer I & II offers immediate answers for completed questions and comprehensive answer rationales in practice mode to enable students to choose whether to return to the dashboard to build new practice tests or attempt a simulated certification test that mimics the actual exam. For instructors, Navigate 2 TestPrep: Fire Officer I & II provides real-time reporting on how students are performing and where they may need additional help before they sit for the exam. Instructors and students will benefit from real-time reporting on performance and where additional help may be needed before attempting the actual exam.


Student Workbook

ISBN-13: 9781284042375 ISBN-10: 1284042375

This resource is designed to encourage critical thinking and aid comprehension of the course material through use of the following materials:

  • Case studies and corresponding questions
  • Figure-labeling exercises
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Matching, fill-in-the-blank, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions

NOTE: Answers to questions in the Student Workbook are available in the Instructor's ToolKit.


Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Fire Officer: Principles and Practice

ISBN-13: 9781284068344

Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Fire Officer: Principles and Practice is a digital-only Access Code that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.