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Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills Evidence-Based Practices, Enhanced Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): International Association of Fire Chiefs
National Fire Protection Association
  • ISBN-13: 9781284098211
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     1188 pages      © 2017
Price: $129.95 US List
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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills: Evidence- Based Practices, Enhanced Third Edition. With superior teaching and learning tools, the first, second, and third editions of Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills set a new benchmark in fire fighter training. The Enhanced Third Edition presents the same exceptional content with the inclusion of the latest research-based data coming out of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), addressing the areas of fire suppression, ventilation, fire attack and foam, search and rescue, and fire behavior.

User-Friendly Content
Along with the inclusion of the latest evidence-based practices and data, the Enhanced Third Edition covers the entire spectrum of the 2013 Edition of NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, as well as the requirements for Operations level responders in the 2013 Edition of NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous materials/ Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. From fire suppression to hazardous materials to emergency medical care, this one volume covers all of Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II training.

Enhanced Third Edition
As a result of changes in modern building construction and furnishing materials, today’s fires release energy faster, reach flashover potential sooner, may reach higher temperatures, and are much more likely to become ventilation-limited than building fires of even a few years ago. To address these critical evolutions, the Enhanced Third Edition offers completely revised chapters on the following topics:

  • Fire Suppression
  • Ventilation
  • Fire Attack and Foam
  • Search and Rescue
  • Fire Behavior

New graphs and illustrations are added to highlight key points of the research findings. In addition, the Enhanced Third Edition continues to offer exceptional teaching and learning benefits:

  • Quickly identify Fire Fighter II content and skill drills through visual roadmaps.
  • Rapidly access content through clear and concise Knowledge and Skill Objectives with page references.
  • Encourage critical thinking skills. Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II case studies offer students a genuine context for applying the knowledge presented in the chapter.
Chapter  1  The History and Orientation of the Fire Service
Chapter  2  Fire Fighter Safety
Chapter  3  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
Chapter  4  Fire Service Communications
Chapter  5  Incident Command System
Chapter  6  Fire Behavior
Chapter  7  Building Construction
Chapter  8  Portable Fire Extinguishers
Chapter  9  Fire Fighter Tools and Equipment
Chapter  10  Ropes and Knots
Chapter  11  Response and Size-Up
Chapter  12  Forcible Entry
Chapter  13  Ladders
Chapter  14  Search and Rescue
Chapter  15  Ventilation
Chapter  16  Water Supply
Chapter  17  Fire Attack and Foam
Chapter  18  Fire Fighter Survival
Chapter  19  Salvage and Overhaul
Chapter  20  Fire Fighter Rehabilitation
Chapter  21  Wildland and Ground Fires
Chapter  22  Fire Suppression
Chapter  23  Preincident Planning
Chapter  24  Fire and Emergency Medical Care
Chapter  25  Emergency Medical Care
Chapter  26  Vehicle Rescue and Extrication
Chapter  27  Assisting Special Rescue Teams
Chapter  28  Hazardous Materials: Overview
Chapter  29  Hazardous Materials: Properties and Effects
Chapter  30  Hazardous Materials: Recognizing and Identifying the Hazards
Chapter  31  Hazardous Materials: Implementing a Response
Chapter  32  Hazardous Materials: Personal Protective Equipment, Scene Safety, and Scene Control
Chapter  33  Hazardous Materials: Response Priorities and Actions
Chapter  34  Hazardous Materials: Decontamination Techniques
Chapter  35  Terrorism Awareness
Chapter  36  Fire Prevention and Public Education
Chapter  37  Fire Detection, Protection, and Suppression Systems
Chapter  38  Fire Cause Determination
Appendix  A  An Extract from: NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 2013 Edition
Appendix  B  NFPA 1001 and 472 Correlation
Appendix  C  ProBoard Assessment Methodology Matrices for NFPA 1001
Appendix  D  ProBoard Assessment Methodology Matrices for NFPA 472

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.


Instructor's ToolKit

ISBN-13: 9781284113389

Preparing for class is easy with the resources on the Instructor’s ToolKit, including:

  • 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.

In order to meet your course delivery needs, the resources on the Instructor’s Tool Kit CD are available for Fire Fighter Level I, Fire Fighter Level II, or Fire Fighter Levels I & II (combined).