The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you the Second Edition of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, a modern integrated teaching and learning system for the Fire Officer I and II levels. Fire officers need to know how to make the transition from fire fighter to leader. Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, Second Edition is designed to help fire fighters make a smooth transition to fire officer.
Covering the entire scope of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2009 Edition, Fire Officer combines current content with dynamic features and interactive technology to better support instructors and help prepare future fire officers for any situation that may arise.
Safety is Principle!
The Second Edition features a laser-like focus on fire fighter safety. Reducing fire fighter injuries and deaths requires the dedicated efforts of every fire fighter, fire officer, fire department, and the entire fire community working together. It is with this goal in mind that we have integrated the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives developed by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation into the text. Likewise, in each of the chapters, actual National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System cases are discussed to drive home safety and the lessons learned from those incidents. Some of the guiding principles added to the new edition include:
- Description of the “Everybody Goes Home” and the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System, including over a dozen company officer near-miss examples throughout the text.
- Description of the IAFC/IAFF Firefighter Safety and Deployment Study.
- The latest fire fighter death and injury issues as reported by the NFPA® National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, IAFC, and IAFF, including results of a thirty-year retrospective study.
- Changes in fire-ground accountability and rapid intervention practices.
- Results of National Institute of Standards and Technology research on wind-driven fires, thermal imaging cameras, and fire dynamics as related to fire fighter survival.
- The latest developments in crew resource management.
The Second Edition also reflects the latest developments in:
- Building a personal development plan through education, training, self-development, and experience, including a description of the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) program.
- The impact of blogs, video sharing, and social networks.
- How to budget for a grant.
- Changes in the National Response Framework and National Incident Management System. Additional items related to fire fighter safety and health are included.
Learn more about these Digital Curriculum Solution Packages to support this text:
|The "sandbox" environment is designed to allow instructors the opportunity to test system functionality. The entire site automatically resets to its original appearance every 5 hours.
||Take a tour of a "live" sample chapter or lesson right from your desktop by clicking the "sandbox" link. Use the posted username and password to log in.
Chapter 1 Introduction to the Fire Officer
Chapter 2 Preparing for Promotion
Chapter 3 Fire Fighters and the Fire Officer
Chapter 4 Understanding People: Management Concepts
Chapter 5 Organized Labor and the Fire Officer
Chapter 6 Safety and Risk Management
Chapter 7 Training and Coaching
Chapter 8 Evaluation and Discipline
Chapter 9 Leading the Fire Company
Chapter 10 Working in the Community
Chapter 11 Handling Problems, Conflicts, and Mistakes
Chapter 12 Pre-Incident Planning and Code Enforcement
Chapter 13 Budgeting and Organizational Change
Chapter 14 Fire Officer Communications
Chapter 15 Managing Incidents
Chapter 16 Fire Attack
Chapter 17 Fire Cause Determination
Chapter 18 Crew Resource Management
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.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781449641542
- ISBN-13: 9781284038026
- ISBN-13: 9781284084108
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.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781284026917
- ISBN-13: 9781284041231
- ISBN-13: 9781284026986