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Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews: Principles and Practice

Author(s): Joe Nedder
  • ISBN-13: 9781449609764
  • Paperback    256 pages      © 2015
Price: $98.95 US List
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Be prepared for any mayday situation with Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews: Principles and Practice.

From training to equipment to on-scene considerations, Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews: Principles and Practice covers all aspects of rapid intervention and ensures that crew members and incident commanders are fully prepared for “Mayday” emergencies. The textbook completely addresses both knowledge and skills requirements found in the 2015 Edition of NFPA 1407, Standard for Training Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews, and informs training personnel on how to conduct safe, effective rapid intervention training. Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews: Principles and Practice provides a road map for small, medium, or large departments to safely train members on the skills of self-survival and rapid intervention to prepare for incidents where fire fighters become lost, trapped, or disoriented.

Chapter  1  Basics of a Rapid Intervention Crew
Chapter  2  Planning for a Prepared Rapid Intervention Crew
Chapter  3  RIC On Scene: Preactivation Considerations and Actions While Staged
Chapter  4  Activation of the RIC and Organizational Considerations
Chapter  5  Rapid Intervention and Self-Rescue
Chapter  6  Skills and Techniques of the Rapid Intervention Search
Chapter  7  RIC Team Actions Once the Downed Fire Fighter Is Found
Chapter  8  RIC Skills: Rapidly Moving a Downed Fire Fighter
Chapter  9  RIC Stair Rescue Techniques: Variables, Challenges, and Skills
Chapter  10  Rescuing Fire Fighters Through Windows, Over Ladders, and From Restrictive, Limited Space
Chapter  11  Rescuing a Fire Fighter From Below Grade and Through a Hole in the Floor
Chapter  12  Fire Fighters Trapped in Attics
Appendix  A  The Multi-Purpose Prop: Purpose and Construction
Appendix  B  NFPA 1407 Correlation Guide

Joe Nedder

Joe Nedder joined the fire service as a volunteer in 1977.  He was an active member as both a volunteer and later as an on-call fire fighter with different fire departments for over 36 years, retiring from the Uxbridge Massachusetts Fire Department in October of 2013.  During his career, he held different positions including Lieutenant, Captain, and Training Officer. Joe started assisting with training in the mid-1980s and, in 1991, became a Certified Fire Service Instructor.  He worked as an Instructor for the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy of over 16 years, where he was an active member of the Rapid Intervention and Fire Fighter Survival training team.  In 2003, he founded his own fire service training company, Cross St. Associates, in answer to the frequent calls he was receiving to help train local fire departments.  Since then, his company has grown, and he has conducted training throughout the Northeast.  Joe has contributed articles to Fire Engineering Magazine and has taught several classes at the Fire Department Instructor Conference  (FDIC) since 2010.  Although retired from active fire fighter duty, he continues to be active in training.  He is known for his passion when training and for his commitment to all fire fighters—regardless of the size of their departments—to share, teach, and do all he can to provide them with knowledge and skills.

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Rapid Intervention Crews Classroom Package

Bundle ISBN: 9781284058864
Save on this complete Rapid Intervention Crews training solution! This Classroom Package contains everything you need to offer a Rapid Intervention Crew training course, including 10 Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews student textbooks and a Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews Instructor’s ToolKit CD. This CD contains adaptable PowerPoint presentations, lecture outlines, an electronic test bank, and more.