Air Management for the Fire Service

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Fire Engineering Books, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 652 pages
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Even though firefighters have strapped on some type of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) for more than a century, the proud history of fire service always revered the toughest of the "smoke eaters." Intermittent use of SCBA, lack of proper procedures and training, and sometimes even those time-honored fire service traditions resulted in a tragic loss of life. The toughest of these lessons are here for all firefighters to read and learn. Proper use of SCBA and PASS devices, stricter enforcement of procedures, and an unflinching adherence to the rules will benefit firefighters in every department.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 History as Teacher
3
Chapter 2 Time in a Bottle
23
Chapter 3 Saved by the Bell
47
Chapter 4 How Firefighters are Dying on the Fireground
67
Chapter 5 The Breath from Hell
117
Part 2 The Mandate
165
Chapter 6 NFPA 1404 and Air Management
167
Bret Tarvers Legacy
185
Chapter 14 Ready Checks
395
Chapter 15 Incident Command and Air Management
411
Chapter 16 Communication and Air Management
437
Chapter 17 Weapons of Mass Destruction and Hazardous Materials Incidents
471
Chapter 18 Rapid Intervention Operations and Air Management
489
Chapter 19 Surviving the Mayday
511
Chapter 20 Implementing Air Management in Fire Departments Large and Small
537
Other Options
563

Nothing Can Go Wrong
207
Chapter 9 Change Resistance Change
231
Part 3 The Solution
261
Chapter 10 The Rule of Air Management
263
Chapter 11 The Point of No Return
293
Chapter 12 the Art of Not Breathing Smoke
333
Chapter 13 Where Should Our Training Emphasis Be?
359
Chapter 22 The Myths of Air Management
585
Answer Key
613
Index
631
About the Authors
651
Back Cover
653
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