Air Management for the Fire Service
Fire Engineering Books, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 652 pages
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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Chapter 14 Ready Checks
Chapter 15 Incident Command and Air Management
Chapter 16 Communication and Air Management
Chapter 17 Weapons of Mass Destruction and Hazardous Materials Incidents
Chapter 18 Rapid Intervention Operations and Air Management
Chapter 19 Surviving the Mayday
Chapter 20 Implementing Air Management in Fire Departments Large and Small
Nothing Can Go Wrong
Chapter 9 Change Resistance Change
Part 3 The Solution
Chapter 10 The Rule of Air Management
Chapter 11 The Point of No Return
Chapter 12 the Art of Not Breathing Smoke
Chapter 13 Where Should Our Training Emphasis Be?
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