Paul Grimwood has responded and worked from over a hundred fire stations in the USA and Europe. In this, his third book, he demonstrates how the very best strategies and tactical approaches from Europe and the USA may be effectively combined to enhance firefighter tactics and safety at structure fires. The book also covers and exceeds the 2007 syllabus of the European (UK) EDEXCEL CFBT Instructor Qualification (90 hours) for practical Fire Behavior Training (flashover training in ISO shipping containers and other FDS units). Euro Firefighter is for the CFBT instructor, firefighter, company officer and fire chief. The concept of teaching about flashover using ISO steel shipping containers was developed in Europe now read how European instructors teach fire behavior using a vast array of Fire Development Simulators (FDS). This book will also take you out onto the fire-grounds of London, New York, Madrid, Chicago, Paris, Germany and Sweden, demonstrating how similar fires are fought using different strategic approaches and showing how US and EURO firefighting tactics are gradually aligning in many areas. From tactical ventilation to air management, from Rapid Intervention Teams to high-rise firefighting and limited staffing, the author brings you the best tactics from Europe and the USA in one training manual! Written in such a way that the training officer can immediately transfer key learning points directly into training presentations, the core principles of this training package enhance firefighter safety on the fire-ground. The book also provides a LINK CODE for ongoing updates and web-based downloads. Euro Firefighter covers a broad range of issues important to anyone who steps off a fire truck at the scene of an emergency."
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This book is a must for any fire officer or firefighter who want to learn how to stay safe or keep their crew safe at a fire scene. Its well presented and laid out, easy to read and serves as an excellent reference source for a wide range of tactical considerations at structure fires.
Good comparisons are given of European tactical approaches against those made by firefighters in the USA.