Firefighting Strategies and Tactics

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Delmar Thomson Learning, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 524 pages
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Whether you're the newest recruit or the chief fire administrator, knowledge of the methods and processes used to fight fires is a necessary requirement of all those in the fire service. This book is your complete source for learning firefighting strategies and tactics, from standard company responsibilities and assignments to specialized situational strategies and tactics. Written by a team of experienced fire service personnel representing a variety of geographic and professional viewpoints, you'll get first-hand knowledge of strategies and tactics, whether it's fighting high-rise or wildland fires, from people who have been there. In a logical, easy-to-follow manner, you'll progress from basic concepts to the application of tactics and situational strategies for particular occupancies or types of fires, presented in a fashion that can be universally applied in all areas of the country, rural to urban. So whether you want to learn essential firefighting skills or advance within your company, Firefighting Strategies and Tactics is the book for you!(keywords: Firefighting)

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Michael Gala is a Fire Department Captain with noteworthy experience as a fire officer for the renowned FDNY. Especially well-versed in engine and truck company functions, and operations in multi-story buildings, his teaching experience includes training fire service personnel at the New York City Fire Department Training Academy. Mr. Gala is currently assigned to one of the busiest ladder companies in New York City. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fire Service Administration and a Master's Degree in Protection Management.

David Harlow is currently the Eastern Region Fire Division Manager for Rimkus Consulting Group. He retired as a Division Chief for the Fairborn Fire Department in suburban Dayton, Ohio, and formerly served as Fire Chief in Lighthouse Point, Florida. An Executive Fire Officer, he has significant firsthand and research experience in fireground operations and incident command, and taught Fire Science and Safety Risk Management at Sinclair Community College. Mr. Harlow has an Associate's Degree in Fire Engineering, Bachelor's Degree in Fire Administration, and a Master's Degree in Urban Administration.

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