The Combat Position: Achieving Firefighter Readiness

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Fire Engineering Books, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 259 pages
Firefighting is combat and should be viewed as a warrior's calling. Firefighters put themselves in harm's way to protect others, a selflessness rooted in the same noble drive as the military warriors who defend our nation. This book about combat is meant to be a guide for those who seek to follow a warrior's path, the path of the fire service warrior.
Today's firefighter must be a warrior who will unflinchingly put his very life in harm's way to accomplish a mission, but who is also fully informed about the path being chosen. Embracing the philosophy of the fire service warrior, and striving for the ready position--the synthesis of physical and mental readiness that allows for optimum fireground performance--can reduce firefighter injuries and fatalities.

The Combat Position: Achieving Firefighter Readiness will be an invaluable tool for firefighters, company officers, chief officers, and instructors.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
39
Chapter 3
77
Chapter 4
117
Chapter 5
171
Chapter 6
213
Appendix
243
Index
249
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