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Title:
Command and control of fires and emergencies
Author:
Dunn, Vincent, 1935-
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Publication Information:
Saddle Brook, NJ : Fire Engineering, 1999.
Physical Description:
ix, 293 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780912212845
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A busy fire officer handles numerous tasks: administration, budgets, political interaction, medical response, fire prevention, inspections, etc. This book brings the active fire officer back to his job's focus: Fighting fires and responding to emergencies.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
1 Command Presencep. 1
2 Life-and-Death Decision Makingp. 9
3 Locating a Firep. 19
4 Size-Up of a Firep. 29
5 Command and Control at a Firep. 61
6 Hoseline Placementp. 71
7 Preventing Fire Spreadp. 87
8 Changing Strategyp. 97
9 Ventilationp. 111
10 Using Elevators at Firesp. 127
11 Stairways and Strategyp. 133
12 High-Rise Firefightingp. 143
13 Wildfiresp. 173
14 Terrorismp. 183
15 Fireground Communicationsp. 201
16 Demobilizationp. 219
17 Fireground Dangersp. 229
18 Products of Combustionp. 239
19 Managing Fireground Risks and Dangersp. 255
Epiloguep. 265
Answers to Study Questionsp. 269
Indexp. 285