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Ladder Company Fireground Operations, 3rd Edition

  • Harold Richman
  • Steve Persson
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • ISBN-10: 0763744964
  • ISBN-13: 9780763744960
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2008 Published
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About the Product

Learn proven ladder company fireground operations with Ladder Company Fireground Operations, Third Edition. Fire department ladder companies face many challenges. Ladder company personnel are an integral part of fire fighting operations at the fireground, and this book emphasizes the point that fire fighters performing ladder company tasks must be properly trained, possess the proper equipment, and be adequately staffed. Ladder Company Fireground Operations, Third Edition covers the basic objectives of ladder company work including the assignments of conducting a primary search, rescuing victims, forcing entry, and conducting proper ventilation techniques. This book also emphasizes other areas of importance including pre-incident planning, using standard operating guidelines (SOPs), and working within an Incident Management System (IMS).


  • Chapter summaries help recap what students have learned in the chapter to assist in preparing for exams.

  • Learning objectives identified at the start of each chapter.

  • Review questions conclude each chapter to reinforce what students have learned.

  • Completely redesigned art program.

  • The Third Edition includes coverage of the most recent editions of:

  • NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems

  • NFPA 1142, Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting

  • NFPA 1500, Standard for Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health

  • NFPA 1620, Recommended Practice for Pre-Incident Planning

  • NFPA 1961, Standard on Fire Hose

  • NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Initial Assignments
Chapter 3: Rescue
Chapter 4: Ventilation Techniques
Chapter 5: Ventilation Operations
Chapter 6: Checking for Fire Extension
Chapter 7: Forcible Entry
Chapter 8: Aerial Operations
Chapter 9: Ground Ladders
Chapter 10: Property Conservation
Chapter 11: Elevated Streams
Chapter 12: Control of Utilities
Chapter 13: Overhaul


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Toolkit CD-ROM for Ladder Company Fireground Operations  (ISBN-10: 0763752355 | ISBN-13: 9780763752354)