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Firefighter Safety and Survival, 1st Edition

  • Don Zimmerman
  • ISBN-10: 1111306605
  • ISBN-13: 9781111306601
  • 368 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

FIREFIGHTER SAFETY AND SURVIVAL introduces and explains the history and principles of the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives. This text was developed using the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) outcomes and outlines from the Firefighter Safety and Survival model curriculum. Firefighter Safety and Survival provides examples of situations from the fire service, as well as other high-risk industries, describes the incident, and then explains how it is applicable to the specific Initiative and what can be done to stay safe in similar situations.

Features

  • Approved Methodologies: Correlates directly with the 16 Fire and Life Safety Initiatives from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the Fire and Emergency Services of Higher Education (FESHE) outcomes.

  • Real-World Material: Easy-to-read, realistic situations help firefighters of all ranks absorb the concepts and apply them in their profession.

  • Alternative Applications: Examples of safety problems and solutions from other industries where high risk, life safety, and human response all come into play demonstrate different ways to analyze risk-benefit theories, implement standard procedures, and promote a safety culture.

  • Hands-on Activities: Activities of varying levels encourage students to apply safety theories and concepts to the realistic scenarios they may see in their own specific careers.

  • Life-Saving and Life-Changing Ideas: Packed with new and evolving ideas, Firefighter Safety and Survival gives both seasoned professionals and rookies the knowledge and tools they need to make a difference in their departments without sacrificing cherished, longstanding traditions.

About the Author

Don Zimmerman

Lieutenant Don Zimmerman is a firefighter instructor and paramedic instructor for Lakeland Community College, Auburn Career Center, and University Hospitals E.M.S. Training & Disaster Preparedness Institute, as well as a professional firefighter and paramedic with a municipal engine company. A retired Assistant Fire Chief with twenty-seven years of experience, he began his career as a volunteer firefighter. Lieutenant Zimmerman is also the president of a non-profit organization committed to fire and life safety education, and the author of several articles on advances in volunteer management, fire prevention, and safety.

Table of Contents

1. Defining a Cultural Change.
2. Enhancing Accountability.
3. Applying Risk Management Techniques.
4. Eliminating Unsafe Acts.
5. Implementing Training and Certification Standards.
6. Developing Medical and Fitness Standards.
7. Creating a Research Agenda.
8. Utilizing Available Technology.
9. Investigating Fatalities, Injuries, and Near Misses.
10. Blending Grants and Safety.
11. Establishing Response Standards.
12. Examining Response to Violent Incidents.
13. Providing Emotional Support.
14. Enabling Public Education.
15. Advocating Residential Fire Sprinklers.
16. Engineering Safety into Equipment.
Appendix A: Sample Policies.

Supplements

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 Resource  (ISBN-10: 1111306613 | ISBN-13: 9781111306618)

The Instructor Resources commonly include PowerPoint presentations for each chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

WebTutor™ Advantage on Blackboard® Instant Access Code for Zimmerman's Firefighter Safety and Survival  (ISBN-10: 1133937446 | ISBN-13: 9781133937449)
WebTutor™ on WebCT Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111306621 | ISBN-13: 9781111306625)

Designed to accompany specific Delmar Cengage Learning textbooks, WebTutor™ is an eLearning software solution that turns everyone in your classroom or training center into a front-row learner. WebCT® components are offered across all of our disciplines. Each WebTutor™ may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links, and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition, online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats, including matching exercises, true/false questions, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions with immediate feedback on correct and incorrect answers. Multiple-choice questions also include rationales for right and wrong choices. Whether you want to Web-enhance your class or offer an entire course online, WebTutor™ allows you to focus on what you do best: teaching.

Fire Department Incident Safety Officer  (ISBN-10: 1418009423 | ISBN-13: 9781418009427)

The best way to reduce firefighter injuries and deaths at incidents is the appointment of a well-prepared proactive Incident Safety Officer(ISO). This book primes aspiring and current Safety Officers to meet and exceed the specific job functions outlined in the 2007 Edition of NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, as well as to aggressively pursue the operation of a highly efficient safety program. Extensively revised, the second edition of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer incorporates topics specifically focused on further developing and improving existing safety programs. Fundamental coverage of job functions for successful handling of incidents involving hazardous materials, technical rescue, wildland fire, and other disasters is accompanied by explanations of the critical skills required to be a proficient Safety Officer, including the processes of reading smoke, anticipating risk, predicting building collapse, and improving firefighter rehabilitation.

Student Supplements

WebTutor™ Advantage on Blackboard® Instant Access Code for Zimmerman's Firefighter Safety and Survival  (ISBN-10: 1133937446 | ISBN-13: 9781133937449)

Succeed in your firefighting course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

WebTutor™ on WebCT Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111306621 | ISBN-13: 9781111306625)

Designed to accompany specific Delmar Cengage Learning textbooks, WebTutor™ is an eLearning software solution that puts you in the front row of your classroom or training center. WebCT® components are offered across all of our disciplines. Each WebTutor™ may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links, and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition, online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats, including matching, true-or-false, short-answer, and multiple-choice with immediate feedback on correct and incorrect answers, and rationales for right and wrong choices.

Fire Department Incident Safety Officer  (ISBN-10: 1418009423 | ISBN-13: 9781418009427)

The best way to reduce firefighter injuries and deaths at incidents is the appointment of a well-prepared proactive Incident Safety Officer(ISO). This book primes aspiring and current Safety Officers to meet and exceed the specific job functions outlined in the 2007 Edition of NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, as well as to aggressively pursue the operation of a highly efficient safety program. Extensively revised, the second edition of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer incorporates topics specifically focused on further developing and improving existing safety programs. Fundamental coverage of job functions for successful handling of incidents involving hazardous materials, technical rescue, wildland fire, and other disasters is accompanied by explanations of the critical skills required to be a proficient Safety Officer, including the processes of reading smoke, anticipating risk, predicting building collapse, and improving firefighter rehabilitation.