Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education

, 3rd Edition

  • International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • ISBN-10: 1449670857
  • ISBN-13: 9781449670856
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

The Complete Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II Training Solution! The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you the third edition of Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, the next step in the evolution of Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II training. With superior teaching and learning tools, the first and second editions of Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills set a new benchmark in fire fighter training. Now the NFPA, IAFC, and Jones & Bartlett Learning are proud to raise the bar for the fire service again. Comprehensive Content The third edition covers the entire spectrum of the 2013 Edition of NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, as well as the requirements for Operations level responders in the 2013 Edition of NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. From fire suppression to hazardous materials to emergency medical care, this one volume covers all of Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II training requirements. World-class content joins instructionally sound design in a user-friendly online interface to give both educators and students a truly interactive and engaging learning experience with: Web Tools, including an Audio Book Learning Management System eBook Interactive Lectures TestPrep


  • The Third Edition is loaded with tools designed to prepare students for the job, including:

  • Skill drills leave the confines of the printed page. See skills performed in real-time by swiping QR Codes with your smart phone or tablet.

  • Quickly identify Fire Fighter II content and skill drills through clear visual roadmaps.

  • Rapidly access content through clear and concise Knowledge and Skill Objectives with page references, as well as NFPA 1001 and 472 correlations.

  • Encourage critical thinking skills. Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II case studies offer students a genuine context for applying the knowledge presented in the chapter.

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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

National Fire Protection Association is a provider of fire, electrical, and building safety products and information.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The History and Orientation of the Fire Service
Chapter 2: Fire Fighter Safety
Chapter 3: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
Chapter 4: Fire Service Communications
Chapter 5: Incident Command System
Chapter 6: Fire Behavior
Chapter 7: Building Construction
Chapter 8: Portable Fire Extinguishers
Chapter 9: Fire Fighter Tools and Equipment
Chapter 10: Ropes and Knots
Chapter 11: Response and Size-Up
Chapter 12: Forcible Entry
Chapter 13: Ladders
Chapter 14: Search and Rescue
Chapter 15: Ventilation
Chapter 16: Water Supply
Chapter 17: Fire Attack and Foam
Chapter 18: Fire Fighter Survival
Chapter 19: Salvage and Overhaul
Chapter 20: Fire Fighter Rehabilitation
Chapter 21: Wildland and Ground Fires
Chapter 22: Fire Suppression
Chapter 23: Preincident Planning
Chapter 24: Fire and Emergency Medical Care
Chapter 25: Emergency Medical Care
Chapter 26: Vehicle Rescue and Extrication
Chapter 27: Assisting Special Rescue Teams
Chapter 28: Hazardous Materials: Overview
Chapter 29: Hazardous Materials: Properties and Effects
Chapter 30: Hazardous Materials: Recognizing and Identifying the Hazards
Chapter 31: Hazardous Materials: Implementing a Response
Chapter 32: Hazardous Materials: Personal Protective Equipment, Scene Safety, and Scene Control
Chapter 33: Hazardous Materials: Response Priorities and Actions
Chapter 34: Hazardous Materials: Decontamination Techniques
Chapter 35: Terrorism Awareness
Chapter 36: Fire Prevention and Public Education
Chapter 37: Fire Detection, Protection, and Suppression Systems
Chapter 38: Fire Cause Determination