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Fundamentals of Fire and Emergency Services

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Fundamentals of Fire and Emergency Services, Second Edition, is designed to introduce students to the firefighting profession as well as provide career firefighters a resource for continued learning. Offering a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of modern fire service, the text covers the history of the fire service, career opportunities and education, fire dynamics, fire prevention, and more. With an emphasis on critical thinking, each chapter follows the FESHE curriculum and outlines specific learning objectives that address the ever-increasing challenges of this dynamic profession.


Online supplemental teaching materials are available to help instructors and students get the most from their EMS course.

  • Resource Central, accessed through, offers instructors online supplemental teaching material, such as test banks and customizable PowerPoint lectures to aid in the classroom. These instructor resources are also available through Pearson’s Instructor Resource Center.
  • Students have access to a variety online study aids tailored to their fire service course.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: History of the Fire Service

Chapter 2: Fire and Emergency Services Career Opportunities

Chapter 3: The Selection Process

Chapter 4: Training and Higher Education

Chapter 5: Fire Department Resources

Chapter 6: Fire Dynamics

Chapter 7: Building Construction

Chapter 8: Fire Prevention Codes and Ordinances

Chapter 9: Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10: Organizational Structure and Emergency Incident Management Systems

Chapter 11: Pre-incident Planning, Fire Strategy, and Tactics

Chapter 12: Emergency Medical Services & Emergency Management


Appendix A: On Scene Suggested Answers

Appendix B: Review Question Answers

Appendix C: Stop and Think Suggested Answers

Appendix D: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)



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