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Discover the entire process of becoming a firefighter, beginning with an exploration of the requirements and career opportunities, as well as advice on how to succeed as a proactive member of the fire service. Thoroughly updated to the 2004 Edition of the NFPA fire codes and ordinances, Introduction to Fire Protection, 3E explores such cutting-edge issues as homeland security, goal setting and accomplishment, life safety initiatives, recent laws affecting firefighters, and more. Progressive information on fire protection in the community from both the planning and application standpoints offers readers a well-rounded view of the fire service's function in community risk reduction. Feauturing comprehensive coverage, this book provides all the necessary tools for individuals seeking a career in the fire service.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Fire Technology Education and the Firefighter Selection Process Chapter 2. Fire Protection Career Opportunities Chapter 3. Public Fire Protection Chapter 4. Chemistry and Physics of Fire Chapter 5. Public and Private Support Organizations Chapter 6. Fire Department Resources Chapter 7. Fire Department Administration Chapter 8. Support Functions Chapter 9. Training Chapter 10. Fire Prevention Chapter 11. Codes and Ordinances Chapter 12. Fire Protection Systems and Equipment Chapter 13. Emergency Incident Management Chapter 14.Emergency Operations Appendix A. The U.S. Fire Protection Appendix B. Candidate Physical Ability Test Appendix C. Numerical Index - 2004 National Fire Codes Contents Appendix D. Alphabetical Index - 2004 National Fire Codes Index Appendix E. ICS Resource Typing and Strike Team Requirements Appendix F. Common Acronyms Appendix G. Metric Conversions Appendix H. Fire-Related Web Sites