Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-02
  • Publisher: IFSTA
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Since the 1st edition of the Essentials of Fire Fighting was published, more than 2 million firefighters have been trained by this manual. Brady has joined forces with IFSTA to publish an expanded version that includes fire department operations such as first aid and hazardous materials. The 5th edition of Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations is correlated to the 2008 edition of NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, Levels I and II, and is widely accpeted as the standard of knowledge and skills measurement for all firefighters.

Author Biography

The entire Essentials of Fire Fighting manual is written by a single professional writer with more than four decades of fire service training experience.   This ensures consistency of information throughout. 


The entire manual is validated by a committee of subject matter experts, representing all levels of the fire service in North America.  This ensures only truly recognized best practices are presented.

Table of Contents

Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations
Firefighter Orientation
Firefighter Safety and Health
Fire Behavior
Building Construction
Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment
Portable Fire Extinguishers
Ropes and Knots
Rescue and Extrication
Forcible Entry
Ground Ladders
Water Supply
Fire Hose
Fire Streams
Fire Control
Fire Detection, Alarm, and Suppression Systems
Loss Control
Protecting Fire Scene Evidence
Fire Department Communications
Fire Prevention and Public Education
Basic Prehospital Emergency Medical Care for Firefighters
Introduction to Hazardous Materials
Operations at Haz Mat Incidents
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