Fire and Emergency Services Safety & Survival

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-08-25
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Written with both students and career fire service professionals in mind, Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival incorporates the FESHE guidelines and outcomes for the Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival course

Modern solutions, procedures, and recommendations that put safety first
The Fire service has long been considered a profession plagued with a history of unavoidable tragedy. As the number of line-of-duty deaths and injuries continues to be staggering year after year, Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival exposes the false mentality of “doing whatever it takes” and provides solutions for both the individual and fire department. Built around the 16 Life Safety Initiatives developed by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, each chapter is written by a contributor with extensive expertise on the topic, incorporates FESHE and NFPA references guidelines, and helps readers understand how to execute procedures and recommendations for putting safety first. Filled with modern solutions, attainable goals, and real-life examples, the text asks each reader to challenge the existing attitudes toward safety and commit to making a change.

Author Biography

Travis Ford is currently serving as a district chief on shift at Station 9, known as “The Bottoms,” with the Nashville Fire Department in the busiest district and at the busiest house in the city with 39 stations. Station 9 finished fifth on the list of busiest firehouses in Firehouse Magazine in 2014. He has ascended the ranks over his 30-year career in Nashville. He has been responsible for developing and presenting programs in leadership for company and chief officer training and high-rise operations around the country, and served as vice-chair of the high-rise committee for the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA). Mr. Ford has also served as the vice-chair of the National Fire Science Associate’s Degree Program Committee and is currently serving on the High School to College Pathways Committee as part of the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education professional development committee in the development of model fire science course curriculum.


Mr. Ford is the director of the Fire Science Technology Program at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. In addition, he serves as an adjunct instructor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Emergency Training Center in several areas, including the National Incident Management System, Incident Command for High-Rise Operations, and Fire Protection Systems for Emergency Operations. Mr. Ford holds an associate’s degree in Fire Science from Tennessee State University, a bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration from the University of Memphis, and a master’s of science degree in Human Resource Development from the University of Tennessee. He has also completed the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy.

Table of Contents

  1. Fire and Emergency Services Culture

  2. Personal and Organizational Accountability

  3. Risk Management

  4. Unsafe Practices

  5. Professional Development

  6. Medical, Fitness, Rehab and Performance Standards

  7. Data Collection and Research

  8. Emerging Technologies

  9. Fatality and Injury Investigations

10. Grant Programs

11. Emergency Response

12. Occupational and Behavioral Health in the Emergency Services

13. Public Education, Code Enforcement, and Residential Sprinklers

14. Emergency Response Vehicles and Equipment

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