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Strategic and tactical considerations on the fireground

Author: James P Smith
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, 2012.
Series: Brady fire.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James P Smith
ISBN: 0132158817 9780132158817
OCLC Number: 727356875
Description: xxii, 586 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) grid --
1. Preparation --
Behavior of fire --
Training --
Preincident planning --
Needed fire flow --
The fire officer --
Command presence --
Firefighter life safety initiatives --
2. Management tools --
Incident scene management --
U.S. Department of Homeland Security --
The incident commander --
Unified command --
Defining command --
Incident scene control --
Status reports --
3. Decision making --
Incident action plan and the planning --
Incident scene decision making --
Size-up --
Strategy, tactics, and tasks --
Crew resource management --
Modes of fire attack --
4. Company operations --
Engine company operations --
Truck company operations --
5. Building construction --
Fire-resistive construction --
Noncombustible/limited combustible construction --
Ordinary construction --
Heavy timber construction --
Frame buildings --
Timber truss --
Lightweight building components --
6. Building collapse and scene safety --
Building collapse --
Wall collapse --
Collapse search --
Safety --
7. Special situations and occupancies --
Basement and cellar fires --
Garden apartments --
Row houses and town houses --
Renovated buildings --
Hotels and motels --
Vacant buildings --
Wildland urban interface --
8. Health care and high-risk populations --
Hospitals --
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities --
Mass casualty incidents --
Houses of worship --
Penal institutions --
Public assembly buildings --
School fires --
School violence --
9. Commercial and industrial --
Commercial buildings and warehouses --
Strip malls --
Enclosed shopping malls --
Supermarkets --
Lumberyards --
High-rise buildings --
10. Technical operations --
Hazardous materials and the initial responder --
Tank farm/refinery fires --
Terrorism incidents --
Dirty bombs --
Clandestine drug labs --
Natural disasters --
11. After the incident --
Incident critiques --
Critical incident stress --
Epilogue --
Acronyms --
Performance Standard 2 : Stang Gun operation --
Quick Action Preplan (QAP) --
Vital Building Information Sheet (VBA) --
Incident Command System Organization Chart --
Scenarios --
Case studies --
Sample damage assessment forms --
Incident command system forms --
Sample incident action plans and a sample form for a prescribed live burn for training --
Safe operation of fire vehicles --
Emergency operations centers --
Glossary.
Series Title: Brady fire.
Responsibility: James P. Smith.
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