Strategic & Tactical Considerations On The Fireground

Paperback | September 15, 2016

byJim Smith

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This book is written for firefighters, fire officers, and chief officers who hope to improve their firefighting skills. It can be utilized in college fire science courses, or at a fire training academy. It can be beneficial for a candidate preparing for promotion to company or chief officer.


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Blending research and over 40 years of personal experience in the field, Strategic and Tactical Considerations on the Fireground, Fourth Edition, draws on author Chief Smith’s career operating in one of the largest fire departments in the United States. This authoritative text covers strategic decisions as well as tactical operations, guiding readers through the process of problem identification and solution response. From planning to incident scene control, this text exposes readers to almost every possible tactical scenario and provides knowledge that can be applied to a variety of complex fire situations. The Fourth Edition is updated and expanded to include information that addresses evolving fire service operational approaches.

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This book is written for firefighters, fire officers, and chief officers who hope to improve their firefighting skills. It can be utilized in college fire science courses, or at a fire training academy. It can be beneficial for a candidate preparing for promotion to company or chief officer. Improve readers’ understanding with r...

James P. Smith was appointed to the Philadelphia Fire Department on June 29, 1966. He was promoted to lieutenant on December 18, 1972; to captain on December 30, 1974; to battalion chief on August 3, 1981; and to deputy chief on June 27, 1987. Deputy chief is the highest fire department civil service position. Chief Smith reported to t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 10.9 × 8.6 × 1 inPublished:September 15, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0134442644

ISBN - 13:9780134442648

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Table of Contents

  1. Preparation
  2. Management Tools
  3. Decision Making
  4. Company Operations
  5. Building Construction
  6. Building Collapse and Scene Safety
  7. Special Situations and Occupancies
  8. Health Care and High-Risk Populations
  9. Commercial and Industrial
  10. Technical Operations
  11. After the Incident