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Survival Skills for the Fire Chief by Survival Skills for the Fire Chief examines the management mistakes fire chiefs often make that compromise their effectiveness and ability to manage and lead their fire departments. In his latest book, Dr. Fleming, a nationally recognized authority on fire and emergency services, provides the understanding necessary to enhance the fire chief's success and that of his or her fire department. The book's themes include understanding, meeting, and, where possible, exceeding the reasonable expectations of fire department stakeholders and preparing as a fire chief for professional, personal, and organizational success. Survival Skills for the Fire Chief is ideal for current and future fire chiefs; participants in related college and university courses; and participants in training programs, seminars, and courses offered by fire and emergency services training agencies.
Publication Date: 2011
Firefighter Fitness by This book highlights fire-fighting as one of the nation's most dangerous and hazardous jobs, with heart attacks, high physical stress levels, sprains, and strains all too common. Of all fire-fighters in the United States, 72 percent are volunteers. The leading cause of on-duty death among volunteers is heart attack. The leading cause of injuries for all fire-fighters is overexertion and strain. The prevalence of cardiovascular illness and deaths and work-inhibiting strains and sprains among fire-fighters illustrates the need for a comprehensive health and wellness program in every department. To address the issues specific to volunteers, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) developed this guide to health and wellness for volunteer departments and members. In 2003, the NVFC launched the ground breaking Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program specifically to address heart disease in the fire and emergency services. This awareness and prevention campaign targets all fire-fighters and emergency personnel -- both volunteer and career. This is an edited, excerpted and augmented edition of a U.S. Fire Administration publication.
Publication Date: 2009
Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics by John Norman has updated his best-selling book, a guide for the firefighter and fire officer who, having learned the basic mechanics of the trade, are looking for specific methods for handling specific situations. In this new fourth edition, readers will find a new chapter on lightweight construction, a new chapter on electrical fires and emergencies, updates to many chapters including such topics as wind-driven fires, and many new illustrations.
Publication Date: 2012
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