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Fire Officer's Handbook Of Tactics (3rd Edition) 3rd Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 35 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1593700614
ISBN-10: 159370061X
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Features & Benefits:

*A new chapter addressing fires in garden apartments and townhouses, a growing problem throughout the country.

* A new chapter on the fire department's role in terrorism and homeland security -- the first fire service text to address the new roles first responders play in detecting, preventing, and responding to the newest threats America faces.

* The chapters on high rise office building fires and sections on building construction have been expanded to included the lessons learned from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

About the Author

Deputy Assistant Chief John Norman is a veteran of more than 35 years in the fire service, with a wide range of experience. He has fought fires in rural, suburban, and urban settings. Since Sept. 11, 2001, Norman has been the Chief of Rescue Operations with the New York Fire Department. Until that date, as a Battalion Chief, he had been assigned to the 16th Battalion in Harlem. In the days after the collapse of the Twin Towers, Norman was designated as the Search and Rescue manager for the World Trade Center site. He operated in that position as a member of the Incident Commanders General Staff for two months before assuming his assignment as the Chief in Charge of the Special Operations Command on a full-time basis. He is the best-selling author of Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics, Second Edition, also from Fire Engineering Books & Videos.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 452 pages
  • Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos; 3 edition (June 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159370061X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593700614
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 1.2 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #474,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Very good resource. I read it cover to cover just to see if I knew as much as I thought I did, and of course I learned a great deal. THis 3rd edition is a little "old fashioned" and so the fourth edition may be a better choice.
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This is a great book that covers the strategies and tactics needed to safely and effectively manage fire ground operations. It not only gives the tactics needed but includes many real life scenarios encountered by the author that demonstrates how the skills taught can be applied. It is a must read for any company officer
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If you are getting ready to take a Fire Dept promotional exam this book is a must read. It is also a great read for firefighters. It pretty much goes over basic, and advanced firefighting including tactics used for different situations. Every things is covered and you will pick up tips and tricks to make you more competent of a firefighter.
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This book is great for firefighters period. I brought this book to help me study for an upcoming promotional exam. I got promoted, im not saying that this book was the sole reason but it definitely helped. It has illustrations to assist you in visualising what you are reading. I enjoyed this book and found it helpful in my developemnet.
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Purchased for promo exam, great info for all firefighters. A little long winded, but flows well.

Deducted one star because new edition has been released. How about instead of releasing a new edition for upwards of $70, just release a more cost effective supplement to last edition?
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This book contains very detailed information with real life stories for a clear understanding regarding the fire service. This book is one of two needed to take the promotions exam for Lieutenant (Illinois). The information gained reading this book will no doubt aid in increasing my chances of passing the test ( I am hoping!). Wish me Luck...
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The book has a good overall explanation of techniques used by firefighters. There are examples of personal experiences which help illustrate the need for the protocols discussed. As with all good books however, it contradicts itself while describing the recommended procedures based on the extenuating circumstances.
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I found this book to be very informative. It helps answer the "what if this happens" questions that every firefighter ponders when they have time to reflect. I definitely recommend picking up this book whether you are an actual officer or firefighter.
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