Fire Engineering Books: Fireground Strategies, Third Edition
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Fire Engineering Books: Fireground Strategies, Third Edition

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A 30-year veteran of the fire service, Chief Avillo has updated his widely adopted book, Fireground Strategies. The new third edition of Fireground Strategies is written from the viewpoint of the fire officer who must identify a strategy, develop an action plan, and implement tactics to meet that plan's objectives. Used together, Fireground Strategies and the Scenarios Workbook provide reinforcing guides for assuming a role on the fireground and making decisions aimed at bringing the incident to a safe and successful conclusion.

The new Third Edition includes expanded incident command chapters; new street-level strategies focusing on the modern fire environment; the latest attack/ventilation study information; expanded resource management and risk management sections; strategic considerations of solar panels; new case studies; and more!


• Foreword by Kevin S. Malley
• Introduction
• How to Use This Book
• Incident Command I: Strategic considerations of size-up
• Incident Command II: Arrival reports and resource requirements
• Incident Command III: Fireground organization, ongoing communications, and post control activities
• Strategic considerations of heat transfer
• Strategic considerations of building construction
• Strategic modes of operation
• Private dwelling fires
• Multiple dwellings
• High-rise operations
• Contiguous structures: Row houses, garden apartments, and townhouses
• Small commercial occupancies: Mixed-use occupancies, taxpayers, and strip malls
• Large commercial and storage occupancies
• Strategic considerations for vacant and renovated structures
• Limited intervention incidents: Strategic considerations of the first responder
• Fostering a culture of safety
• Conclusion

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