Fire Engineering: Strategy of Firefighting
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Fire Engineering Books: Strategy of Firefighting

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Written by Vincent Dunn, Deputy Chief (Ret.), FDNY

This is a “"how to"” book written by a "“know how"” person for anyone who practices firefighting strategy.

Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn is passing on to the next generation of firefighters the lessons he learned from his years of firefighting experience. He describes firefighting strategies for the most common types of fire scenarios and identifies specific firefighting problems presented to an incident commander, by occupancy and construction type. More importantly, he explains firefighting solutions and offers firefighting plans, standard procedures, action plans, ideas, guidelines, explanations, key steps, and systems of firefighting procedures.

This book is not about tactics. It'’s about strategy—plans of firefighting and logical ways to solve problems at fires.


  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Strategy for the 21st Century
  • Prefire Inspection
  • Size-up
  • Wood-Dwelling Fires
  • Strip Mall Fires
  • Row House Fires
  • Fires in Places of Worship
  • Restaurant Kitchen Fires
  • Fires in Truss Buildings
  • Stairway and Hallway Fires
  • Cellar Fires
  • Apartment Fires
  • High-Rise Residence Fires
  • Heavy Timber Factory Fires
  • Fires in Noncombustible Buildings
  • High-Rise Office Building Fires
  • Grass and Brush Fires
  • Fires in Vacant Buildings
  • Terrorism Explosions
  • Hose Placement
  • Stopping Fire Spread
  • Opposing Hose Lines
  • Smoke Venting
  • Searching at Fires
  • Evacuating People from Burning Buildings
  • Master Streams
  • Fire and Explosions
  • Collapse Size-up
  • Collapse Search and Rescue
  • Fire Ground Safety
  • Postfire Strategy
  • Strategy Errors and Failures
  • Secondary Strategies (for Small Problems)
  • Myths and Misconceptions
  • Post-Fire Investigations
  • Glossary

413 Pages/Hardcover/8.5x11/2007

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