Fire Engineering Books: Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics, 4th Edition

Fire Engineering Books: Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics, 4th Edition

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Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics, Fourth Edition by Deputy Assistant Chief (Ret.) John Norman, Chief of Special Operations, FDNY

Chief Norman 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 the 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.


  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I: General firefighting tactics
  • General principles of firefighting
  • Size-Up
  • Engine company operations
  • Hoseline selection, stretching, and placement
  • Water supply
  • Sprinkler systems and standpipe operations
  • Ladder company operations
  • Forcible entry
  • Ventilation
  • Search and rescue
  • Part II: Specific fire situations
  • Firefighter survival
  • Operations in lightweight buildings
  • Private dwellings
  • Multiple dwellings
  • Garden apartment and townhouse fires
  • Store fires—taxpayers and strip malls
  • High-rise office buildings
  • Buildings under construction, renovation, and demolition
  • Fire-Related Emergencies: incinerators, oil Burners, and gas leaks
  • Electrical fires and emergencies
  • Structural collapse
  • Fire department roles in terrorism and homeland security
  • Glossary
  • Index

654 Pages/Hardcover/8.5x11/August 2012

ISBN: 9781593702793

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