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Fire Fighter Safety and Survival / Edition 3

Fire Fighter Safety and Survival / Edition 3

by Don ZimmermanDon Zimmerman


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Whether you are on the job or in training, Fire Fighter Safety and Survival, Third Edition is a must-have resource for fire fighters, EMS providers, and other safety professionals. Focused on improving statistics for line-of-duty injuries and fatalities, this book details the 16 Fire Fighter Life Safety Initiatives supported by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and describes a fire fighter life safety program, as well as methods for implementation. Actual scenarios from the fire service put you in the center of life-threatening situations and gives you the skills and knowledge it takes to create positive outcomes from incidents and promote a safety culture in your department.

The Third Edition features:

Correlating directly with the 16 Fire Fighter Life Safety Initiatives supported by the NFFF and the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) course objectives and outcomes for the Associate’s (Core) course Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival (C0281). This book delivers the know-how to help you reduce injuries and fatalities within your department.
Each chapter begins with a Case Study that provides students a means to test their understanding of the chapter concepts in the context of a fictional scenario.
Make a difference in your department with new and evolving ideas that give you the knowledge and tools to succeed without sacrificing cherished, longstanding traditions.
Understand and apply safety concepts introduced in the chapters through realistic scenarios and examples shared by the author.
Broaden your horizons with real examples of safety problems and solutions from other industries where high risk, life safety, and human response all comes into play.
Important new topics were added, including:

NFPA 3000™, Standard for an Active Shooter/ Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program
NFFF Vulnerability Assessment Program (VAP) and Unit ed States Fire Administration USFA Risk Management Practices
New cancer prevention strategies monitoring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
The use of drones by emergency responders with new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements
A discussion on emotional support aligned with NFPA and the American Psychological Association (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781284180176
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 11/15/2019
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Don Zimmerman is a lieutenant and paramedic with the City of Mentor, Ohio Fire Department. He also teaches at the Lakeland Community College and is a disaster coordinator and EMS instructor for EMSI at the University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland, OH.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Defining a Cultural Change
Chapter 2 Enhancing Accountability
Chapter 3 Applying Risk Management Techniques
Chapter 4 Eliminating Unsafe Acts
Chapter 5 Implementing Training and Certification Standards
Chapter 6 Developing Medical and Fitness Standards
Chapter 7 Creating a Research Agenda
Chapter 8 Utilizing Available Technology
Chapter 9 Investigating Fatalities, Injuries, and Near-Misses
Chapter 10 Blending Grants and Safety
Chapter 11 Establishing Response Standards
Chapter 12 Examining Response to Violent Incidents
Chapter 13 Providing Emotional Support
Chapter 14 Enabling Public Education
Chapter 15 Advocating Residential Fire Sprinklers
Chapter 16 Engineering Safety into Equipment
Appendix A Standard Operating Procedures
Appendix B Fire Fighter Injuries and Fatalities Report
Appendix C Fire Department Self-Survey: Analyzing Your Profile
Appendix D FESHE Correlation Guide

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