Pub. Date:
Fire Engineering Books & Videos
Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics / Edition 4

Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics / Edition 4

by John Norman
Current price is , Original price is $107.0. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.


John Norman has 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 this new 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593702793
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos
Publication date: 08/04/2012
Series: Fire Engineering
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 634
Sales rank: 580,161
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.70(d)

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, Third Edition, also from Fire Engineering Books & Videos.

Table of Contents

* 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

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Item was shipped in a timely manner, however when I received the book it was not in the described condition. It said the book was in good condition. The book I got had a broken spine and the hardback cover was ripped.