Firefighter's Handbook on Wildland Firefighting, 3rd Ed.

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ISBN: 1931301166

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For the firefighter who needs a good grasp of wildland firefighting, and for municipal structure firefighters who will be involved in mutual aid incidents. Special emphasis throughout the book on firefighter safety. This 3rd edition introduces "Jake," who appears with training tips and reminders. Completely revised with over 200 new More »

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ISBN: 1931301166

For the firefighter who needs a good grasp of wildland firefighting, and for municipal structure firefighters who will be involved in mutual aid incidents. Special emphasis throughout the book on firefighter safety. This 3rd edition introduces "Jake," who appears with training tips and reminders. Completely revised with over 200 new full-color photos. Topics include: fireline safety, fire weather, topography and fuels, wildland fire behavior, fire extinguishment methods, initial attack strategy and tactics, use of firefighting resources, wildland/urban firefighting strategies, incident command systems, firefighting realities, firefighting situations. New appendices include: hazardous materials recognition and an incident organizer. Additional resources will or do include: study guide, PowerPoint presentations, flash card set.

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According to the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), wildfires are increasing in number and intensity in the U.S. This means that many fire departments will be looking to hire additional wildland firefighters. If you are thinking about becoming a wildland firefighter, now is a great time to pursue the career. If you are just starting out in this field, the information in Firefighter's Handbook on Wildland Firefighting, 3rd Ed. will decrease your learning curve.

Emphasis on Safety

Fighting wildfires can be considerably different than fighting fires that ignite in residences, buildings, and automobiles. Not only do wildland fires tend to occupy more square footage, but their behavior is impacted by a variety of unique factors including the topography of the burn site, the weather, and the type of combustible material at the burn site. The text takes these and other factors into consideration to provide you with all the information you need to fight these types of fires safely.

Comprehensive Subject Matter

When it comes to educating firefighters about the many aspects of wildland firefighting, the text leaves no stone unturned. Throughout the pages of Firefighter's Handbook on Wildland Firefighting, 3rd Ed., you will find comprehensive analyses of fireline safety, impact of weather, evaluating topography, wildland fire behavior, methods or fire extinguishment, initial attack strategy and tactics, leveraging firefighting resources, and more.

Start Studying Today

Firefighter's Handbook on Wildland Firefighting, 3rd Ed. is a perfect study resource for those who aspire to be wildland firefighters. If fighting wildfires sounds like an exciting career, but you are new to battling blazes in the wild, pick up a copy of Firefighter's Handbook on Wildland Firefighting, 3rd Ed. from our online store, and start studying for your new career. Remember, the NWF reports that wildfires in the U.S. are increasing. Now is the time to act!

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