Preventing Firefighter Disorientation: Enclosed Structure Tactics for the Fire Service

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ISBN: 9781593703745

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Overview

In his first book, William Mora, a 30-year fire service veteran and firefighter safety advocate, discusses how to prevent traumatic structural firefighter fatalities. Firefighter disorientation can be defined as “the loss of direction due to the lack of vision in a structure fire.” To combat this problem, Mora outlines a More »

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ISBN: 9781593703745

In his first book, William Mora, a 30-year fire service veteran and firefighter safety advocate, discusses how to prevent traumatic structural firefighter fatalities. Firefighter disorientation can be defined as “the loss of direction due to the lack of vision in a structure fire.” To combat this problem, Mora outlines a multi-pronged approach to effectively address the components that contribute to disorientation and structural firefighter fatalities. This text includes many case studies and guidelines for size-up factors and is an important resource for all firefighters.

Contents:

Preface
Introduction
The structural firefighter fatality problem
Terms, risk, and assumptions
Types of enclosed structures
Types of obscured visibility and types of firefighter disorientation
Similarities in disorientation fires
The firefighter disorientation sequence
Initial size-up factors
Avoiding life-threatening hazards
Hose evolutions and fireground realities
Hazards of construction
Coordinated ventilation
Enclosed structure tactics and guidelines
Firefighter disorientation case reviews: Considering enclosed structure tactics
Summary and conclusion
Appendix A Unprotected enclosed structures: A global problem
Glossary
Approx. 380 pages/Hardcover/6x9

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