Firefighter Entry - Entry Level & Reference Materials
Three Key Messages–
- This is important.
- You can do it.
- I won't give up on you.
Training ordinary people to do extraordinary things requires an understanding of how we learn. Developing Firefighter Resiliency starts with the basic psychophysical aspects of learning.
The fire service has unwittingly used a failure-based training model for many years. Hands-on training exercises are often based on unachievable objectives. Trainers are often not educated about the psychology of adult learning or the effect of stress during learning. Consequently, participants face learning activities with mastery-level skill requirement to succeed when competency has yet to be established. This amounts to a never-ending diet of tests without actual skill development. Accessing knowledge under extreme circumstances cannot be left to chance, because the penalty for failure is severe.
This book provides the roadmap for a journey to train, establish relevancy for the lessons, develop competency in the skills, and capitalize on confidence to achieve mastery. We study the impact of a stressful environment on the ability to learn and function.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Part 1: Adversity of Fire
The Finer Points of Character
The Anatomy of Fear
Part 2: The Success-Based Training Model
The Basics of Adult Learning
The Four Ps to Success: Plan, Prepare, Present, and Post
The Safety Plan: Not Just Another Form
Part 3: Resiliency
Mental Tactics of High Performance
Building Mental Toughness
The Power of Self-Talk
Part 4: Developing Resiliency through Physiological Tactics
Breathing and Mindfulness
The Body and Physiological Needs
About the Authors
Firefighters Bookstore Item # 4101
"Communication barriers, errors and mistakes lead to harm and have killed a surprising number of people – in some cases hundreds at a time. Hurt feelings, frustration, and missed opportunities are every day occurrences. Learn to watch for communication traps, gaps and cow pies and what to do to avoid them. Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood."
—Freeman Teague, Jr.
by Dave Casey
DVD/Run time: 1 hr 37 min/2018
Firefighters Bookstore Item # 1352
Entry Level & Reference
Are you looking to become a firefighter? Are you looking for career information about fire services or materials that will help you with interviewing? Maybe you’re just looking for general reference information. Whatever reference and entry level material you’re looking for, Firebooks.com has it for you. Our wide selection of material includes print books, audio books and CD-ROMs. We are the leading source for multimedia training materials for firefighters and emergency service providers.
Firebooks.com offers general fire service reference publications to meet your needs. Some of the titles you’ll find here are Fire and Emergency Services Orientation and Terminology, Pride & Ownership: A Firefighter’s Love of the Job, Fire Service: History, Traditions and Beyond, Encyclopedia of Fire Protection and more. The Encyclopedia of Fire Protection is a great reference book that features an alphabetical list defining fire protection terms with images, diagrams, graphs and other useful tools to help you gain a deeper understanding of the terminology. Inside, you’ll also find a list of fire codes and standards including those from OSHA and NFPA. The NFPA Fire Protection Handbook is the ultimate reference book for fire careers. This fully revised 20th edition released in 2008 now comes as two volumes and features a wealth of information for everything from public education to fire alarm systems to alternative fuels for vehicles and much more.
If you are interested in becoming a firefighter, titles like Becoming a Firefighter will explain everything you need to know about the job. It explains job opportunities, salary expectations and certification requirements, training and education programs and more. The Aspiring Firefighter’s Two-Year Plan provides step-by-step explanations about how to begin your career as a firefighter. You’ll be fully prepared to enter your career path knowledgably and confidently.
Our Basic Skills Review category offers a selection of titles to help you brush up on your skills. We have mathematics and problem-solving material for fire service personnel and emergency services. We have excellent guides about physics and chemistry. You’ll also find a great selection of titles to assist you with writing, vocabulary and spelling.
You’ll find references to help you succeed in interviews and assessments. Titles from our Interviewing category include Study Guide for the Firefighter Interview, Facing the Promotional Interview, Fire Department Interview Tactics and more. With our titles, you’ll go into your first, or any interview knowing what to expect and feeling prepared.
The Firefighters Bookstore is here to help you gain knowledge about fire careers and is proud to offer these quality titles to get you started. Check out our helpful reference and entry level materials today.