General Fire Service Reference

Firefighters are walking encyclopedias of general fire safety. A significant part of their career is about identifying potentially hazardous conditions and making building and homeowners aware of the options to reduce their risk.

The best fire is the one that never starts, as every firefighter will tell you. That’s why Firefighters Bookstore has brought together an outstanding collection of general fire safety books that can be enjoyed by firefighters and laymen. It’s full of outstanding information that can mean the difference between peaceful everyday life and a life-threatening disaster.

Among the collection’s highlights:

Fire and Emergency Services Orientation and Terminology, 5th Ed.
  • Fire and Emergency Services Orientation and Terminology: 5th Editiondescribes the fire and emergency services as a career. Readers will learn the various roles of fire and emergency services personnel and gain insight into the fire and emergency services. This is a must-read that also covers such other topics as fire prevention, general fire safety, public fire and life safety education, fire investigation, fire fighting apparatus, protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus, and common fire fighting tools and equipment.

  • Pride and Ownership: A Firefighter’s Love of the Jobby author Rick Lasky takes a hard look at today's fire service. Chief Lasky offers an upfront and honest criticism about the need to reignite the love of the job on every level, from chiefs on down. This book skillfully walks the line between holding on to "the old way" and tradition for tradition's sake at the expense of forward motion. Special features include extensive information on the history and traditions of the fire service, from overviews of some of the most important fire service leaders to detailed explanations of ceremonies for all occasions, with over 150 photos displaying rites and ceremonies.

  • The Fire Service: History, Traditions and Beyondexplains the questions everyone wants to know, but rarely find an answer to. Have you ever wondered why fire engines are red? Why a chief has five bugles and a captain only two? Why fire hydrants are also called fire plugs?  A timeline listing major fires and firefighter deaths throughout history is provided, along with the origins of fire engines, hose, hydrants, fire extinguishers and bunker gear and turnouts.

  • Encyclopedia of Fire Protection: 2nd Editionoffers up-to-date definitions of fire protection terms, often delving into the background, origin, and derivation of these terms. Pictures, diagrams, tables, and graphs help explain terms and concepts, including a comprehensive list of codes and standards used in the fire service.

Pride and Ownership: A Firefighter's Love of the Job

If you’ve been looking for an outstanding online resource for your firefighting friend, relative or neighbor, look no further. Firefighters Bookstore is the world’s greatest online hub for the firefighting and emergency responder industry, having been in business for over 25 years. We offer books, CDs, videos and other media that prepare professionals and offer family and friends an intimate look at the firefighting world.

From memoirs through taking civil service tests, Firefighters Bookstore has content across the entire spectrum. We also offer assistance for those organizations, schools and families that want to build their own library.

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