Firefighter Rescue Books - Educate Yourself about Rescue Tactics


Search and rescue is one of the most dangerous jobs for emergency service workers. Going into the center of destruction to rescue people and animals that are trapped in the wreckage requires tremendous courage and skill. offers a wide selection of materials covering rescue and related topics.

We carry the most current and reliable texts available with material from publishers all over the world. There isn’t just one right way to rescue someone and every situation is unique. That’s why we offer a wide variety of Rescue reference material that address strategies and procedures that must be implemented for different situations.

Titles from our Rescue Training category include Elevator and Escalator Rescue, Fundamentals of Search & Rescue, Fire Department Special Operations, and Fundamentals of Technical Rescue. The book Searching Smarter defines standard, oriented, and team searches and applies them to different types of situations, while also discussing a range of search-and-rescue elements that firefighters will come into contact with in real on-the-job experiences.

Our Rappelling, Ropes & Knots section features popular titles such as Rope Rescue Manual, Rope Rescue Manual Field Guide, Engineering Practical Rope Rescue Systems, Technical Rescue Riggers Guide and more.  Our High Angle Rescue Techniques material teaches readers everything they need to know about High Angle Rescues.

You’ll find a wealth of information in our Structural Collapse and USAR section with titles like Incident Response Pocket Guide, California OES Field Operations Guide, and Technical Rescue for Structural Collapse.  Confined space rescues can be daunting tasks, but every firefighter will feel prepared after studying the materials in our Confined Space Rescue category.

We also have a great selection of Trench Rescue materials that address shoring techniques, trench tools, hazard control and more. We’ve got everything you ever wanted to know and more about Swiftwater and River Rescue. We have manuals for rescue professionals, field guides for anyone who may have to perform a swiftwater rescue, whitewater safety manuals and much more. You’ll also find plenty of information about ice and dive rescues, rural firefighting and rescue, and vehicle extrication.

Because every rescue is different, firefighters should be knowledgeable in all areas to make the best rescue attempt possible in any situation. At, we are proud to be the leading online resource for emergency service and fire materials. Stop by our rescue section today to browse our amazing selection of books to use for training, preparation and reference to keep on-hand whenever you need them.

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