The Rural Firefighting Handbook, 2nd Ed.
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The Rural Firefighting Handbook, 2nd Edition: The no-nonsense guide to small community fire protection. This 278 page textbook provides detailed information on improving fire suppression for the small community fire department. Read this manual and find out: Why your department's capability to control and/or suppress fire is dependent on the More »
The Rural Firefighting Handbook, 2nd Edition: The no-nonsense guide to small community fire protection. This 278 page textbook provides detailed information on improving fire suppression for the small community fire department. Read this manual and find out:
Why your department's capability to control and/or suppress fire is dependent on the "Big Five": time, people, agent, hardware and procedures.
Why water supply is a most critical component of the Big Five and how to calculate what's required for structures within your service area.
The role of burn and response times in rural fire deaths: how to make sense of NFPA's response requirements for your small community volunteer fire department.
How new technology, Class A foam and CAFS, can increase the capability of your firefighting resources, people, equipment and water supply.
How to maximize water delivery rates from draft. This includes troubleshooting fire pump priming operations and identifying what works, and what doesn't, when setting up rural drafting and water-on-wheels operations.
Tips for the fire officer on how to comply with pertinent standards and regulations, stay out of court, and enjoy being one of America's rural community foot soldiers.
This second edition is by Dominic Colletti, a former assistant fire chief and a fire instructor with more than two decades of experience. Colletti has led courses and seminars on subjects such as rural firefighting operations, and Class A foam and CAFS strategy and tactics in North America, the United Kingdom and China.
Being a rural firefighter involves different firefighting techniques and tactical approaches than working as an urban firefighter. If you are firefighter who wants to specialize in rural firefighting, or you are switching to rural firefighting after years of urban firefighting, our Rural Firefighting Handbook, 2nd Ed. is the educational resource you need to start honing your skills as a fighter of fires in rural settings—a job that involve a different set of challenges than fighting fires in the city.
The Big Five
The textbook focuses on five essential aspects of fighting rural fires: managing time, responding to people at the scene, choosing the right firefighting agent, using the right hardware, and employing proper procedures. Each aspect covers several essential subjects from sourcing a viable water supply to understanding the role of burn rates and response times in rural fire casualties. By learning this essential information, you prepare to fight blazes in rural areas.
Preparing for Response
The Rural Firefighting Handbook, 2nd Ed. also covers a variety of other information that is essential for ensuring that fires are fought with the greatest efficiency. Get the textbook and prepare to respond to fires by learning whether to use Class A foam or a compressed air foam system (CAFS) to extinguish a blaze, how to maximize water delivery from a draft water source, about NFPA fire response requirements for community volunteer fire departments, and much more.
Start Learning Today
Many small communities have limited firefighting resources. Consequently, they depend on the available resources to be managed and deployed as efficiently as possible. The Rural Firefighting Handbook, 2nd Ed. contains everything you need to know about performing small community fire protection including troubleshooting for fire pump operations. Order this textbook today from our online store, and start preparing for your new career as a rural firefighter. FFBS Item #3084