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Fundamentals of Fire and Emergency Services, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Jason B. Loyd, James D. Richardson

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 4, 2009

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This introductory text is organized into12 chapters, including helpful appendices, to assist students in achieving success as educated, critically thinking firefighters. Author provides history of the fire service, career opportunities, and education, in addition to fire dynamics, fire prevention, and more, in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of fire service.

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Chapter 1        History of the Fire Service                 

Chapter 2        Fire and Emergency Services Career Opportunities

Chapter 3        The Selection Process

Chapter 4        Training and Higher Education

Chapter 5        Fire Department Resources                           

Chapter 6        Fire Dynamics

Chapter 7        Building Construction           

Chapter 8        Fire Prevention Codes and Ordinances

Chapter 9        Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10      Organizational Structure and Emergency Incident Management Systems

Chapter 11      Preincident Planning, Fire Strategy, and Tactics

Chapter 12      Support for Fire Emergency Services: Their Vital Functions


Appendix A     On Scene Answers

Appendix B     Review Question Answers

Appendix C     Stop and Think Answers

Appendix D     Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs



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