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Command and control of fires and emergencies

Author: Vincent Dunn
Publisher: Saddle Brook, NJ : Fire Engineering, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As a veteran FDNY firefighter and commander in Midtown Manhattan, Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn has led the call against all manner of fires and emergencies. This book crystallizes his decades of command experience. As a practical guide, it serves as an operational blueprint for today's fireground managers, in the urban environment and elsewhere. It will help prepare those who aspire to take command in an increasingly  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Dunn
ISBN: 0912212845 9780912212845
OCLC Number: 41445686
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 293 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: Command Presence --
Life-and-Death Decision Making --
Locating a Fire --
Size-Up of a Fire --
Command and Control at a Fire --
Hoseline Placement --
Preventing Fire Spread --
Changing Strategy --
Ventilation --
Using Elevators at Fires --
Stairways and Strategy --
High-Rise Firefighting --
Wildfires --
Terrorism --
Fireground Communications --
Demobilization --
Fireground Dangers --
Products of Combustion --
Managing Fireground Risks and Dangers.
Responsibility: Vincent Dunn.
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A busy fire officer handles numerous tasks: administration, budgets, political interaction, medical response, fire prevention, inspections, etc. This book brings the active fire officer back to his  Read more...

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