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Engine company fireground operations

Author: Harold Richman
Publisher: Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This text covers the basic objectives of engine company work including the proper supply and use of water to fight fires, and emphasizes that engine companies should be focused on three major tactical priorities on the firegournd: life safety, extinguishment, and property conservation. Other areas of importance covered in this book include protecting exposures, confining the fire, and carrying out overhaul  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Richman
ISBN: 9780763744953 0763744956
OCLC Number: 76074197
Notes: At head of title: National Fire Protection Association.
Revised edition of: Engine company fireground operations / Harold Richman. 1986.
Includes index.
Description: xiii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Fire spread --
Engine company operations --
Equipment and initial hose operations --
Engine company equipment --
One-piece (single-pumper) hose lays --
Apparatus positioning --
Preincident planning --
Basic coverage responsibility --
Coverage --
Problem buildings --
Rescue --
Chronology of rescue --
Fire attack for rescue --
Search --
Water supply --
Water source --
Pumper --
Hose --
Pumper relays --
Initial attack lines --
Direct attack --
Indirect attack --
Combination attack --
Choosing attack lines --
Initial attack operations --
Smoldering fires --
Backup lines --
Positioning of backup lines --
Sizes of backup lines --
Personnel --
Exposure protection --
Exterior exposures --
Interior exposures --
Basement fires --
Master stream appliances --
Types of master stream appliances --
Nozzles for master streams --
Water supply for master stream appliances --
Fire protection systems --
Standpipe systems --
Fire attack from standpipe systems --
Other uses for standpipe systems --
Automatic sprinkler systems --
Other protective systems --
Overhaul --
Personnel --
Overhaul operation.
Responsibility: Harold Richman.
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This text covers the basic objectives of engine company work including the proper supply and use of water to fight fires, and emphasizes that engine companies should be focused on three major tactical priorities on the firegournd: life safety, extinguishment, and property conservation. Other areas of importance covered in this book include protecting exposures, confining the fire, and carrying out overhaul operations.

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