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Strategic and tactical considerations on the fireground

Author: James P Smith
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James P Smith
ISBN: 0132229013 9780132229012
OCLC Number: 79003843
Description: xx, 617 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Preparation: Training ; Preincident (pre-incident) planning ; Needed fire flow ; The fire officer ; Command presence --
Management tools: Incident scene management ; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; The incident commander; Unified command; Defining command; Incident scene control; Status reports --
Decision making: Action plan; Incident scene decision making; Size-up; Strategy, tactics, and tasks ; Modes of fire attack --
Company operations: Engine company operations ; truck company operations --
Building construction: Fire-resistive construction ; Noncombustible/limited combustible construction ; Ordinary construction ; Heavy timber construction ; Frame buildings ; Timber truss ; Lightweight building components --
Building collapse and scene safety: Building collapse ; Wall collapse ; Collapse search ; Safety --
Special situations and occupancies: Basement and cellar fires ; Garden apartments ; Row houses and town houses; Renovated buildings; Hotels; Vacant buildings --
Health care and high-risk populations: Hospitals; Nursing homes and assisted living facilities; Mass casualty incidents; Houses of worship; Penal institutions; Public assembly buildings; Schools --
Commercial and industrial: Commercial buildings and warehouses; Strip malls; Enclosed shopping malls; Lumberyards; High-rise buildings --
Technical operations: Hazardous materials and the initial responder ; Tank farm/refinery fires; Terrorism incidents; Dirty bombs --
After the incident: Incident critiques ; Critical incident stress ; Epilogue --
Appendix A: Performance standard 2: Stang Gun operation --
Appendix B: Quick action preplan (QAP) --
Appendix C: Vital building information sheet (VBI) --
Appendix D: Incident command system organizational chart --
Appendix E: Scenarios: Private dwelling; Garden apartment; Strip mall; Commercial building; Lumberyard; Church; High-rise building --
Appendix F. Case studies: Gulf Oil Refinery Fire; One Meridian Plaza --
Appendix G: Helpful websites --
Appendix H: Acronyms.
Other Titles: Brady strategic and tactical considerations on the fireground
Responsibility: James P. Smith.
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