Wildland Firefighting Practices

Wildland Firefighting Practices

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This new, well-illustrated text describes in detail all aspects of wildland firefighting. Written in a clear, "how to" style by a seasoned fire officer, it provides a comprehensive explanation of all the skills a firefighter needs to operate effectively against any type of wildland blaze. Step-by-step photographs of actual operations make it easy for the student to understand the material; illustrations and graphs reinforce the learning process. This text leaves students with a complete understanding of the challenges they will face - and with the skills and confidence to meet the challenges of being a wildland firefighter. (Keywords: Firefighting)show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 200.66 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 566.99g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 0766801470
  • 9780766801479

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Forward. Preface. Introduction. HOW WILDLAND FIRES ARE FOUGHT: Fire Apparatus. Handcrews. Bulldozers. Fixed Wing Aircraft. Helicopter. Tools and Equipment. Personal Protective Equipment. WILDLAND FIRE BEHAVIOR: Fuel Types. Weather. Topography. Predicting fire Behavior. Extreme Fire Behavior. SAFETY ON WILDLAND FIRES: Fire Behavior Situations that shout " Watch Out". Fireline Hazards. Working Around Aircraft. Working Around Bulldozers. The Fire Shelter. LCES. Fire Orders and 18 Situations that Shout " Watch Out". ENGINE COMPANY OPERATIONS: Use of Engine Companies. Hose Lays. Mobile Pumping. WATER SUPPLIES: Sources of Water Supply. Drafting Operations. HANDCREW OPERATIONS: Use of Handcrews. Tools and Equipment. BACKFIRE/BURNOUT BASICS: Introduction. Backfire and Burnout. Briefing Your Crew. Fuel, Weather, Topography Considerations. General Information. Ignition Techniques. USE OF BULLDOZERS. AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS: Fixed Wing Aircraft. Helicopters. CLASS A FOAM USAGE. TACTICS AND STRATEGY. FIGHTING FIRE IN THE URBAN INTERFACE. USE OF GPS AND MAPS. ICS SYSTEMS AND FORMS. APPENDIX: ICS flow Chart and Position Description. 13 Fuel Types. Wildland Hydraulic. BIBLIOGRAPHY. GLOSSARY. INDEX. How Wildland Fires Are Fought. Wildland Fire Behavior. Safety On Wildland Fires. Lces. Engine Company Operations. Water Supplies. Handcrew Operations. Backfire/Burnout Basics. Use Of Bulldozers. Aircraft Operations. Class A Foam Usage. Tactics And Strategy. Fighting Fire In The Urban Interface. Use Of Gps And Maps. Ics Systems And Forms. Appendices. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. Here's the short version: How Wildland Fires Are Fought. Wildland Fire Behavior. Safety On Wildland Fires. Lces. Engine Company Operations. Water Supplies. Handcrew Operations. Backfire/Burnout Basics. Use Of Bulldozers. Aircraft Operations. Class A Foam Usage. Tactics And Strategy. Fighting Fire In The Urban Interface. Use Of Gps And Maps. Ics Systems And Forms. Appendices. Bibliography. Glossary. Index.show more

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Forward. Preface. Introduction. HOW WILDLAND FIRES ARE FOUGHT: Fire Apparatus. Handcrews. Bulldozers. Fixed Wing Aircraft. Helicopter. Tools and Equipment. Personal Protective Equipment. WILDLAND FIRE BEHAVIOR: Fuel Types. Weather. Topography. Predicting fire Behavior. Extreme Fire Behavior. SAFETY ON WILDLAND FIRES: Fire Behavior Situations that shout " Watch Out". Fireline Hazards. Working Around Aircraft. Working Around Bulldozers. The Fire Shelter. LCES. Fire Orders and 18 Situations that Shout " Watch Out". ENGINE COMPANY OPERATIONS: Use of Engine Companies. Hose Lays. Mobile Pumping. WATER SUPPLIES: Sources of Water Supply. Drafting Operations. HANDCREW OPERATIONS: Use of Handcrews. Tools and Equipment. BACKFIRE/BURNOUT BASICS: Introduction. Backfire and Burnout. Briefing Your Crew. Fuel, Weather, Topography Considerations. General Information. Ignition Techniques. USE OF BULLDOZERS. AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS: Fixed Wing Aircraft. Helicopters. CLASS A FOAM USAGE. TACTICS AND STRATEGY. FIGHTING FIRE IN THE URBAN INTERFACE. USE OF GPS AND MAPS. ICS SYSTEMS AND FORMS. APPENDIX: ICS flow Chart and Position Description. 13 Fuel Types. Wildland Hydraulic. BIBLIOGRAPHY. GLOSSARY. INDEX. How Wildland Fires Are Fought. Wildland Fire Behavior. Safety On Wildland Fires. Lces. Engine Company Operations. Water Supplies. Handcrew Operations. Backfire/Burnout Basics. Use Of Bulldozers. Aircraft Operations. Class A Foam Usage. Tactics And Strategy. Fighting Fire In The Urban Interface. Use Of Gps And Maps. Ics Systems And Forms. Appendices. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. Here's the short version: How Wildland Fires Are Fought. Wildland Fire Behavior. Safety On Wildland Fires. Lces. Engine Company Operations. Water Supplies. Handcrew Operations. Backfire/Burnout Basics. Use Of Bulldozers. Aircraft Operations. Class A Foam Usage. Tactics And Strategy. Fighting Fire In The Urban Interface. Use Of Gps And Maps. Ics Systems And Forms. Appendices. Bibliography. Glossary. Index.show more

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