The writers of Safe Firefighting, Steve Kidd, John Czajkowski,and Garry Briese have decades of dirty, hands-on fire and rescue experience. They understood the need for a "new approach" in training firefighters, one way off the “traditional” scale, and they did something about it.
Why this book? Because this book is different. It helps us focus on what really matters—and what is just not that important. Make no mistake about it—this book was written 100% outside the box. This is what matters: Identifying the fire "problem" on the scene, getting water on the fire, venting, staffing, protecting ourselves first, arriving in one piece, having applicable building construction info, understanding and applying "go in/don't go in," and having competent command officers. What doesn’t matter: How a smoke detector works and what the inside of a hydrant looks like. This can be important info and may be worthwhile to know, but this info won't save your life as a firefighter.
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Steve Kidd worked for 28 years with Orange County Fire Rescue Division, Florida, where he retired as a Company Officer. Along with John Czajkowski, he coauthored a 25-part Fire Service video training series and drill guide as well as the popular vehicle rescue video training series, Carbusters! Steve is a Technical Editor for FireRescue Magazine and has written numerous articles and a regular monthly column on fire and rescue-related topics over the past 20 years.
John Czajkowski worked for 31 years with Orange County Fire Rescue Division, Florida, where he retired as a Company Officer. He was a Charter Member of the Transportation Emergency Rescue Committee of the IAFC (International Association of Fire Chiefs) and lectured on vehicle rescue at many events, both in the United States and abroad. With Steve Kidd, he coauthored a 25-part Fire Service video training series as well as the popular vehicle rescue video training series, Carbusters! He has written many articles on Fire Service and rescue topics for several national fire publications.
Garry Briese is the Executive Director of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, having come to that position after serving in a similar post with the Florida College of Emergency Physicians. He has served with volunteer, combination, and career fire departments, is an original member of the Carbusters! extrication team, and has coauthored two textbooks for First Responders. He is a well-known speaker and instructor and is considered to be one of the thought leaders for today's fire and emergency services.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0073353167
Book Description McGraw-Hill Science/Engineerin, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110073353167