Firefighting Strategies and Tactics

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This book offers comprehensive coverage of all firefighting strategies and tactics, from standard company responsibilities and assignments to specialized situational strategies and tactics. Written by a team of experienced fire service personnel representing a variety of geographic and professional viewpoints, students get first-hand knowledge of strategies and tactics, whether it's fighting high-rise or wildland fires, from people who have been there. In a directed, logical format, this text takes students from basic concepts to the application of tactics and situational strategies for particular occupancies or types of fires. The student is presented with opportunities to get feedback on their progress every step of the way in each chapter. This text can be used in the college and university systems, as well as fire academies and fire departments for educating and training personnel in firefighting strategies and tactics, and it also serves as an excellent resource for fire department promotional exams.

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Fire Chief, Palm Harbor Fire Dept., Teaches at St. Petersburg Jr. College, Florida

David Harlow is currently the Eastern Region Fire Division Manager for Rimkus Consulting Group. He retired as a Division Chief for the Fairborn Fire Department in suburban Dayton, Ohio, and formerly served as Fire Chief in Lighthouse Point, Florida. An Executive Fire Officer, he has significant firsthand and research experience in fireground operations and incident command, and taught Fire Science and Safety Risk Management at Sinclair Community College. Mr. Harlow has an Associate's Degree in Fire Engineering, Bachelor's Degree in Fire Administration, and a Master's Degree in Urban Administration.

Michael Gala is a Fire Department Captain with noteworthy experience as a fire officer for the renowned FDNY. Especially well-versed in engine and truck company functions, and operations in multi-story buildings, his teaching experience includes training fire service personnel at the New York City Fire Department Training Academy. Mr. Gala is currently assigned to one of the busiest ladder companies in New York City. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fire Service Administration and a Master's Degree in Protection Management.

Bill Lombardo is Training Chief for South Trail Fire Rescue in Florida. In addition to training and education responsibilities at the department and fire academy level, he serves on the Florida Firefighters Employment, Standards, and Training Council. Mr. Lombardo's expertise with incident command and initial fire scene operations stems from a long career as an engine company lieutenant in response areas comprised of dwellings, commercial buildings, mid-rise complexes, and the wildland urban interface. He is an Executive Fire Officer graduate, and holds an Associate's Degree in Fire Science and a Bachelor's Degree in Management. Mr. Lombardo will complete his Master's Degree in Administration in 2012.

Craig Maciuba is the Division Chief of Personnel and Administration for Palm Harbor Fire Rescue in Florida. He also serves as Commander of the Pinellas County Hazardous Materials Response Team. Broad experience in incident command, initial fire scene operations, and hazardous materials operations informs his many educational and training responsibilities at the fire department and fire academy levels. Mr. Maciuba is an Executive Fire Officer and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety Administration.

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