Fund Of Fire Fighting Skills: Skills & Drills Dvd Series

Fund Of Fire Fighting Skills: Skills & Drills Dvd Series

by Jones & Bartlett Learning

Multimedia(DVD - NTSC - 1)



This 8-set DVD series walks you through the skills that you must successfully complete for the fire fighter I & II levels. Capturing real-life scenes, this DVD series will teach students how to successfully perform each skill and offers helpful information, tips, and pointers designed to facilitate progression through practical examinations. This exciting series gives students the chance to witness fire fighters in action and in real time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763725570
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 09/27/2005
Edition description: 1
Product dimensions: 5.45(w) x 0.62(h) x 7.53(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1The History and Orientation of the Fire Service1
Fire Service in the United States2
The History of the Fire Service3
Fire Equipment4
Building Codes6
Paying for Fire Service6
Training and Education6
The Organization of the Fire Service7
Source of Authority7
Basic Principles of Organization7
Chain of Command8
Company Types9
Other Views of Organization10
Roles Within the Department11
General Roles11
Specialized Response Roles11
Regulations, Policies, and Standard Operating Procedures13
Working with Other Organizations13
Roles and Responsibilities of Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II14
Roles and Responsibilities for Fire Fighter I14
Additional Roles and Responsibilities for Fire Fighter II14
Fire Fighter Guidelines15
Wrap Up16
Chapter 2Fire Fighter Qualifications and Safety20
Fire Fighter Qualifications22
Age Requirements22
Education Requirements22
Medical Requirements22
Physical Fitness Requirements22
Emergency Medical Care Requirements23
Fire Fighter Safety23
Causes of Fire Fighter Deaths and Injuries23
Injury Prevention24
Standards and Procedures24
Safety and Health25
Safety During Training26
Safety During Emergency Response26
Safety at Emergency Incidents27
Safety at the Fire Station30
Safety Outside Your Workplace30
Personal Protective Equipment30
Structural Firefighting Ensemble31
Donning Personal Protective Clothing38
Doffing Personal Protective Clothing40
Care of Personal Protective Clothing40
Specialized Protective Clothing40
Respiratory Protection42
Respiratory Hazards of Fires42
Other Toxic Environments44
Conditions that Require Respiratory Protection44
Types of Breathing Apparatus44
SCBA Standards and Regulations45
Uses and Limitations of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus46
Components of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus47
Pathway of Air Through an SCBA49
Skip-Breathing Technique50
Mounting Breathing Apparatus50
Donning Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus50
Donning the Face Piece53
Safety Precautions for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus57
Preparing for Emergency Situations58
Doffing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus58
Putting It All Together: Donning the Entire PPE Ensemble58
SCBA Inspection and Maintenance58
Servicing SCBA Cylinders62
Replacing SCBA Cylinders62
Refilling SCBA Cylinders62
Cleaning and Sanitizing SCBA64
Wrap Up65
Chapter 3Fire Service Communications70
The Communications Center72
Communications Facility Requirements73
Communications Center Equipment74
Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD)74
Voice Recorders and Activity Logs75
Call Response and Dispatch75
Communications Center Operations76
Receiving and Dispatching Emergency Calls76
Call Receipt77
Location Validation77
Call Receipt79
Call Classification and Prioritization80
Unit Selection80
Operational Support and Coordination81
Status Tracking and Deployment Management81
Radio Systems82
Radio Equipment82
Radio Systems83
Using a Radio85
Records and Reporting89
How to Obtain Necessary Information89
Required Coding Procedures89
Consequences of Incomplete and Inaccurate Reports89
Taking Calls: Emergency, Nonemergency, and Personal Calls94
Wrap Up96
Chapter 4Incident Management System100
History of the Incident Management System103
Characteristics of the Incident Management System104
Jurisdictional Authority104
All-Risk and All-Hazard System104
Everyday Applicability104
Unity of Command104
Span of Control104
Modular Organization105
Common Terminology105
Integrated Communications105
Consolidated Incident Action Plans105
Designated Incident Facilities106
Resource Management106
The IMS Organization106
General Staff Functions108
Standard IMS Concepts and Terminology111
Single Resources and Crews111
Location Designators112
Implementing IMS113
Standard Position Titles114
Working within the Incident Management System115
Responsibilities of the First-Arriving Fire Fighters115
Confirmation of Command116
Transfer of Command117
Wrap Up118
Chapter 5Fire Behavior122
Units of Measure124
Fire Triangle and Tetrahedron124
Methods of Extinguishment125
Oxygen and Oxidizing Agents127
Mechanical Energy127
Chemical Chain Reaction127
Chemistry of Combustion128
Products of Combustion129
Smoke Particles129
Heat Transfer130
Characteristics of Liquid Fuel Fires133
Characteristics of Gas Fuel Fires133
Vapor Density133
Flammability Limits133
Boiling-Liquid, Expanding-Vapor Explosion (BLEVE)134
Classes of Fire134
Class A Fires134
Class B Fires134
Class C Fires135
Class D Fires135
Class K Fires135
Phases of Fire135
Ignition Phase135
Growth Phase136
Flashover Phase136
Fully Developed Phase137
Decay Phase137
Characteristics of an Interior Fire137
Room Contents137
Fuel Load and Fire Spread138
Special Considerations in Structure Fires138
Wrap Up141
Chapter 6Building Construction146
Types of Construction Materials149
Other Metals150
Gypsum Board151
Types of Construction153
Type IConstruction: Fire Resistive153
Type IIConstruction: Noncombustible155
Type IIIConstruction: Ordinary155
Type IVConstruction: Heavy Timber157
Type VConstruction: Wood Frame158
Building Components159
Floors and Ceilings160
Doors and Windows165
Interior Finishes and Floor Coverings168
Buildings Under Construction or Demolition168
Wrap Up170
Chapter 7Portable Fire Extinguishers174
Purposes of Fire Extinguishers177
Incipient Fires177
Special Extinguishing Agents177
Classes of Fires178
Class A Fires178
Class B Fires178
Class C Fires178
Class D Fires179
Class K Fires179
Classification of Fire Extinguishers180
Labeling of Fire Extinguishers181
Traditional Lettering System181
Pictograph Labeling System181
Fire Extinguisher Placement182
Classifying Area Hazards182
Determining the Appropriate Class of Fire Extinguisher184
Methods of Fire Extinguishment184
Types of Extinguishing Agents185
Dry Chemical185
Carbon Dioxide186
Wet Chemical187
Halogenated Agents187
Dry Powder188
Fire Extinguisher Design188
Portable Fire Extinguisher Components188
Fire Extinguisher Characteristics190
Water Extinguishers190
Dry Chemical Extinguishers191
Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers192
Class B Foam Extinguishers193
Wet Chemical Extinguishers193
Halogenated-Agent Extinguishers193
Dry Powder Extinguishing Agents193
Use of Fire Extinguishers194
Locating a Fire Extinguisher194
Selecting the Proper Fire Extinguisher194
Transporting a Fire Extinguisher194
Basic Steps of Fire Extinguisher Operation195
Ensure Your Personal Safety195
The Care of Fire Extinguishers: Inspection, Maintenance, Recharging, and Hydrostatic Testing207
Hydrostatic Testing208
Wrap Up209
Chapter 8Fire Fighter Tools and Equipment214
General Considerations216
Conditions of Use/Operating Conditions216
Effective Use216
Rotating Tools217
Pushing/Pulling Tools220
Prying/Spreading Tools221
Striking Tools222
Cutting Tools224
Multiple Function Tools227
Special Use Tools229
Phases of Use229
Forcible Entry229
Interior Firefighting Tools and Equipment230
Overhaul Tools and Equipment232
Tool Staging233
Cleaning and Inspecting Salvage, Overhaul, and Ventilation Equipment and Tools234
Cleaning and Inspecting Hand Tools234
Cleaning and Inspecting Power Tools234
Wrap Up236
Chapter 9Ropes and Knots240
Types of Rope242

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