Collapse Operations for First Responders

Author: John O'Connell
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 1593702639
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Collapse Operations for First Responders discusses in detail the common warning signs of structural collapse and what to do when they are encountered, providing a practical, hands-on approach to operating safely and effectively in collapse rescue situations.

Discussion is chiefly directed toward one of the most common types of structures around the country, wood and brick-and-joist (ordinary-constructed) buildings, known as URM (unreinforced masonry) construction.

Various types of shoring and cribbing techniques vital to collapse rescue operations, as well as void size-up, safety at collapse operations, tools used in voids, and void procedures are explored.

Collapse Operations for First Responders is a must-have resource for firefighters, officers, chiefs, and technical rescue response personnel.


Emergency Rescue Shoring Techniques

Author: John P. O'Connell
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 0912212594
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This book includes a glossary and covers the basic terminology and instructions for shoring, as well as an appendix covering the tools your shoring team will need."--Jacket.

Fundamentals of Technical Rescue

Author: Iafc
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 144966816X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Learn essential technical rescue know-how with Fundamentals of Technical Rescue! Beginning with an introduction to technical rescue and progressing through discussions of tools and equipment, incident management, and conducting search operations, this text will introduce students to all aspects of the rescue process and the various environments in which they may be carried out. Fundamentals of Technical Rescue presents in-depth coverage of structural collapse, confined space and trench rescue, vehicle rescue, and water and wilderness rescue to allow students to approach any rescue situation confidently. Fundamentals of Technical Rescue includes coverage of both the awareness level requirements found in the 2009 Edition of NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents and Level I requirements found in the 2008 Edition of NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications.

Structural Firefighting

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Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449642403
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Safe and effective structural firefighting requires a complex thought process. It is not a simple matter of how to. Decisions depend on many factors, from the type of building, to the likelihood of occupancy, to the water supply. The third edition of Structural Firefighting: Strategy and Tactics leads readers through all phases of planning, evaluation and implementation to enable them to effectively manage structure fire incidents safe and effective manner, regardless of size or complexity. The third edition has been revised to thoroughly cover the practical applications and limitations of the latest research from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)."

Technical Rescue Operations Volume II

Author: Larry Collins
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 1593700202
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Technical Rescue Operations, Volume II: Common Emergencies is the second in a three-volume series by Larry Collins. Volume II covers responding to, managing, and conducting rescues in the “daily” setting of fire/rescue agencies. This includes the kind of technical rescues that confront firefighters and rescuers on practically a daily basis. This volume also explains how to handle more complex and large-scale rescue operations that challenge responders to apply solid rescue principals for longer periods of time, with the assistance required of additional resources and under more strict command and control because of the scope of the incident, its newsworthiness, crowds of people arriving on the scene, and getting the immediate attention of local or regional elected officials. Features & Benefits: Learn from the author's repeated “once in a career” incidents that are commonplace for busy fire/rescue units such as the L.A. County Fire Department's USAR task force/USAR Company Maximize the base of knowledge developed by leading international rescuers and fire/rescue agencies, taught by a current practitioner assigned as an officer of one of the most experienced and battle-hardened fire department rescue units in the nation Contains “best practices” from fire/rescue agencies from around the world, showing how technical rescues and disasters can be managed better, faster, and safer Technical Rescue Operations, Volume II: Common Emergencies is the second in a three-volume series by Larry Collins. Volume II covers responding to, managing, and conducting rescues in the “daily” setting of fire/rescue agencies. This includes the kind of technical rescues that confront firefighters and rescuers on practically a daily basis. This volume also explains how to handle more complex and large-scale rescue operations that challenge responders to apply solid rescue principals for longer periods of time, with the assistance required of additional resources and under more strict command and control because of the scope of the incident, its newsworthiness, crowds of people arriving on the scene, and getting the immediate attention of local or regional elected officials. Features & Benefits: Learn from the author's repeated “once in a career” incidents that are commonplace for busy fire/rescue units such as the L.A. County Fire Department's USAR task force/USAR Company Maximize the base of knowledge developed by leading international rescuers and fire/rescue agencies, taught by a current practitioner assigned as an officer of one of the most experienced and battle-hardened fire department rescue units in the nation Contains “best practices” from fire/rescue agencies from around the world, showing how technical rescues and disasters can be managed better, faster, and safer

Protecting Emergency Responders

Author: Henry H. Willis
Publisher: Rand Corp
ISBN: 9780833039071
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This report presents a summary of a December 2001 working conference, sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Attending were emergency workers who responded to the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the anthrax incidents that occurred during autumn 2001. The report addresses the equipment, training and information required to protect emergency responders as they meet the challenge of protecting their communities.

Elevator and Escalator Rescue

Author: Theodore Lee Jarboe
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 1593700768
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Written by firefighters for firefighters, Elevator and Escalator Rescue: A Comprehensive Guidecontains important information for technical rescue members, training officers, and fire company members alike. This engaging and assessable book details the risks involved in elevator and escalator rescues and how to face them successfully.