Structural Firefighting: Strategy and Tactics by NFPA [PDF]

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) as well as: • Discussion of actual, recent fire incidents and what can be learned from them • Updated statistical information and coverage of the latest applicable standards • Use of real-world examples to reinforce chapter concepts • Student exercises based on practical and real scenarios By applying the principles described in this text, even the most experienced incident commander will be able to utilize his or her knowledge more effectively at the scene.