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IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting 6th Edition

IFSTA’s Essentials of Fire Fighting has been THE source for training safe and successful firefighters since the publication of the 1st edition in 1977. Generations of firefighters have built their fire and emergency responder careers based on the knowledge and skills honed with Essentials of Fire Fighting as their companion for basic skills and information for 35 years. Essentials is the standard of practice for fire fighting knowledge and skills in North America and beyond.

The 6th edition is completely revised for today’s firefighters and begins the next 35 years of excellence for the manual and for the firefighters who use it. The 6th edition contains all the information and skills needed to meet the requirements for NFPA® 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 2013 Edition. This manual includes: all new learning objectives, key terms noted in boxes in the margins of each chapter, case histories, and all new review questions in each chapter designed to enhance a student’s understanding. The content is presented in a single column format proven most effective for reading comprehension for adult learners. Warnings, Cautions, and Safety Alerts emphasize safety at all times for new firefighters mastering basic skills. Skill sheets show safe methods for performing each firefighter skill. Each chapter clearly delineates Fire Fighter I knowledge and skills from Fire Fighter II addressing each in separate sections of the chapters. Photographs are enhanced with graphics, all illustrations are new and improved there are additional tables to make content more relevant for visual learners. Appendix A is a correlation matrix for all NFPA® 1001 JPR’s referenced to page numbers for each knowledge and skill requirement.

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IFSTA Hazardous Materials for First Responders 4th Edition Text

The 4th edition of Hazardous Materials for First Responders is written for emergency first responders who are mandated by law and/or called upon by necessity to prepare for and respond to hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents. It serves as a primary text for personnel seeking to meet the requirements of NFPA® 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents (2008 edition) for Awareness-Level, Operations-Level, and Mission-Specific competencies.

The purpose of this book is to provide first responders with the information they need to take appropriate initial actions at WMD incidents and hazardous materials spills or releases. Its scope is limited to giving detailed information about initial operations. Learning objectives are provided at the beginning of each chapter to assist the reader in focusing on the appropriate topic and knowledge and review questions are located at the end of each chapter. Skill sheets are provided at the end of many chapters to provide step-by-step instructions on how to perform crucial skills and activities.

The book is divided into three parts designed to meet the competencies of NFPA® 472. The first three chapters address Awareness-Level competencies. The next four chapters address Operations core competencies. The last seven chapters address Mission-Specific competencies.

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IFSTA Hazardous Materials Technician

This new IFSTA manual is the only book available that directly addresses all competencies for Hazardous Materials Technician according to NFPA® 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, 2013 Edition. It also meets Technician Level requirements in OSHA Title 29 CFR 1910.120 (HAZWOPER). The eBook and print format are available. Buy the eBook bundle for the best value.

All knowledge and skills responders must know, from incident analysis to termination is covered in depth. This includes haz mat chemistry; container identification, construction features and leak points; as well as product control and decontamination operations. Each chapter begins with a list of specific learning objectives and the correlating competency numbers in NFPA® 472. Competency numbers are indexed in Appendix A so students and instructors can identify the exact places in the text to locate the applicable content.

The first edition of Hazardous Materials Technician builds on Hazardous Materials for First Responders, 4th Edition, taking training to the next certification level. The first manual addresses training for Awareness and Operations response at hazardous materials incidents. This new manual is designed to prepare emergency responders to conduct advanced, offensive operations.

Case Histories open each chapter to illustrate important lessons learned in the real world. Pictures, tables, and graphics help students master important concepts. Each page is presented in easy-to-read single-column format. Key terms and definitions are highlighted, and Caution and Warning boxes pull out critical safety information. Skill Sheets at the end of each chapter provide step-by-step instructions for every competency.

The curriculum contains all components for a successful course, and all of these instructor resources are customizable.

Instructors who teach with Hazardous Materials Technician also have access to the ResourceOne Classroom, the IFSTA learning management system provided at no cost to instructors. Plan, manage and deliver a Haz Mat Tech course using ResourceOne. IFSTA provides one on one instructor support for the flexible and user friendly ResourceOne.

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IFSTA Pumping Apparatus Driver / Operator Handbook 3rd Edition

The new editions of these bestselling IFSTA fire apparatus driver/operator training materials mark a new approach to training driver/operators. Previously, IFSTA published two separate manuals with student and instructor support materials: Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook. Fire departments with both types of apparatus needed two manuals, two curriculum and driver/operator trainees needed two exam preps to study for tests.

The release of the 3rd edition of these manuals streamlines the IFSTA training resources. The Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition covers pumping apparatus only, the second book in the pair, Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition contains the same 15 chapters as the pumping apparatus textbook, plus an additional 5 chapters relevant to aerial apparatus. Personnel on departments that operate both types of apparatus now only need one manual and one curriculum for training. Students only need one exam prep to prepare for testing. If a fire department does not use aerial apparatus, they use the Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition and omit the aerial sections of the curriculum and exam prep which include all 20 chapters.

Chapters 2 and 3 are especially beneficial for all driver/operators: Inspection and Maintenance and Safety and Operating Emergency Vehicles.

Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd edition

  • Skill Sheets now included in the manual
  • Key Terms added
  • The new Fire Apparatus Manufacturer’s Association (FAMA) standardized safety signs for fire apparatus are highlighted
  • Hydraulic calculations presented in a logical sequence making teaching and learning easier
  • Customary and metric calculations in one chapter
  • NEW case histories introduce each chapter
  • NFPA® 1002 JPR Correlation Matrix
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