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'One of the wonder women of our emergency services' Glamour
'Homeless as a teenager, Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has spent the last eighteen years dealing with everything from fires to car crashes and terrorist attacks. Who better to write a book about life-or-death situations?' Guardian
Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has been a firefighter for eighteen years. She decides which of her colleagues rush into a burning building and how they confront the blaze. She makes the call to evacuate if she believes the options have been exhausted or that the situation has escalated beyond hope.
Taking us to the very heart of firefighting, she immerses us in this extraordinary world; from scenes of devastation and crisis, through triumphs of bravery, to the quieter moments when she questions herself. Revealing her own story for the very first time, she recounts her years spent sleeping rough and her passion for a career that allows her to rescue others as she was never rescued herself.
This book is the result of everything she has learnt about how we respond in our most extreme moments.
'An inspirational woman' Good Housekeeping
'[One of] the wonder women of our emergency services' Glamour 'An inspirational woman' Good Housekeeping Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has been a firefighter for eighteen years. She decides which of her colleagues rush into a burning building and how they confront the blaze. She makes the call to evacuate if she believes the options have been exhausted or that the situation has escalated beyond hope. She has managed emergencies that have shocked and moved us all, and made decisions that seem impossible. Taking us to the very heart of firefighting, she reveals the skills that are essential to surviving - and even thriving - in such a fast-paced and emotionally-charged environment. And she immerses us in this extraordinary world; from scenes of devastation and crisis, through triumphs of bravery, to the quieter moments when she questions herself and the decisions made in the most unforgiving circumstances. Ultimately, we are asked to step into her boots. In the face of urgency and uncertainty, would you respond analytically or trust your instincts? How would you decide who lives and who dies? Sabrina's award-winning research into decision-making in the emergency services has transformed policy at a global level. This is her astonishing account of a profession defined by the most difficult decisions imaginable. Honest, eloquent and empowering, here is the truth about how we respond in our most extreme moments.
The inspiring true story of Josephine Reynolds, Britain's first full-time female firefighter. When Josephine Reynolds signed up with the Norfolk Fire Service in July 1982 at just seventeen years old, there was no such thing as a firefighter - only fire men. Set against the slate-grey backdrop of early 1980s Britain, Fire Woman is the story of how a young woman brought up in rural Wales coped in the testosterone-fuelled world of the fire brigade, where even today 96 per cent of all staff are male. In a life packed with incident - where lethal forest fires, escaped zoo animals and unexploded bombs formed a background to the everyday toll of death and disaster - Josephine experienced both triumph and heartbreaking personal tragedy. Fire Woman also provides a unique insight into the camaraderie that comes with risking your life on a daily basis and stands as the inspiring true story of an extraordinary young woman who took on a man's world and won, becoming Britain's first full-time firefighter.
The firefighters responded to every incident during the Troubles, wherever it was located, seeing the best and worst of humanity. The years 1969 to 1994 were particularly difficult for Northern Ireland, and what would become known as 'the Troubles' would test the firefighters of Belfast to their limits. This book provides a record of that time from a firefighter's perspective, combining thorough research and contemporary records with first hand accounts from people who were involved, bringing these significant events to life through the words of the people who lived through them. Full of character and characters, this personal account places on record the dedicated service and invaluable contribution made by firefighters to the people of Belfast when the city needed them most. Firefighters of Belfast is ultimately an uplifting portrait of human courage and resilience during the most difficult of times.
This textbook is packaged with Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks Navigate 2 TestPrep: Fire Investigator, a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. Through a clear, concise presentation, this text will assist fire investigators in conducting complex fire investigations. Written by talented professional fire investigators from the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), this text covers the entire span of the 2014 Edition of NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations and addresses all of the job performance requirements in the 2014 Edition of NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator. This text is the benchmark for conducting safe and systematic investigations. Fire Investigator: Principles and Practice to NFPA 921 and 1033 is also appropriate for use in the Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education's (FESHE) Fire Investigation I and Fire Investigation II model courses.
Designed for use within courses based on the Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Principles of Emergency Services model curriculum, this new Fifth Edition will prepare readers for a career in the fire or emergency services. Introduction to Fire Protection and Emergency Services provides an overview of the fire service, from history and culture to the basics of chemistry and physics, fire protection systems, and strategic and tactical considerations for wildland or structural fires. The Fifth Edition has also been updated to include new or expanded coverage of risk management, Next Generation (NG) 9-1-1, the U.S. Fire Problem from local and federal perspectives, wildfire issues and the impacts of global warming, and much more.
Each new print copy of Firefighting Strategies and Tactics, Enhanced Third Edition also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. Firefighting Strategies and Tactics, Enhanced Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access is the fire service's most complete and comprehensive "strategies and tactics" resource available for fire service professionals. This textbook offers clear, systematic guidance on how to take control of the fireground - even under the most adverse conditions. In addition to residential dwellings, the Enhanced Third Edition covers best practices to safely and effectively manage fires in residential dwellings, commercial buildings, high-rises, places of assembly, vehicles, and in the wild. Firefighting Strategies and Tactics, Enhanced Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access features: Complete coverage of the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Strategies and Tactics model curriculum. New and improved chapter organization, including a new chapter dedicated to Pre-Fire Planning. End-of-chapter case studies that help students apply what they have learned.
This Resource Is Designed To Encourage Critical Thinking And Aid Comprehension Of The Course Material Through Use Of The Following Materials: Case Studies And Corresponding Questions Figure-Labeling Exercises Crossword Puzzles Matching, Fill-In-The-Blank, Short-Answer, And Multiple-Choice Questions The Student Workbook Also Includes An Answer Key That Is Page Referenced To The Fire Officer: Principles And Practice, Second Edition Text.
Before the outbreak of the Troubles, a typical firefighter's year might have included call-outs to chimney fires, the occasional house fire or road accident, and - even more rarely - a large factory or hay shed fire. While a firefighting career was always inherently exciting and risky, for most firefighters moments of high drama were anything but a daily occurrence. Then everything changed, and Northern Ireland's firefighters spent almost every day of the next thirty years racing to the scenes of atrocities, running towards the gravest danger. In this powerful book, men and women who served in the fire service during the Troubles tell their own stories in their own words - the events that have never left them, the victims they have never forgotten, the extraordinary bond between colleagues, the emotional burden and fallout from the job. The stories cover a uniquely challenging period for firefighters - full of exhilaration, fear, bravery and sorrow. What comes across is a universal desire to honour the uniform, to be brave when the need for courage is acute, and to be determined to cover your mate's back - no matter what.
The role of the modern firefighter has evolved beyond purely fighting fires, and the fire service has become one of the rescue services. This fascinating Manual, written by an experienced firefighter, begins with a look at the history of firefighting, and provides details of entry requirements, training, personal equipment, fire and rescue vehicles, incident control and how the rescue services are coordinated, along with case studies of various incidents. The engaging text provides an overview of what it takes to become a firefighter, and how a firefighter works as part of an effective team to tackle various emergencies using specialist equipment. Extensively illustrated with photographs (including step-by-step sequences) and illustrations, this Manual provides a fascinating insight into the modern fire service, for both those interested in pursuing a career in the service, and readers interested in learning more about the role of a fire fighter today.
FIREFIGHTER SAFETY AND SURVIVAL is a must-have resource for all levels and branches of the emergency services. Supported by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), the book introduces the history and principles of the 16 Fire and Life Safety Initiatives safety program, and encourages its adoption. Using data and real scenarios from the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reports, Firefighter Safety and Survival illustrates and analyzes situations in fire service, as well as other high-risk industries, to help readers employ critical safety practices.
This book helps adults to understand firesetting behaviour in children and teens and provides strategies to work with them to address the behaviour. Drawing upon the latest juvenile firesetting research and utilising child development theory to underpin its safety messages, the book explores why young people might set fires in the first place and contextualises firesetting in terms of communication and gaining the attention of carers and other adults. The chapters lay out practical, tried-and-tested steps that professionals and carers can take to address firesetting behaviour, and suggests how to further support any child or teen who sets fires. This includes summaries of the latest evidence-based support strategies and a range of creative activities that can be used in direct work with children and teenagers who set fires, tailored to specific age ranges. Combining expert advice on firesetting behaviour with straightforward practices, this comprehensive book can be used by anyone working with young people to help them intervene and prevent it.
***As seen in the Daily Mail and on ITV London News*** ____________________ The incredible true story of Sherlock, the brave dog with a nose for saving lives. Firefighter Paul Osborne works with the Fire Investigation Dog unit, where he handles Sherlock - an excitable, bright-eyed cocker spaniel. What makes Sherlock different? He's the most talented investigative dog the Fire Brigade has ever produced, capable of identifying extraordinarily subtle traces and scents even after thousand-degree blazes - even when he has to wear special protective boots due to the dangerous environments. Today, Paul and Sherlock fearlessly plunge into the most dramatic fire scenes in London, helping to keep the capital safe around the clock. With remarkable insight into the life of London's most heroic working dog, this inspiring account of the London Fire Brigade's four-legged heroes will delight and amaze. Foreword by Dany Cotton, Commissioner for The London Fire Brigade ____________________ Winners of the Mirror and RSPCA Animal Hero Awards 2017 Written in collaboration with and with full support from the London Fire Brigade
Reading Fire examines the selection of appropriate tactics for the stages of fire development and burning profiles and includes a detailed comparison of techniques, including Tactical Ventilation, Transitional Attack, Water Application and Nozzle Techniques. It also concludes with consideration of the STAR Model of Decision Making and an evaluation of Basic Incident Command Principles. It is simple and easy-to-use, making it an ideal companion for all frontline practitioners, to both improve firefighter safety and to support professional development.
Each new print copy of Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service, Enhanced Fifth Edition also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. For over forty years, Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service has been the fire service's most trusted and comprehensive building construction resource available. Now in its Enhanced Fifth Edition, this bestselling resource continues to honor Frank Brannigan's legacy by instilling his passion for detail and extensive practical experience. His motto, "Know your buildings," impacts every aspect of this text. This Enhanced Fifth Edition now features: Coverage of the National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Building Construction for Fire Protection course objectives. New stand-alone chapter on New, Light, Green (Solar), and Modular Construction. Enhanced emphasis on tactical considerations found throughout the text. Trust Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service, Enhanced Fifth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access to provide straightforward information on different building types and their unique hazards needed to keep fire fighters safe on the job.
Continuing the tradition of excellence in firefighter education, this new, expanded version contains the complete 20 basic chapters, as well as additional chapters including first aid and hazardous materials response to meet all of the requirements for Fire Fighter I and II levels of NFPA 1001 (R) and NFPA 472 (R) and OSHA 1910.120. This overhauled new edition offers a complete support package and includes updated information on 192 skill sheets, knot and rope requirements, the use of essential job tasks related to the medical requirements in NFPA 1582 (R), and more! Begin laying the foundation for your firefighting career now with this expanded version. View a Sample Chapter: http://info.ifsta.org/essentials-6th
This third edition of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer prepares aspiring and current safety officers to meet and exceed the specific job requirements outlined in Chapter 5 of NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, 2015 Edition. This extensively revised third edition includes current information on responding to incidents involving hazardous materials, wildland fire, technical rescue, and other disasters. In addition, this edition provides methods for the development and improvement of existing safety programs. Fire Department Incident Safety Officer is divided into three sections: Preparing the Incident Safety Officer, Front-Loading Your Knowledge and Skills, and The Incident Safety Officer On-Scene. Each section comprises chapters related to each of the three main topics, and in a casual, straightforward manner, thoroughly describes the best practices for the ISO, incorporating the most current data available. The Third Edition features include: A new chapter dedicated to the use of ISOs at training activities and planned, nonemergency events Content that aligns with the new NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications (2015 edition) Updated firefighter rehabilitation strategies Updated content that reflects a complete understanding of the issues and concerns associated with newer and alternative building construction methods, including "green" construction and renewable/alternative electrical power sources Specific ISO concerns associated with fire suppression staffing, deployment, and NFPA 1710/1720 criteria Results from recent fire behavior research projects, conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Underwriters Laboratories Thought-provoking case studies and follow-up questions in each chapter Constructive tips and safety information noted throughout Plus, each new print copy of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, Third Edition also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2.
The Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual, Ninth Edition is the most up-to-date inspection reference manual for those interested in fire protection, fire safety, and life safety inspections. It provides step-by-step guidance through the complete fire inspection process, with special emphasis on life safety considerations. This text identifies dangerous and hazardous conditions that could be encountered in a structure and spells out the chief areas the inspector should be focused on during an inspection. Inspectors should use the Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual, Ninth Edition to identify existing deficiencies, imminently dangerous conditions, or a fault in a procedure or protocol that may result in a fire. Six new chapters have been added to make sure fire inspectors have the knowledge and resources available to effectively conduct all types of fire inspections. These new chapters include: * Chapter 5 Certification and Training for Inspectors * Chapter 6 Green Technologies and the Inspector * Chapter 24 Commissioning Process for Fire Protection Systems * Chapter 25 Accessibility Provisions * Chapter 26 Grass, Brush, and Forest Fire Hazards * Chapter 27 Tunnels More than three hundred codes and standards form the basis for the criteria, recommendations, and requirements that are found throughout the text. Early chapters provide important background information, while the second half presents inspection guidelines for specific fire protection systems and occupancies that are based on the Life Safety Code (R). This text is packaged with an access code that provides free access to easy-to-follow checklists to help you remember and record every important detail. Whether you're just starting your career as a fire inspector or ready to brush up on the basics, the Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual, Ninth Edition has the reliable inspection advice you need.
Each new print copy of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. The Complete Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II Training Solution The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you the third edition of Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, the next step in the evolution of Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II training. With superior teaching and learning tools, the first and second editions of Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills set a new benchmark in fire fighter training. Now the NFPA, IAFC, and Jones & Bartlett Learning are proud to raise the bar for the fire service again. Comprehensive Content The third edition covers the entire spectrum of the 2013 Edition of NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, as well as the requirements for Operations level responders in the 2013 Edition of NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. From fire suppression to hazardous materials to emergency medical care, this one volume covers all of Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II training requirements. Tools for Success * Skill drills leave the confines of the printed page. See skills performed in real-time by swiping QR Codes with your smart phone or tablet. * Quickly identify Fire Fighter II content and skill drills through clear visual roadmaps. * Rapidly access content through clear and concise Knowledge and Skill Objectives with page references, as well as NFPA 1001 and 472 correlations. * Encourage critical thinking skills. Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II case studies offer students a genuine context for applying the knowledge presented in the chapter. Dynamic Technology Solutions World-class content joins instructionally sound design in a user-friendly online interface to give both educators and students a truly interactive and engaging learning experience with: * Web Tools, including an Audio Book * Learning Management System * eBook * Interactive Lectures * TestPrep
All fire fighters need the safe and controlled "real life" training offered through live fire exercises in order to be fully prepared for the hazards of the fireground. Live Fire Training: Principles and Practice to NFPA 1403, Second Edition provides a definitive guide on how to ensure safe and realistic live fire training for both students and instructors. Updated to address all the requirements for NFPA 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions, 2018 Edition, this essential resource covers everything from Fire Fighter Physiology, Critical Incident Planning to Gas-Fired, Non-Gas-Fired Structures to Non-Structural Props.
Firefighting is combat and should be viewed as a warrior's calling.
Firefighters put themselves in harm's way to protect others, a
selflessness rooted in the same noble drive as the military
warriors who defend our nation. This book about combat is meant to
be a guide for those who seek to follow a warrior's path, the path
of the fire service warrior.
In the struggle over affirmative action, no employment setting has seen more friction than urban fire departments. Thirty years of legal and political efforts have opened the doors of this historically white male preserve, but men of color have yet to consolidate their gains, and women's progress has been even more tenuous. In this unique and compelling account of affirmative action at the "street level", Carol Chetkovich explores the ways in which this program has succeeded and failed.
Chetkovich follows the men and women of the Oakland Fire
Department Class 1-91 through their academy training and
eighteen-month probation. In vivid and sometimes surprising
narratives, newcomers tell of their first battle with a
full-fledged fire, their reactions to hazing rituals, and their
relationships with veterans and fellow trainees. Real Heat explores
how the process of becoming a firefighter interacts with the
dimensions of race and gender to support some and discourage
others. The book examines the implications of these interactions
for public policy and social justice.
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