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Fire Officer Principles And Practice, 2nd Edition

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you the Second Edition of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, a modern integrated teaching and learning system for the Fire Officer I and II levels. Fire officers need to know how to make the transition from fire fighter to leader. Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, Second Edition is designed to help fire fighters make a smooth transition to fire officer. Covering the entire scope of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2009 Edition, Fire Officer combines current content with dynamic features and interactive technology to better support instructors and help prepare future fire officers for any situation that may arise. Safety is Principle! The Second Edition features a laser-like focus on fire fighter safety.

Reducing fire fighter injuries and deaths requires the dedicated efforts of every fire fighter, fire officer, fire department, and the entire fire community working together. It is with this goal in mind that we have integrated the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives developed by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation into the text.

Likewise, in each of the chapters, actual National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System cases are discussed to drive home safety and the lessons learned from those incidents. Some of the guiding principles added to the new edition include: •Description of the “Everybody Goes Home” and the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System, including over a dozen company officer near-miss examples throughout the text. •Description of the IAFC/IAFF Firefighter Safety and Deployment Study. •The latest fire fighter death and injury issues as reported by the NFPA® National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, IAFC, and IAFF, including results of a thirty-year retrospective study. •Changes in fire-ground accountability and rapid intervention practices. •Results of National Institute of Standards and Technology research on wind-driven fires, thermal imaging cameras, and fire dynamics as related to fire fighter survival. •The latest developments in crew resource management. The Second Edition also reflects the latest developments in: •Building a personal development plan through education, training, self-development, and experience, including a description of the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) program. •The impact of blogs, video sharing, and social networks. •How to budget for a grant. •Changes in the National Response Framework and National Incident Management System. Additional items related to fire fighter safety and health are included.

Mainly I’ll focus on the difference between the Kindle edition and the paper book. All of the material appears to be the same – however, there were a few occasions where changing pages caused the eBook to skip some material. It was there when I went back to search for it, but just going page to page, it was missed.
Also, the layout of the paper book is a textbook with small side-notes and such placed within the text. The placement of these sections in the eBook didn’t always make sense, or broke up a section of text with an unrelated side-note.

The content was all there, but I would say the eBook would benefit from an edit to improve continuity and flow.
On the plus side, as in most eBooks, the ability to look up words, make bookmarks, highlight, etc is there and editable, making the electronic form much more useful and usable than a paper book.
I now usually obtain electronic copies of books rather than paper, when available. This is another case where, for me, it was the right choice.

This is a very well-organized and well-written text perfect for any firefighter looking to gain the knowledge necessary to begin their professional advancement. Like the IAFC Firefighting skills text, I believe you will find this text to be a better alternative to the IFSTA books we’ve all used for so long.

This will allow me to travel and study the material with a format much more user friendly. I will recommend this to others.

This book was a great guide for using during my fire officer 1/2 combo class. I definitely will find it of great use when reviewing the materials covered in class.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 394 pages
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2 edition (August 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449601626
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449601621
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 8.3 x 10.6 inches

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