Essentials of Firefighting

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#36922 Essentials of Firefighting, 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.

Chapter List:

Chapter 1: Orientation and Fire Service History Chapter 13: Tactical Ventilation
Chapter 2: Firefighter Safety and Health Chapter 14: Water Supply
Chapter 3: Fire Department Communications Chapter 15: Fire Hose
Chapter 4: Building Construction Chapter 16: Fire Stream
Chapter 5: Fire Behavior Chapter 17: Fire Control
Chapter 6: Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment Chapter 18: Loss Control
Chapter 7: Portable Fire Extinguishers Chapter 19: Fire Origin and Cause
Chapter 8: Ropes, Webbing, and Knots Chapter 20: Fire Protection Systems
Chapter 9: Structural Search, Victim Removal, and Firefighter Survival Chapter 21: Fire and Life Safety Initiatives
Chapter 10: Scene Lighting, Rescue Tools, Vehicle Extrication and Technical Rescue * Chapter 22: Emergency Medical Care for Fire Department First Responders
Chapter 11: Forcible Entry * Chapter 23: Hazards, Behavior, and Identification of Hazardous Materials/WMD
Chapter 12: Ground Ladders * Chapter 24: Mitigating Hazardous Materials/WMD

 

* Chapters 22-24 are only available in the expanded version, Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th Edition

$65.25


#75062 Essentials of Firefighting, 6th Edition - eBook

Includes Fire Department Operations chapters

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IFSTA eBooks include features to enhance learning:

  • Downloadable for use while offline.
  • Fully searchable text.
  • Accessible from up to 2 computers and 2 mobile devices.
  • Bookmarked Table of Contents allows quick access to the content.
  • Print-fidelity ensures compatibility with the print version, and student support products.
  • Notes, highlights, and bookmarks are stored in the cloud for access on multiple devices.
  • Copy and print up to 20% of an IFSTA eBook.

$61.63


#36923 Essentials of Firefighting, 6th Edition - Exam Prep

The Exam Prep is designed to be used as a self-study tool for students to prepare for comprehensive exams such as end of course tests or the written portion of certification exams. The Exam Prep content is arranged by Firefighter I and Firefighter II. All items are multiple choice to provide the user plenty of opportunity to practice the way they will be assessed. The answers for each question are in the back of the Exam Prep. This popular student product includes 1,497 questions divided among all 24 chapters of Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations. Each question includes the page reference where the correct answer is located in the Essentials manual so the user can find the topic in the chapter. Exam Prep is divided and color coded according to certification level: Firefighter I (yellow) and Firefighter II (red). The Exam Prep was formerly referred to as the Self-Study Guide.

$34.00


#36931 Essentials of Firefighting, 6th Edition and Exam Prep Package

  • Essentials of Fire Fighting, (6th Edition)
  • Exam Prep (Print)

$95.85


#36926 Essentials of Firefighting, 6th Edition - USB Exam Prep

This interactive, digital version of the print Exam Prep is designed as a self-study tool to allow students to review content on a chapter-by-chapter basis with the intent to prepare for comprehensive assessments like certification or promotional exams. However, it is much more than a replica of the print version. The Exam Prep Flash Drive is a Windows based application that includes the same 1,497 questions in the print version. The questions are divided both by firefighter level and chapter. The flash drive allows the user to select all the questions for a particular chapter or to select a subset of questions based upon a page range that the user selects. If a subset is selected, the user can then limit the questions to a particular part of a chapter. The questions are automatically graded, and the program tracks correct and incorrect responses for the user. Each question includes the page reference where the correct answer is located in Essentials. After completing a section of questions in the Exam Prep, all incorrect responses are displayed so that the user can print a fully referenced custom study plan based upon areas in which they missed questions. The Exam Prep Flash Drive was formerly referred to as the Self-Study Guide Flash Drive.

Requires a Microsoft®-supported version of Windows® and the Adobe® Flash® Player, which is available as a free download.

$34.00


#36932 Essentials of Firefighting, 6th Edition and USB Exam Prep Package

  • Essentials of Fire Fighting (6th edition)
  • Exam Prep (Interactive)

$95.85


#36925 Essentials of Firefighting, 6th Edition - Workbook

Note: The Course Workbook answer key is provided in the Essentials Curriculum.

The Course Workbook is designed for the student to review material by chapter to enrich face-to-face classroom instruction. It includes a total of 2,299 questions for all 24 chapters of Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations. It is ideal for homework assignments before classroom lessons or reinforcement or review after classroom learning. Question types include true/false, fill-in-the-blank, picture identification, matching, multiple choice, short answer, scenarios, and key term crossword puzzles. Each question includes the page reference where the correct answer is located in the Essentials manual so the user can find the topic in the chapter. The Course Workbook is divided and color coded according to certification level: Firefighter I (yellow) and Firefighter II (red).

$37.00


#36930 Essentials of Firefighting, 6th Edition and Workbook Package

  • Essentials of Fire Fighting (6th Edition)
  • Course Workbook

$98.00


36927 Essentials of Firefighting, 6th Edition - Skills Handbook

The Skill Sheet Handbook is a sturdy, wire-bound handbook of all 192 firefighter skills found in the Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations and the Skill Evaluation Checklists found in the curriculum. These skill sheets provide more detail and are more heavily illustrated than those at the end of each chapter. The Skill Sheet Handbook is designed to be used outdoors in the demanding firefighter training environment withstanding water and repeated use. It lays flat for easy reference while students practice skills. This rugged tool is intended to serve as a quick reference for students as well as a valuable instructor resource when preparing students for the skill portion of end of course and firefighter certification exams.

$35.00


#36928 Essentials of Firefighting, 6th Edition - Skills DVD

IFSTA’s Skills Video Series demonstrates and reinforces all of the Fire Fighter I and II skills presented in Essentials of Fire Fighting, 6th edition and Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th edition. 192 video clips follow the skill sheet instructions provided in the Essentials of Fire Fighting Skill Sheet Handbook.

The video and animated illustrations address the requirements of NFPA® 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications (2013), and the required training objectives of countless fire departments and state/provincial training agencies, as well as the certification requirements of accredited firefighter certification entities. They are perfect as classroom teaching aids or as for hands-on practice sessions.

$695.00


#36924 Essentials of Firefighting, 6th Edition - USB Curriculum

The Essentials Curriculum builds upon the excellence that the Essentials instructional materials have provided since the 1st Edition. Instructors know they can count on IFSTA to provide accurate, customizable, and complete curriculum. In addition, they have come to expect that IFSTA curriculum is up-to-date and will meet their training needs and those of their organizations. The Essentials Curriculum for the 6th Edition meets and surpasses these customer expectations. The curriculum has an all new design based on current research that provides for the most effective instructional design for adult training classrooms. This new design also incorporates the requirements of NFPA® 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications. As a result, instructors can be confident that using the Essentials Curriculum helps them to meet their professional requirements as well. All the tools an instructor needs to deliver a course with successful outcomes for today’s firefighters are provided in this comprehensive package.

The Essentials Curriculum includes all classroom and assessment materials to teach a Firefighter I and/or Firefighter II course. Instructors can easily teach a Firefighter I course, a Firefighter II course, or a combination course. The curriculum covers all 24 chapters of the Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th Edition. The components are designed for use in both a traditional face-to-face and hybrid classroom environment. The following components are available on Flash Drive, CD-ROM, and ResourceOne.

  • Compatible Operating Systems
  • Windows XP or newer
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer
  • The interactive PowerPoint® slides will not work on a Mac computer. This is a known issue with the Mac version of PowerPoint®.

$399.00


#36929 Essentials of Firefighting, 6th Edition - Instructor Resource Kit

IFSTA now offers high-quality teaching materials in all-inclusive kits and the ability to easily customize the curriculum at any time - all at an affordable price. This Instructor Resource Kit provides easy storage and all the instructional materials needed throughout a course based on Essentials of Firefighting, 6th Edition. The IRK allows instructors to store all materials together in one easy location, and is designed to be useful for transporting the materials to locations out in the field.

The IRK includes:

  • Essentials of Firefighting, 6th Edition manual (Print)
  • USB Flash Drive that includes Customizable Curriculum (with PowerPoint Presentations) and Clip art
  • Exam Prep (Print)

$465.00


#36935 Essentials of Firefighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th Edition - BRADY

IFSTA – the industry leading publisher of fire service training materials is in partnership with Brady, the leading publisher of EMS training materials. The powerful result of this partnership is Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th Edition. This version includes all 21 chapters of Essentials of Fire Fighting, 6th Edition and adds three chapters written and validated to meet the emergency medical and hazardous materials requirements of NFPA&reg 1001, 2013 Edition. Chapter 22 specifically addresses the Firefighter I and Firefighter II knowledge and skills requirements for the emergency medical care competencies identified in NFPA&reg 1001, 2013 Edition Chapter 4. Chapters 23 and 24 meet the First Responder Awareness and Operations Levels for Responders according to NFPA&reg 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, 2012 Edition and OSHA 1910.120. The chapters also provide validated content to meet Section 6.6, Mission-Specific Competencies: Product Control, of NFPA&reg 472. The hazardous materials information is adapted from the IFSTA Hazardous Materials for First Responders, 4th Edition.

$95.00


#75062 Essentials of Firefighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th Edition - BRADY - eBook

IFSTA full featured eBooks meet the needs of the fire and emergency responder who is fully connected and immersed in the capability of mobile devices to communicate, socialize, and learn.

IFSTA eBooks include features to enhance learning:

  • Downloadable for use while offline.
  • Fully searchable text.
  • Accessible from up to 2 computers and 2 mobile devices.
  • Bookmarked Table of Contents allows quick access to the content.
  • Print-fidelity ensures compatibility with the print version, and student support products.
  • Notes, highlights, and bookmarks are stored in the cloud for access on multiple devices.
  • Copy and print up to 20% of an IFSTA eBook.

$61.63


#36937 Essentials of Firefighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th Edition and Student Workbook Package - BRADY

  • Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations (6th Edition)
  • Course Workbook

$129.30


#36938 Essentials of Firefighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th Edition and Exam Prep Package - BRADY

  • Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations, (6th Edition)
  • Exam Prep (Print)

$126.60


#36939 Essentials of Firefighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th Edition and USB Exam Prep Package - BRADY

  • Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations, (6th edition)
  • Exam Prep (Interactive)

$126.60