Fireground Size-up 2nd edition Ebook

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Learn how fireground size-up can make your operations efficient, effective, and safe.

Fire officers have many decisions to make when they approach a scene—decisions that could mean the difference between life and death. Pre-incident information combined with your on-scene size-up give the fire officer the advantage of knowing what to expect when arriving and operating at a fire scene. In this definitive guide to fireground size-up, author Michael A. Terpak gives fire fighters an in-depth and expanded review of 15 size-up points to help them make decisions that are efficient, effective, and safe.

In each different type of building referenced, Terpak covers the following points:

-Construction concerns
-Occupancy
-Apparatus and staffing
-Life hazard
-Terrain
-Water supply
-Auxiliary appliances and aides
-Street conditions
-Weather
-Exposures
-Area
-Location and extent of fire
-Time
-Height
-Special considerations

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