by John F. “Skip” Coleman, Deputy Chief of Training/EMS/Communications, Toledo (OH) Department of Fire and Rescue
Coleman details how fire departments of any size should deal with second and third alarm, or mutual aid fires. First, he discusses the organization and structure that should be present within any department to handle the bigger fires. Later chapters deal with fighting fires in specific occupancy types. As always; safety, basics, and common sense are stressed. In this hot new title Coleman covers: • Accountability at major fires • Managing the mayday • Resource allocation • Construction features Unlike most texts, Coleman’s scenarios and case studies are applicable to small, medium, and large departments. Company officers, battalion chiefs, and deputy/division chiefs will all benefit from the experience and wisdom found in Managing Major Fires!
Part I • The form of the response • Review of the incident management system • Sectoring large incidents • Resource allocation • The rules of engagement: risk assessment in the fire service • Accountability at major incidents • Managing the mayday Part II • The fireground • Fighting fires in older apartment buildings • Fighting fires in garden apartments • Fighting fires in strip malls • Fighting fires in vacant commercial occupancies • Fighting fires in institutional occupancies • Fighting fires in lumberyards • Fighting fires in enclosed malls • Fighting fires in restaurants • Fighting fires in churches • Fighting fires in nursing homes • Fighting industrial fires • Fighting fires in hotels • Fighting fires in professional buildings