Formerly titled Truck Company Fireground Operations.
Fire department ladder companies face many challenges. Ladder company personnel are an integral part of fire fighting operations at the fireground, and this book emphasizes the point that fire fighters performing ladder company tasks must be properly trained, possess the proper equipment, and be adequately staffed.
Ladder Company Fireground Operations, Third Edition covers the basic objectives of ladder company work including the assignments of conducting a primary search, rescuing victims, forcing entry, and conducting proper ventilation techniques. This book also emphasizes other areas of importance including pre-incident planning, using standard operating guidelines (SOPs), and working within an Incident Management System (IMS).
The Third Edition includes coverage of the most recent editions of:
NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems
NFPA 1142, Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting
NFPA 1500, Standard for Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health
NFPA 1620, Recommended Practice for Pre-Incident Planning
NFPA 1961, Standard on Fire Hose
NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus