IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 6th edition

Essentials of Fire Fighting, 6/e



IFSTA’s Essentials of Fire Fighting, 6th Edition is the premiere resource for firefighter training. The completely revised text meets the NFPA® 1001, 2013 Edition JPRs. Essentials of Fire Fighting, 6th Edition is the most engaging and advanced text available for Firefighter I and II training.

Building on IFSTA’s nearly 80 years of excellence, Essentials again sets the standard with:

  • Content Separation – Firefighter I and II content is clearly identified and separated in each chapter for ease of teaching and learning.
  • Research-Driven Content – Updates to content, skills and tactics reflect the most current research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and others.
  • Student-Focused Design – High quality photos and illustrations emphasize the chapter content.
  • Engaging graphics reinforce the sequence of each skill to ensure mastery is achieved safely. Key terms are clearly identified in the margins for ease of use and comprehension.


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Chapters: Chapter 1: Orientation and Fire Service History Chapter 2: Firefighter Safety and Health Chapter 3: Fire Department Communications Chapter 4: Building Construction Chapter 5: Fire Behavior Chapter 6: Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment Chapter 7: Portable Fire Extinguishers Chapter 8: Ropes, Webbing, and Knots Chapter 9: Structural Search, Victim Removal, and Firefighter Survival Chapter 10: Scene Lighting, Rescue Tools, Vehicle Extrication and Technical Rescue Chapter 11: Forcible Entry Chapter 12: Ground Ladders Chapter 13: Tactical Ventilation Chapter 14: Water Supply Chapter 15: Fire Hose Chapter 16: Fire Stream Chapter 17: Fire Control Chapter 18: Loss Control Chapter 19: Fire Origin and Cause Chapter 20: Fire Protection Systems Chapter 21: Fire and Life Safety Initiatives
SpecificationsIFSTA, 2013
8 1/2" x 11" softcover
1,400 pages, hundreds of photos & illustrations
ISBN: 978-0-87939-509-4

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