Fireground Size-Up, Second Edition

Fireground Size-Up, 2nd Edition


Michael A Terpak

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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SpecificationsFire Engineering, 2019
8 1/2" x 11" hardcover
360 pages
ISBN: 9781593704858

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