The role of the modern firefighter has evolved beyond purely fighting fires, and the fire service has become one of the rescue services. This fascinating Manual, written by an experienced firefighter, begins with a look at the history of firefighting, and provides details of entry requirements, training, personal equipment, fire and rescue vehicles, incident control and how the rescue services are coordinated, along with case studies of various incidents. The engaging text provides an overview of what it takes to become a firefighter, and how a firefighter works as part of an effective team to tackle various emergencies using specialist equipment. Extensively illustrated with photographs (including step-by-step sequences) and illustrations, this Manual provides a fascinating insight into the modern fire service, for both those interested in pursuing a career in the service, and readers interested in learning more about the role of a fire fighter today.
|Dimensions||210 × 270 mm|
Phil Martin worked in the UK Fire and Rescue Service for 34 years, and has wide-ranging experience, including a period as Chief Fire Officer for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service. Phil is a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers and has worked with US fire and rescue services. He is currently Editor for UK Fire magazine.