Fundamentals of Fire and Emergency Services, 3rd edition

  • Jason B. Loyd, 
  • James D. Richardson

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Fundamentals of Fire and Emergency Services offers a comprehensive look at firefighting, through the ages. It introduces you to the firefighting profession, while giving career firefighters a resource for continued learning. Instead of being a "how to" text, it offers a broad overview of modern fire service: its history, fire dynamics and prevention, and career pursuits and education. Each chapter follows the FESHE curriculum and emphasizes critical thinking.

The 3rd Edition discusses new technologies, new factors in fire dynamics, and the roles and responsibilities of additional functions of the fire service. Metric conversions have been added throughout chapters to extend the reach and applications of the text.

Published by Pearson (September 15th 2020) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780135584149

Subject: Emergency Services (BRADY)

Category: Fire Science


Brief Table of Contents

  1. History of the Fire Service
  2. Fire and Emergency Services Career Opportunities
  3. The Selection Process
  4. Training and Higher Education
  5. Fire Department Resources
  6. Fire Dynamics
  7. Building Construction
  8. Fire Prevention Codes and Ordinances
  9. Fire Protection Systems
  10. Organizational Structure and Emergency Incident Management Systems
  11. Preincident Planning, Fire Strategy, and Tactics
  12. Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Management


  1. On Scene Suggested Answers
  2. Answers to Review Questions
  3. Stop and Think Suggested Answers
  4. Expand Your Learning Activities


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