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by Michael A. Terpak, Deputy Chief of the 2nd Battalion, Jersey City (NJ)

"Chief Terpak has taken size-up to a new level. His approach is both in-depth and usable in the real world. Fireground Size-Up is a must in every fire officer's personal library." ŒëŒ‹—From Lt. Michael West, South Metro (CO) Fire Rescue

This book is designed to give the reader an in-depth review of 15 recognized size-up points for the different occupancies listed. In each different type of building referenced, the author covers the following: 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, and special considerations.

This book is of interest to firefighters and fire officers studying for promotional exams, current fire officers who wish to study proven information about a particular type of building and its concerns, and college and fire academies who deliver courses related to fire officer training and education.


  • ŒëŒÇ Comprehensive guide to proven size-up points
  • ŒëŒÇ Proven experience to make the fireground safer and more efficient
  • ŒëŒÇ Discussion questions included with each chapter


  • ŒëŒÇ The Fifteen Points of Size-Up
  • ŒëŒÇ Private Dwellings
  • ŒëŒÇ Multiple Dwellings
  • ŒëŒÇ Taxpayers/Strip Malls and Stores
  • ŒëŒÇ Garden Apartments and Townhouses
  • ŒëŒÇ Row Frames and Brownstones
  • ŒëŒÇ Churches
  • ŒëŒÇ Factories, Lofts, and Warehouses
  • ŒëŒÇ High-Rises
  • ŒëŒÇ Vacant Buildings

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406 pages/Softcover/2002
ISBN10 0-912212-99-3

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Weight 1.9 lbs