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by John F. "í__Œë_Skip"í__Œëí¬ Coleman, Assistant Chief (Ret.), Toledo (OH) Department of Fire and Rescue

Coleman details how fire departments of any size should deal with second and third alarm, or mutual aid fires. First, he discusses the organization and structure that should be present within any department to handle the bigger fires. Later chapters deal with fighting fires in specific occupancy types. As always; safety, basics, and common sense are stressed.

In this book, Chief Coleman covers: í__ŒëŒ‰

  • Accountability at major fires í__ŒëŒ‰
  • Managing the mayday í__ŒëŒ‰
  • Resource allocation í__ŒëŒ‰
  • Construction features

Unlike most texts, Coleman'í__í_íšs scenarios and case studies are applicable to small, medium, and large departments. Company officers, battalion chiefs, and deputy/division chiefs will all benefit from the experience and wisdom found inManaging Major Fires!


  • Part I í__ŒëŒ‰
    • The form of the response í__ŒëŒ‰
    • Review of the incident management system í__ŒëŒ‰
    • Sectoring large incidents í__ŒëŒ‰
    • Resource allocation í__ŒëŒ‰
    • The rules of engagement: risk assessment in the fire service í__ŒëŒ‰
    • Accountability at major incidents í__ŒëŒ‰
    • Managing the mayday
  • Part II í__ŒëŒ‰
    • The fireground í__ŒëŒ‰
    • Fighting fires in older apartment buildings í__ŒëŒ‰
    • Fighting fires in garden apartments í__ŒëŒ‰
    • Fighting fires in strip malls í__ŒëŒ‰
    • Fighting fires in vacant commercial occupancies í__ŒëŒ‰
    • Fighting fires in institutional occupancies í__ŒëŒ‰
    • Fighting fires in lumberyards í__ŒëŒ‰
    • Fighting fires in enclosed malls í__ŒëŒ‰
    • Fighting fires in restaurants í__ŒëŒ‰
    • Fighting fires in churches í__ŒëŒ‰
    • Fighting fires in nursing homes í__ŒëŒ‰
    • Fighting industrial fires í__ŒëŒ‰
    • Fighting fires in hotels í__ŒëŒ‰
    • Fighting fires in professional buildings

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256 Pages/Hardcover/2001
ISBN10 0-912212-96-9

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Weight 2.14 lbs