COMMAND AND CONTROL OF FIRES AND EMERGENCIES
by Vincent Dunn, Deputy Chief (Ret.), Fire Department of New York
A busy fire officer handles numerous tasks: administration, budgets, political interaction, medical response, fire prevention, inspections,
etc. This book brings the active fire officer back to the focus of his job: fighting fires and responding to emergencies. Learn more about the
author by visiting www.vincentdunn.com.
Command presence • Life-and-death decision making • Locating a fire • Size-up of a fire • Command and control at a fire • Hoseline
placement • Preventing fire spread • Changing strategy • Ventilation • Terrorism • Fireground communications • Demobilization
• Fireground dangers • Products of combustion • Managing fireground risks and dangers • Epilogue • Answers to study questions
293 Pages/Softcover/7x10/1999 $49.00 us ISBN 0-912212-84-5 ISBN13 978-0-912212-84-5
CREW RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR THE FIRE SERVICE
by Randy Okray and Thomas Lubnau II, Campbell Co.(WY) Fire Dept.
This book will provide fire service professionals with the necessary communication, leadership, and decision-making tools to operate safely
and effectively under stressful conditions, thereby reducing injuries and deaths on the emergency scene. Although the concept of crew
resource management has been around since the 1970s, this is the first book to apply CRM to the fire service industry. CRM emphasizes
that in most cases technology isn’t the root cause of catastrophe—human error is the culprit. Therefore steps taken to minimize the impact
of errors are the keys to reducing the magnitude of the inevitable human failing. This book will be valuable for college classes, and may
be used internationally by the fire service, emergency medical services, industrial fire brigades, technical rescue teams, and any other
emergency service provider systems.
Crew Resource Management (CRM): Purpose of this book • Organizational safety culture • Mission analysis and planning • Situation
awareness • Communications • It’s CRM leadership • Followership • Decision-making • Debriefing and critiques • Strategies for
292 Pages/Hardcover/6x9/2004 $49.00 us ISBN 1-59370-006-7 ISBN13 978-1-59370-006-5
INCIDENT COMMAND FOR EMS
by Karen Owens, Emergency Operations Asst. Manager, Virginia Office of EMS
Whether fire or EMS, career or volunteer, training on the Incident Command System structure is necessary for the most effective incident
operation. Integrating the EMS provider into the ICS structure is vital to ensure that ICS positions are filled by the appropriate individuals.
Written for EMS supervisors and shift supervisors, paramedics, and lieutenants, Incident Command for EMS looks in detail at the overall
ICS structure, specifically the positions related to the EMS provider, and uses scenarios to ensure that readers understand the application
of ICS principles for every response, from the single patient to the mass casualty incident.
The background and basics of Incident Command Systems • Field use of ICS • Mass casualty incident • Disaster response • Preplanning
• Training and exercise • Appendix A: After action report/improvement plan • Key terms
274 Pages/Hardcover/6x9/2011 $59.00 us ISBN 1-59370-267-1 ISBN13 978-1-59370-267-0
This important book is designed to serve many purposes in the fire service, ranging from being a starting point and refresher guide for
firefighters seeking promotions at any level, to being a field operational guide for on-scene Incident Commanders and Company Officers.
It offers an easy-to-follow, step-by-step action plan for firefighters working in Acting Capacities, and can be used when developing SOP’s,
and when organizing and planning training evolutions. It’s definitely a book every firefighter, officer, and aspiring officer will want to own!
Foreword by Bobby Halton • Acknowledgments • Introduction—How to use this book • Operational guides and tactical worksheets •
Structure fires • Electrical emergencies • Natural gas emergencies • Carbon monoxide • Water emergencies • Confined fires • Outdoor
fires • Vehicle fires and accidents • Non-fire emergencies • Oil burner emergencies • General operations • Administrative • Afterword
304 Pages/Hardcover/8.5x11/2011 $69.00 us ISBN 1-59370-259-0 ISBN13 978-1-59370-259-5