by John Norman,
Chief of Special Operations (Ret.), FDNY
A companion DVD series for John Norman’s best-selling book, Fire Officer’s Handbook of Tactics, Third
Edition, this 19-part series covers the rock-solid
information found in the book.
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1 General Principles of Firefighting
3 Engine Company Operations
4 Hoseline Selection, Stretching and Placement
5 Water Supply
6 Sprinkler Systems
7 Standpipe Operations
8 Ladder Company Operations
9 Forcible Entry
11 Search and Rescue
12 Safety and Survival
13 Private Dwellings
14 Multiple Dwelling/Garden Apartment/
15 Store Fires
16 High Rise
17 Buildings Under Construction/Fire-Related
18 Structural Collapse
19 Terrorism and Homeland Security
#1: GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF
In Video #1: General Principles of Firefighting, Chief
Norman discusses the challenge of protecting
occupants, whether you have sufficient manpower or
while trying to deal with fire when there is insufficient
manpower. He outlines standard operation procedures
for the fireground and explains how to remain flexible
for non-standard situations. He also reinforces the
message that all positions are important to the success
of the operation, i.e., the backup on the hoseline is as
important as the one on the nozzle.
20 Minutes/DVD/2007 $49.00 us
You are first to arrive on the fireground, what do you do?
Size-up! Are you prepared to make decisions that could
mean the difference between life and death?
In Video #2: Size-Up, creator John Norman discusses:
• what size-up is, who performs it, and when it should
• traditional 13-point size-up, COAL WAS WEALTH.
• understanding occupancy and building construction.
• many other factors that affect size-up like weather,
street conditions, time of day, and more.
40 Minutes/DVD/2007 $59.00 us
#6: SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
A properly designed automatic sprinkler system is the
firefighter’s best ally, if it is properly used. In Video #6:
Sprinkler Systems, John Norman describes:
• the various types of sprinkler systems common in
today’s structures as well as the advantages and
issues of their use.
• the importance of proper size-up of a building’s
• how best to utilize the sprinkler system to maximize
its effectiveness during a fire.
31 Minutes/DVD/2008 $59.00 us
#7: STANDPIPE OPERATIONS
Ask any firefighter who has ever stretched a hose around
the staircase for six flights how valuable a standpipe is,
and you’ll surely get a hearty endorsement. In Video #7:
Standpipe Operations, John Norman details:
• the various types of standpipes that are found in
buildings today, their intended uses, and how to
properly implement them in a fire attack.
• the inherent weaknesses of the standpipe water
supply, as well as the significance of selecting the
appropriate attack stairs.
26 Minutes/DVD/2008 $59.00 us
#11: SEARCH AND RESCUE
To optimize the chances of success, every member
of a search team must have a clear idea of what to
look for, where to look, and how to look. In Video #11:
Search and Rescue, John Norman discusses primary and
secondary search tactics, as well as various techniques,
technologies, and tactics to help ensure a positive
outcome in a search-and-rescue situation.
46 Minutes/DVD/2009 $59.00 us
#12: SAFETY AND SURVIVAL
We are sworn to protect life and property, but we must
know how to protect ourselves in order to be around to
fulfill our duty. In Video #12: Safety and Survival, John
Norman walks us through tactics and strategies to
minimize the possibility of putting ourselves in a position
to require rescue, as well as real-world techniques to
help us navigate situations to ensure that we all go
49 Minutes/DVD/2009 $59.00 us
#16: HIGH RISE
Fires in high-rise office buildings are far different than
any other situation the fire service has to take care
of. In Video #16: High Rise, using his vast experience
as a FDNY firefighter, Chief Norman guides you
through the tactics and procedures that help ensure
a positive outcome during a high-rise office building
fire. Chief Norman discusses the various types of office
building construction, the ventilation issues in such
buildings, as well as the logistical difficulties in such
a large event.
42 Minutes/DVD/2009 $59.00 us
#17: BUILDINGS UNDER
In Video #17: Buildings Under Construction/Fire-Related
Emergencies, Chief Norman covers more unique events
that firefighters must confront. These events can
result in substantial loss and account for a large
percentage of firefighter casualties. It is important to
recognize, assess, and mitigate potential dangers at
52 Minutes/DVD/2010 $59.00 us