Firefighter Safety and Survival: A Holistic Approach

By Thomas N. Warren Over the last decade, the concept of safety and survival has gained prominence in the fire service. Firefighters no longer operate in the same manner as they once did and the equipment used by modern firefighters has improved dramatically. Training programs around the country feature both classroom courses and hands-on instruction in a variety of techniques that can be quickly and effectively used on the fireground to rescue firefighters. Fire Engineering itself sponsors one of the world's largest firefighting and training conference and exhibition; the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC). Firefighters, fire officers, and chief officers all have an interest ...

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