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INDUSTRIAL FIRE PROTECTION, First Edition, IFSTA, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla. 74078; 204 pages, $17.95.

The specialized field of industrial fire protection, including why plant fire protection is needed, is discussed. Case histories of several plants and the weaknesses in their fire protection coverage are noted, along with emergency planning, fire prevention, fire brigades, training and inspecting, testing and evaluating fire protection systems.

EMERGENCY CARDIAC CARE, Second Edition, Robert J. Huszar, M.D.; Robert J. Brady Co., Bowie, Md. 20715; 399 pages, $16.95.

Efficient and speedy emergency cardiac care is covered in this text, encompassing the basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, coronary artery disease, basic and advanced life support, ECG monitoring, all phases of acute myocardial infarction, shock, biotelemetry and patient assessment.

THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS’ MANAGEMENT BOOK, Rob Stewart; Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc., 4 W. 58th St., New York, N. Y. 10019; 217 pages, $10.95.

Volunteer fire fighters who are interested in becoming officers, or are already one, are the target of this book, which deals with the special situations that arise in volunteer departments, and which are uncommon in paid departments. Recruiting volunteers, morale and motivation, officer selection, budgeting, public relations, leadership styles, training and legal liabilities are covered.

EMERGENCY TREATMENT OF ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISEASES, Llewellyn W. Stringer, M.D.;Robert J. Brady Co., Bowie, Md. 20715; 186 pages, $11.95.

Maintaining respiration in emergency situations is covered in this text, which includes the anatomy of the respiratory system and medical terminology. Also covered are pulmonary injuries and diseases, mechanical aids to breathing and pulmonary resuscitation, equipment and maintenance and a bibliography.

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TAKING THE STAND—HOW YOU CAN HELP WIN ARSON CASES IN COURT, Dennis Tilton; Film Communicators, 11136 Weddington St., N. Hollywood, Calif. 91601; 117 pages, $9.95.

Basic court procedures leading to testimony from arson investigators and witnesses is the premise of this book. The reader is told how to prepare for a court appearance, how to feign neutrality, and how to skillfully testify. Also included is a chapter on how to deal with physical evidence and confessions.

MOTOR TRUCK ENGINEERING HANDBOOK, James W. Fitch; 99 South Van Ness Aue., San Francisco, Calif. 94103; 279 pages, $16.95.

As a guide to the selection, operation and design of motor vehicles, this book encompasses the operations and solutions for operating a safe vehicle.

Also covered are how to achieve maximum fuel efficiency, selecting proper transmission and axle ratios, brakes, drivelines, wheels and tires; the appendix lists federal and state regulations and controls.

FIRE PROTECTION THROUGH MODERN BUILDING CODES; American Iron and Steel Institute, 1000 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; 234 pages, $5.

Modern building codes and their ability to safeguard life and property from fire are the topics of this book. Fire safety objectives and methods in designing buildings are described; also featured are allowable building areas and heights, requisites for fire resistance of a building’s structural components, and egress requirements.

Analytical methods of determining fire resistance are included, to avoid unnecessary full-scale fire tests.

FIRE SERVICE RESCUE PRACTICES; International Fire Service Training Association, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla. 74078; 260 pages, $8.50.

Rescue skills necessary for effective lifesaving are presented in this comprehensive text. Included are chapters on the emotional crisis of rescue, how to use the proper tool for a job, using rope as a rescue medium, vehicle extrication, search guidelines and water and cave rescue.

FIRST RESPONDER, J. David Bergeron; Robert J. Brady Co., Bowie, Md. 20715; 336 pages, $10.95.

Providing information for proficient emergency medical care is the objective of this text, which covers treatment, diagnosis, legal and ethical problems encountered, and has a glossary.

Chapters include patient evaluation, resuscitation, circulation, bleeding and shock, internal and external injuries, splinting, skull, spine and chest injuries, childbirth, heat and cold injuries, and communicating with aged, deaf, blind, emotionally upset people and substance abusers. Also featured are the moving of patients and dealing with special situations, such as disasters and water accidents. A test and study problems are included.

All eight members of the board of visitors of the National Fire Academy posed for this picture with Fred J. Villella, FEMA associate director of training and education, and NFA Superintendent Joseph L. Donovan after the installation ceremony for Donovan Jan. 25. From left are Jerrold Pressman of Master Protection Enterprises, Los Angeles; Dr. J. Bryan Collester of Principia College, Elsah, III.; Chief Andrew Casper of the San Francisco Fire Department, chairman of the board of visitors; Chief Larry M. Bonnafon of the Louisville, Ky., Fire Department; FEMA Associate Director Villella; Dr. William J. Christian of Underwriters Laboratories; Superintendent Donovan; Henry Roux of the Research and Development Center, Armstrong World Enterprises; Joseph M. Redden, National Fire Protection Association; E. James Monihan, president, National Volunteer Fire Council, Lewes, Del.; and Louis J. Amabili, director, Delaware State Fire School.