Rural Firefighting Handbook, 2nd edition
The Rural Firefighting Handbook, 2nd Edition: The no-nonsense guide to small community fire protection. This 278 page textbook provides detailed information on improving fire suppression for the small community fire department. Read this manual and find out: • Why your department’s capability to control and/or suppress fire is dependent on the “Big Five”: time, people, agent, hardware and procedures. Why water supply is a most critical component of the Big Five and how to calculate what’s required for structures within your service area • The role of burn and response times in rural fire deaths: how to make sense of NFPA’s response requirements for your small community volunteer fire department • How new technology, Class A foam and CAFS, can increase the capability of your firefighting resources, people, equipment and water supply • How to maximize water delivery rates from draft. This includes troubleshooting fire pump priming operations and identifying what works, and what doesn’t, when setting up rural drafting and water-on-wheels operations • Tips for the fire officer on how to comply with pertinent standards and regulations, stay out of court, and enjoy being one of America’s rural community foot soldiers. This second edition is by Dominic Colletti, a former assistant fire chief and a fire instructor with more than two decades of experience. Colletti has led courses and seminars on subjects such as rural firefighting operations, and Class A foam and CAFS strategy and tactics in North America, the United Kingdom and China.