In the second edition of ""Incident Management for the Street-Smart Fire Officer"", author Skip Coleman expands on the mindset and tactics necessary to manage the fireground with more control and less chaos. Incident management system (IMS) is a tool that defines the role and responsibilities of each fire department member, allowing crew members to function quickly and efficiently upon arrival at the fireground - all the while meeting the commander's expectations. Regardless of the size or geographic location of fire department, an IMS is one of the most practical innovations available that yields measurable results. The days of chief officers pulling up to a fire and allowing the fire to run them are over. Incident management makes thinkers out of commanders.
John (Skip) Coleman is a retired assistant chief from the Toledo (OH) Department of Fire and Rescue. He retired with more than 32 years of experience and managed every major bureau in the department. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Office Program and teaches and lectures throughout the United States and Canada. He is the author of Incident Management for the Street Smart Fire Officer (Fire Engineering, 1997) and Managing Major Fires (Fire Engineering, 2001) and is moderator of Fire Engineering's monthly Roundtable. He serves on the FDIC educational advisory board and is a technical editor for Fire Engineering.
Foreword to the second edition; The incident management system; The essence of command; Establishing command; Command posts; Staging; Sectoring; Running incidents - how it works in the real world; Mission statements; The mission of command; The mission of attack; The mission of search; The mission of backup; The mission of ventilation; The mission of exposure; The mission of extension; The mission of overhaul and salvage; The mission of rapid; Benchmarks; Index.