This is a 'how to' book written by a 'know how' person for anyone who practices firefighting strategy. Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn is passing on to the next generation of firefighters the lessons he learned from his years of firefighting experience. He describes firefighting strategies for the most common types of fire scenarios and identifies specific firefighting problems presented to an incident commander, by occupancy and construction type. More importantly, he explains firefighting solutions and offers firefighting plans, standard procedures, action plans, ideas, guidelines, explanations, key steps, and systems of firefighting procedures. This book is not about tactics. It's about strategy - plans of firefighting and logical ways to solve problems at fires.
Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn (retired) is a 42-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). He is a recognized authority on firefighting and the recipient of many awards acknowledging his achievements--""Man of the Year"" (1990) by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers; the Edward W. Whalen Award (l995) by the New York City, Fire Safety Director's Association; a Lifetime Achievement Award (1999) by Fire Engineering Magazine; and the Lifetime Achievement Award (2000) by the New York City Fire Department. Deputy Chief Dunn is the author of a number of textbooks--Collapse of Burning Buildings (Fire Engineering, 1988), Safety and Survival on the Fireground (Fire Engineering, 1992), and Command and Control of Fires and Emergencies (Fire Engineering, 1999)--and is a contributing editor with Firehouse Magazine. He has developed and taught numerous courses for the FDNY, the FBI and the National Fire Academy, and has served as an adjunct professor at Manhattan College. Dunn currently teaches at John Jay College, City University of New York. He has a master's degree in urban studies, a bachelor's degree in sociology and an associate's degree in fire administration from Queens College, City University of New York. Visit Deputy Chief Dunn's web site at www.vincentdunn.com.
Preface; Acknowledgments; Strategy for the 21st century; Prefire inspection; Size-up; Wood-dwelling fires; Strip mall fires; Row house fires; Fires in places of worship; Restaurant kitchen fires; Fires in truss buidings; Stairway and hallway fires; Cellar fires; Apartment fires; High-rise residence fires; Heavy timber factory fires; Fires in noncombustible buildings; High-rise office building fires; Grass and brush fires; Fires in vacant buildings; Terrorism explosions; Hose placement; Stopping fire spread; Opposing hose lines; Smoke venting; Searching at fires; Evacuating people from burning buildings; Master streams; Fire and explosion; Collapse size-up; Collapse search and rescue; Fire ground safety; Postfire strategy; Strategy errors and failures; Secondary strategies (for small problems); Myths and misconceptions; Post-fire investigations; Glossary.