Michael Mason; Jeffrey Pindelski
The numerous risks faced by today’s fire service dictate that well trained and skilled firefighters be ready to rescue one of their own. This new book serves as a “one stop” reference for all aspects of rapid intervention operations, outfitting fire service personnel with the techniques and procedures they need to effectively take charge of rescue situations. Unique coverage presents multiple viewpoints or techniques for critical skills, effectively arming firefighters with alternatives for the various situations that they may face when responding to a call. Safety is discussed at length and integrated throughout all rapid intervention topics, including firefighter self-survival, moving and raising the downed firefighter, roof operations, thermal imaging, the collapse environment, enlarging openings, and more.
techniques have been developed as a result of real incidents, and have been tested, reviewed, proven, and accepted by top instructors nationwide
concise explanations and step-by-step photo "skill" sequences clearly exemplify essential life saving procedures
reality-based checklists and model guidelines can be put to immediate use within any rapid intervention company operation
thought provoking "Case Studies" down from actual incidents at the beginning of each chapter introduce valuable lessons to be learned while promoting critical thinking
"safety tips" highlight important safety considerations while "Notes" and " Rescue Tips" provide valuable information for the efficient execution of rescue operations