Residential Fire Rescue



Authors Mark van der Feyst, Eric Wissner and James Petruzzi wrote their new book to serve as a much-needed sole source reference for rescuing an occupant from a residential structure.

Residential Fire Rescue covers the theory of search and rescue, practical application of search and rescue, and company training. The book includes sample lesson plans that can be customized for various skills (including VES, drags and removals); step-by-step instructions combined with photos to show the various rescue techniques and positions; and, a DVD to aid the instruction of techniques.

Company officers, training officers, and firefighters will find Residential Fire Rescue an important resource.


  • Biographies
  • Residential fire rescue: an introduction
  • Profiling (size up) for rescue
  • Developing and executing a rescue plan
  • Special considerations
  • Tools of rescue
  • Vent, enter, search
  • Search techniques
  • Rescue methods
  • Ladder rescue and operations
  • Residential fire rescue: company training
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