Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, Canadian Fourth Edition is specifically designed for Canadian fire service.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you the most comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum that is sure to transform Canada’s fire fighter education. This edition is designed for Canadian fire services that are transitioning their training to NFPA compliance or wish to align their training with recognized best practices.
The Canadian Fourth Edition features exceptional content, along with current research, standards, and technology, including the latest research-based data from UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This research explains the interrelationship between heat release rates, reduced time to flashover, and the dangers associated with fighting fires in modern lightweight-constructed buildings. Foundational knowledge is covered extensively, along with an orientation and history of Canada’s fire service and extreme cold weather operations.
The content in the Canadian Fourth Edition meets and exceeds the job performance requirements in the 2019 edition of NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualification, including the requirements for operations level personnel in the 2017 Edition of NFPA 1072, Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications, and the 2018 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.
New to the Canadian Fourth Edition:
- Five distinct sections: Fire Fighter I, Fire Fighter II, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, Hazardous Materials Operations: Mission Specific.
- A personal health and well-being section that addresses physical fitness, nutrition, hydration, sleep, heart disease, cancer, tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs, counseling and stress management, and suicide awareness and prevention.
- The importance of respiratory protection and the use of air monitoring devices during salvage and overhaul operations.
- The need to perform field reduction of contaminants to remove dirt and debris from personal protective equipment before returning to the station.
- The basic principles of community risk reduction, including the integration of emergency response, engineering enforcement, education, and economic incentives as cohesive strategies to manage community risks.
- Critical fire suppression tactics, including those used for concealed space fires, attic fires, buildings with solar photovoltaic systems, and chimney fires.
- Updated research and statistics to ensure evidence-based recommendations and protocols.
The Canadian Fourth Edition Features
- Alerts to additional content available in Navigate 2.
- Thought-provoking case studies.
- Detailed chapter summaries, key terms, and On Scene case scenarios that reinforce chapter content.
- Mobile-Ready Course Materials
- eBook with Interactive Tools