Reading List

"Building Construction For The Fire Service" By Francis Brannigan

This is the building construction bible for firefighters. It is not easy reading, but it is quite comprehensive and worth the effort it will take to read it.


"Collapse Of Burning Buildings" By Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn

This is a very readable book which contains a wealth of necessary information on the dangers of collapse for various types of buildings. It is a must read for firefighters.


"Safety And Survival On The Fireground" By Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn

Another good book by Chief Dunn. Firefighting is a dangerous profession and in this book, Chief Dunn covers the topic of safety on the fireground from soup to nuts. It is another easy read.


"Command And Control Of Fires And Emergencies" By Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn

This is a great book for the Fireground Commander weather he be a company or chief officer.


"Fire Officers Handbook Of Tactics" By Battalion Chief John Norman

Chief Normans book should be in everyone's library. It is the bible for the company officer.


"Fireman At War" By Neil Wallington

I found this to be an extremely interesting history of the work of the London Fire Brigade in the Second World War.


"Incident Management For The Street Smart Fire Officer" By Chief John F. "Skip" Coleman

Chief Coleman describes how a "practical working model of incident management can be used in any fire department , on any type of incident." Read this when you decide you want to set up your own incident management system or just to sharpen your incident management skills.


"Managing Major Fires" By Battalion Chief John F. "Skip Coleman

In this book, Chief Coleman discuses fires in a variety of occupancies and describes scenarios for small, medium and large departments.


"Fireground Size-Up" By Chief Michael A. Terpak

This book tells you everything you wanted to know about size-up, but were afraid to ask. He uses a 15 point size-up instead of the traditional 13 point one and sizes up all the basic building types for you.


"Strategic Concepts In Fire Fighting" By Edward P. McAniff Former Chief of Department, FDNY

This is an oldie but a goodie. The chief discusses pre-bunker Gear and pre Aerial Platform firefighting. The concepts discussed are still valid today. Read it to round out your education and to give a little historic perspective.


"The Rescue Company" By Deputy Chief Ray Downey

Thinking of starting a Rescue Company. Here is the bible. If you already have one, read how rescue companies operate at various incidents.


"High Rise | Fire And Life Safety" By Chief John O'Hagan

Chief O'Hagen wrote the book on High-Rise Fires. Literally. He was the first, that I know of, who explained how fires in High-Rise buildings behave and how to fight them. It has a lot of technical information about tests he conducted but it also contains good information about fire behavior and tactics.


"So Others Might Live" By Terry Golway

Mr. Golway, gives us a readable history of FDNY from the 1700 to the present. He describes how FDNY developed and gives brief descriptions of many fires and incidents. I enjoyed reading the book and recommend it for those interested in the history of New York's Bravest.


"The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People" By Stephen R. Covey

A national best seller, this book is not fire related. It is a self help book, a leadership book, a book about character and making principle based decisions. It can turn your life around. While it is not fire related, the principles explained do apply to your work relationships as well as your home relationships.


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"Building Construction For The Fire Service" By Francis Brannigan

This is the building construction bible for firefighters. It is not easy reading, but it is quite comprehensive and worth the effort it will take to read it.


"Collapse Of Burning Buildings" By Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn

This is a very readable book which contains a wealth of necessary information on the dangers of collapse for various types of buildings. It is a must read for firefighters.


"Safety And Survival On The Fireground" By Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn

Another good book by Chief Dunn. Firefighting is a dangerous profession and in this book, Chief Dunn covers the topic of safety on the fireground from soup to nuts. It is another easy read.


"Command And Control Of Fires And Emergencies" By Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn

This is a great book for the Fireground Commander weather he be a company or chief officer.


"Fire Officers Handbook Of Tactics" By Battalion Chief John Norman

Chief Normans book should be in everyone's library. It is the bible for the company officer.


"Fireman At War" By Neil Wallington

I found this to be an extremely interesting history of the work of the London Fire Brigade in the Second World War.


"Incident Management For The Street Smart Fire Officer" By Chief John F. "Skip" Coleman

Chief Coleman describes how a "practical working model of incident management can be used in any fire department , on any type of incident." Read this when you decide you want to set up your own incident management system or just to sharpen your incident management skills.


"Managing Major Fires" By Battalion Chief John F. "Skip Coleman

In this book, Chief Coleman discuses fires in a variety of occupancies and describes scenarios for small, medium and large departments.


"Fireground Size-Up" By Chief Michael A. Terpak

This book tells you everything you wanted to know about size-up, but were afraid to ask. He uses a 15 point size-up instead of the traditional 13 point one and sizes up all the basic building types for you.


"Strategic Concepts In Fire Fighting" By Edward P. McAniff Former Chief of Department, FDNY

This is an oldie but a goodie. The chief discusses pre-bunker Gear and pre Aerial Platform firefighting. The concepts discussed are still valid today. Read it to round out your education and to give a little historic perspective.


"The Rescue Company" By Deputy Chief Ray Downey

Thinking of starting a Rescue Company. Here is the bible. If you already have one, read how rescue companies operate at various incidents.


"High Rise | Fire And Life Safety" By Chief John O'Hagan

Chief O'Hagen wrote the book on High-Rise Fires. Literally. He was the first, that I know of, who explained how fires in High-Rise buildings behave and how to fight them. It has a lot of technical information about tests he conducted but it also contains good information about fire behavior and tactics.


"So Others Might Live" By Terry Golway

Mr. Golway, gives us a readable history of FDNY from the 1700 to the present. He describes how FDNY developed and gives brief descriptions of many fires and incidents. I enjoyed reading the book and recommend it for those interested in the history of New York's Bravest.


"The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People" By Stephen R. Covey

A national best seller, this book is not fire related. It is a self help book, a leadership book, a book about character and making principle based decisions. It can turn your life around. While it is not fire related, the principles explained do apply to your work relationships as well as your home relationships.

"Strategy of Firefighting" ByVIncent Dunn

This is a “how to” book written by a “know how” person for anyone who practices firefighting strategy.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 


 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


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