Firefighter’s Handbook on Wildland Firefighting: Strategy, Tactics and Safety, 3rd Edition

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Firefighters, fire departments and community colleges throughout the United States have purchased thousands of handbooks since it was first published in 1994.

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The Firefighter’s Handbook on Wildland Firefighting was written for the firefighter who needs a basic grasp of wildland firefighting. Firefighters who have primary wildland responsibilities and firefighters who may be called into a wildland fire situation through a mutual aid response will both gain from this handbook.

Totally new for the third edition:

  • Completely revised with over 200 pages of new and updated information
  • An additional chapter covering the realities of firefighting
  • Over 740 color pictures or graphics
  • Over 120 Jake-isms based on hundreds of years of experience
  • All in FULL COLOR
  • ISBN 978-1-931301-16-9

This new handbook has raised the bar on quality and completeness. There simply isn’t anything like it on the market today!

What reviewers said about the second edition:

“An essential resource for rookies and rusty veterans . . . great textbook for someone teaching an introductory course to wildland fire suppression personnel at the community college level.”
Wildland Firefighter Magazine, October 1997

“This is the first book I ever ordered anyone to read.”
— Edward Geib, Fire Chief, Kenwood (CA) Fire District

“The Firefighter’s Handbook is an outstanding book, with application throughout the world. A must for any firefighter’s reference library.”
— Jason M. Greenlee, Ph.D., Executive Director, International Association of Wildland Fire

This 544-page, full-color handbook includes material dealing with:

  • Fireline Safety
  • Fire Weather
  • Topography and Fuels
  • Wildland Fire Behavior
  • Fire Extinguishment Methods
  • Initial Attack Strategy and Tactics
  • Use of Firefighting Resources
  • Wildland/Urban Firefighting Strategies and Tactics
  • Incident Command System
  • Firefighting Realities
  • Firefighting Situations
  • Appendices:
    • Map Reading
    • Fire Prevention
    • Hazardous Materials Recognition
    • Use and Care of Hand Tools
    • Fire Ground Communications
    • Incident Organizer