Firefighting is the act or process of extinguishing unwanted fires. This fire may arise in buildings, houses and other places in environment. Essentials of Firefighting 6th edition is a guide on basics of firefighting. Complete name of the book is Essentials of Firefighting and Fire Department Operations. IFSTA (International Fire Service Training Association) is the book author.
IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 6th edition
Book under consideration is an important addition in the field of fire science. Book is published by Pearson Educaion in 2013. It comprises of more than 1600 pages. Spanning over 20 chapters, a lot of new information is also added in the revised edition.
Every chapters has pre set objectives for the readers. Similarly, there is an addition of case studies with the learning material. Important terminologies in each chapters are also there for the ease of readers. Real life images and figures are helpful in illustration of a concept. In addition to it, the theme of book is introductory like a manual.
Essentials of Firefighting provides information with reference to international standards. Another exciting feature in the book is addition of warnings which provide critical information. Similarly, caution boxes also serve the same purpose. Review questions at the end of chapters test the learning outcome.
In short, IFSTA 6th edition is an excellent guidebook. It provides step by step information on various firefighting operations. These range from personal safety to extinguishing exercises.
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