25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD

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Two seasoned fire officers take an in-depth look into the causes of line of duty deaths in residential building fires, and offer incident recommendations. This book is designed to provide firefighters and fire officers Œ"street provenŒ" tips, techniques, and company-level drills that address and overcome the 25 most common errors that occur at residential building fires.


  • Part I: Combat readiness
  • It's all about me
  • Combat ready fire apparatus
  • Routine
  • Can I talk now?
  • ItŒ's really the only time you have
  • We are aggressive
  • Part II: Mastering the environment
  • Bricks, sticks, and straw
  • Get out there
  • Nothing showing means nothing, On-scene reports
  • Stairway to heaven or hell
  • Fire down below
  • 360Œ_ check
  • Fire behavior, taking science to the streets
  • Part III: Engine company operations
  • Pre-planned riding assignments
  • Backup is not a direction of travel
  • Where is my water?
  • One more room
  • The last line of defense
  • Part IV: Truck company operations
  • Truck work
  • Pre-planned riding assignments
  • Look, listen, and feel
  • Ladders, ladders, ladders everywhere
  • To the roof
  • Probability in search: VEIS
  • We save lives

by Daniel D. Shaw and Douglas J. Mitchell, Jr.

336 Pages/Hardcover/8.5x11/2013
ISBN10 1-59370-309-0