Truck Company Operations, Second Edition

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Author John Mittendorf has completely rewritten his best-selling book, Truck Company Operations, a must-have for all firefighters who are assigned to the truck and who have responsibilities for the truck on the fireground.

The new second edition covers the many aspects, tasks, and functions of a truck company, and contains new and expanded information related to search, reading a building, reading smoke, the Ten Commandments of truck company operations, operating truck apparatus, and more--all from a truck company perspective.


  • Truck company basics and Ten Commandments of truck company operations
  • Truck company response, placement, and operations
  • Considerations for the primary types of truck apparatus (advantages and disadvantages)
  • Reading a building
  • Reading smoke
  • Structures
  • Elevators and escalators
  • Portable or ground ladders
  • Search considerations
  • Salvage operations
  • Overhaul operations
  • Electrical
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Principles of ventilation
  • Pressurized ventilation
  • Rules and equipment
  • Roof ventilation techniques

ISBN10 1-59370-218-3
482 Pages/Hardcover/2010