Welcome to the world of firefighting! This comprehensive training manual provides you with need to know information critical for development of Firefighter I and II skills, as well as practical advice necessary for proficiency on the job. Meeting 100% of the 2008 NFPA Standard 1001, this new edition seeks to meet and exceed the requirements for firefighting training in order to lead candidates to success on the certification exam, as well as serve as a handy reference for refresher training. Thoroughly revised by a team of respected experts in the fire service, Firefighter's Handbook: Firefighting & Emergency Response, Third Edition, touches on new practices, technology and initiatives that are a consideration for all firefighters. Current topics include a new chapter on large incident and disaster response, as well as new information on fire life safety initiatives, managing air supply and performing emergency checks, predicting building collapse, GPS technology, thermal imaging use in search and rescue, new considerations for terrorism response, and much more! With a reader-friendly approach, this book is a valuable resource for all fire departments, academies and colleges conducting initial and refresher firefighter training.