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IFSTA Transition Guide Essentials of Fire Fighting, Fourth Edition Transition Guide Chapter 1: The History of the Fire Service (Essentials, Chapter 1) This chapter covers the history of the fire service, the organization of the fire service, roles within the fire service, standard operating procedures, working with other organizations, and the roles and responsibilities of fire fighter I and II personnel. Chapter 2: Fire Fighter Qualifications and Safety (Essentials, Chapters 1, 4) This chapter
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  IFSTA Transition Guide1 of 5 Essentials of Fire Fighting, Fourth EditionTransition GuideChapter 1: The History of the Fire Service (Essentials, Chapter 1) This chapter covers the history of the fire service, the organization of the fire service,roles within the fire service, standard operating procedures, working with other organizations, and the roles and responsibilities of fire fighter I and II personnel. Chapter 2: Fire Fighter Qualifications and Safety (Essentials, Chapters 1, 4) This chapter discusses fire fighter qualifications, stresses fire fighter safety, personal protective equipment including SCBA, and skills needed to maintain a safe operatingenvironment. Emphasis is placed on the need for each fire fighter to maintain his or her own safety and health during firefighting operations.  Chapter 3: Fire Service Communications (Essentials, Chapter 18) This chapter follows the sequence that calls follow in a communications center. Thischapter also discusses radio systems, radio communications, call taking, and recordkeeping. It addresses the use of computer in fire service communications and the methodsfor receiving emergency and non-emergency calls. Chapter 4: Incident Management System (Essentials, Chapter 1) This chapter discusses characteristics of the incident management system (IMS). Itexplains IMS terminology, the role of first arriving fire fighters, confirmation of command, and transfer of command. Material is presented to help new fire fightersunderstand their role in the incident command system. Chapter 5: Fire Behavior (Essentials, Chapter 2) This chapter describes the fire tetrahedron, chemistry of combustion, products of combustion, and heat transfer mechanisms. It also describes the characteristics of liquidfueled and gas fueled fires. The classes of fire, phases of fires, and characteristics of interior fires are also discussed.  Chapter 6: Building Construction (Essentials, Chapter 3) This chapter that covers the impact of building occupancy and contents, buildingmaterials, types of construction, and building components. It also stresses the factors thatrelate to fire fighter safety. Chapter 7: Portable Fire Extinguishers (Essentials, Chapter 5)  IFSTA Transition Guide2 of 5This chapter that covers portable fire extinguishers. It discusses the classes of fire, typesof extinguishing agents, characteristics and use of portable fire extinguishers, andmaintenance of these devices. It provides a complete discussion of the new “K” class of fire extinguishers. Chapter 8: Fire Fighter Tools and Equipment   (Essentials, Chapters 7, 8, 16)  This chapter stresses the practices required for the safe use of tools. It describes thedifferent functions that tools perform. It also describes the tools needed during each phaseof a fire fighting operation. The proper maintenance of each tool is also addressed. Chapter 9: Ropes and Knots (Essentials, Chapter 6)  This chapter covers the information on ropes and knots that is required by NFPA 1001. Itropes types of ropes, how to tie firefighting knots, and hoisting tools. Chapter 10: Response and Size-Up This chapter that covers considerations of response and size-up during response, arrival atthe scene, and actual size-up. It explains the priorities during each phase of the incidentaction plan. Chapter 11: Forcible Entry (Essentials, Chapter 8)  This chapter covers forcible entry tools and discusses methods for gaining forcible entrythrough doors, windows, and walls. It also covers gaining entry through locked openings. Chapter 12: Ladders   (Essentials, Chapter 9)  This chapter covers the selection, use and maintenance of ground ladders. It also includesnewer products such as the Fresno ladder. The chapter includes a discussion of aerialladder apparatus. It also stresses the need for teamwork and safety when using ladders. Chapter 13: Search and Rescue   (Essentials, Chapter 7)  This chapter discusses search and rescue at fire scenes. It stresses the importance of coordinating search and rescue with other fire suppression activities. It addresses safesearch techniques and safe rescue techniques. It emphasizes the benefits of thermalimaging devices for search and rescue. Chapter 14: Ventilation   (Essentials, Chapter 10)  This chapter describes the importance of ventilation and the techniques needed to achievehorizontal and vertical ventilation. Chapter 15: Water Supply   (Essentials, Chapter 11)    IFSTA Transition Guide3 of 5This chapter discusses water supply. It covers municipal water systems, fire hydrants, andrural water supplies. Chapter 16: Fire Hose, Nozzles, Streams, and Foam (Essentials, Chapters 12, 13) This chapter covers fire hydraulics, fire hoses, hose maintenance and inspection, hoseappliances, fire hose evolutions, nozzles, and the use of foam. Chapter 17: Fire Fighter Survival (Essentials, Chapter 7) The chapter explains the importance of balancing the risk versus benefit duringemergency situations. It stresses safe operating procedures and the importance of  preventing life threatening situations. It covers fire fighter survival techniques andstresses the need for rehabilitation and critical incident management. Chapter 18: Salvage and Overhaul (Essentials, Chapter 16) This chapter covers salvage, overhaul, and lighting. This chapter stresses the importanceof safety during salvage and overhaul, and emphasizes the importance of adequatelighting during emergency operations. Chapter 19: Fire Fighter Rehabilitation This chapter covers fire fighter rehabilitation. This chapter describes the importance of rehabilitation and the types of incidents that require it. It stresses the need for fire fightersto take personal responsibility for rehabilitation. Chapter 20: Wildland and Ground Fires (Essentials, Chapter 14) This chapter covers wildland and ground fires. It discusses the relationship of the firetriangle, weather, and topography to wildland fires. Methods of extinguishment, prioritiesof attack, and the challenge of the wildland urban interface are described. Chapter 21: Fire Suppression (Essentials, Chapter 14) This chapter explains offensive versus defensive operations, operating hose lines, protecting exposures, fighting vehicle fires, fighting flammable liquid fires, fighting gascylinder fires, and fighting fires involving electricity. Chapter 22: Preincident Planning (Essentials, Chapter 19) This chapter describes preincident surveys, tactical considerations, occupancyconsiderations, and special hazards that should be recognized during preincident planning.  IFSTA Transition Guide4 of 5 Chapter 23: Fire and Emergency Medical Care This chapter that explains the levels of EMS service provided, the levels of EMS training,the types of EMS delivery systems, and the interaction between EMS providers and firefighters. Chapter 24: Emergency Medical Care This chapter presents the minimum emergency medical care procedures for: infectioncontrol, CPR, bleeding control, and shock management that are prerequisite skills for firefighter I and II. The material on CPR meets the current standards of the American HeartAssociation. It also covers mass-casualty and triage. Chapter 25: Vehicle Rescue and Extrication (Essentials, Chapter 7) This chapter covers vehicle rescue and extrication. It describes vehicle anatomy andstresses fire fighter and victim safety. Chapter 26: Assisting Special Rescue Teams (Essentials, Chapter 7) This chapter provides information needed by beginning fire fighters to assist specialrescue teams working with fire department personnel. This chapter outlines the steps of arescue. It addresses confined space rescue, rope rescue, trench and excavation collapse,structural collapse, water and ice rescue, and hazardous material incidents. Chapter 27: Hazardous Materials: Overview This chapter provides an overview of hazardous materials and the fire fighter’s role inhazardous materials incidents. Chapter 28: Hazardous Materials: Properties and Effects This chapter discusses the behavior of hazardous materials. Chapter 29: Hazardous Materials: Recognizing and Identifying the Hazards This chapter covers how to recognize and identify hazardous materials safely. Chapter 30: Hazardous Materials: Implementing a Response This chapter covers how to begin handling a hazardous materials incident. Chapter 31: Hazardous Materials: Scene Safety and Control This chapter covers how fire fighters can remain safe while ensuring the well-being of citizens and controlling the hazardous materials scene.
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