Fire Officer’s Bookshelf

Here is a list of the articles, books and reports that you should have read; are in your bookcase for reference; or should be reading.  They are not ranked in any particular order:

Updated: December 10, 2015

  1. Pass It On!, 1st Edition – Goldfeder and Friends
  2. Fire Officer’s Handbook of Tactics, 4th Edition – Norman
  3. Tactical and Strategic Concepts on the Fireground – Smith
  4. Collapse of Burning Buildings, 2nd Edition – Dunn
  5. Strategic Concepts – McAniff
  6. Firefighting Operations in High-rise and Standpipe Equipped Buildings –  McGrail
  7. Command and Control of Fires & Emergencies – Dunn
  8. Fireground Strategies, 2nd Edition – Avillo (NEW!!!)
  9. Building Construction for the Fire Service, 4th Edition – Brannigan
  10. Assessment Centers – Terpak 
  11. Fire Chiefs Handbook – Brennan
  12. Managing Fire and Emergency Services – ICMA
  13. Management in the Fire Service – Reusch  & Carter
  14. Safety and Survival on the Fireground – Dunn 
  15. Fire Department Special Operations – Norman 
  16. Art of Reading Smoke – Dodson 
  17. The Art of Leadership – J.D. Walters
  18. Fireground Size-Up – Terpak
  19. Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, 3rd Edition – Noll Hildebrand
  20. Company Officer, 3rd Edition – Smoke
  21. FDNY: First Line Supervisor’s Manual
  22. I Can’t Save You, But I’ll Die Trying – Dr. Burt Clark
  23. IAFF: Emergency Response to Terrorism – Operations 
  24. IFSTA – Fire Service Instructor, 7th Edition
  25. NFA – Calling the May-Day
  26. NFA – Command and Control of Target Hazards
  27. NFA – Decision Making for Initial Company Operation
  28. NFA – Incident Command for Collapse
  29. NFA – Incident Command for High-rise
  30. NFPA 1403 – Live Fire Training Standards
  31. Leadership in the Fire Service – Volumes I & II – McAniff
  32. Fireground Command – Brunancini
  33. Principles and Practices of Firefighting – Clark
  34. Fireground Tactics – Freid

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