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: July 22, 2018

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

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