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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: January 1, 2020

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

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