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    Default What are the best fire books?

    What are the best fire books you have ever read. Trying to pick up some good reading. Looking for fireground use. Not for stories.

    I have really learned alot from John Normans Fire Officer and John Mittendorfs Truck Company Operations.
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    The Fireground Tactics book is amazing as you already know. Thanks to the member on here who reccomended it.

    "Air Management for the Fire Service" is an excellent book discussing some great ways to manage your air supply. I found alot of great info in it.

    The Engine Company, by John Salka is another great book talking about, uh, Engine Company operations.

    Strategy of Firefighting by Vincent Dunn.

    First In, Last Out: Leadership Lessons from the New York Fire Department by John Salka

    All of the above is available on Amazon.

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    The latest edition of Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service.
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    -Professional in Either Role-

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    I was going to check out Brannigans book. Thanks. I'll check out Salkas book too. Thanks.

    231Engine I was talking about big boy books, not your nightly reading by mommy.

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    Brannigan.

    and hands down the best book IMO is "Random Thoughts" by the Late, Great, Tom Brennan.

    Also, go get a subscription to firenuggets.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    The latest edition of Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service.
    This is an excellent book.


    Its also a great example of "book smarts" which would be hard to effectively teach outside of a class or study situation. When mixed with knowledge gained from experience in fires, the sum of the whole is much greater than the parts.

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    Brannigans book is AWESOME. Used it for a semester long building construction class that I took and I will keep that book until the day I die. Some great information in there.
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