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    I was just wondering opinions on which books are best the IFSTA Series or the IAFC/NFPA Series? The books I'm considering are:

    Essentials of Fire Fighting with Fire Dept OPs 6E/IFSTA
    Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills/IAFC/NFPA

    Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook 2E/IFSTA
    Fire Service Pump Operator Principles & Practice/IAFC/NFPA
    Fire Apparatus Operator Pumper

    Principles of Vehicle Extrication 3E/IFSTA
    Vehicle Extrication: Levels I & II: Principles And Practice/IAFC/NFPA

    CMC Rope Rescue Manual 4E Revised
    CMC Confined Space Entry and Rescue Revised 2E
    High Angle Rescue Techniques Field Guide 3E

    Hazardous Materials Technician 1E/IFSTA
    Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations Textbook/IAFC/NFPA

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    What classes are you taking from what college or fire training center? Generally, they will have their own preferred text books.

    As an instructor I like to look at various books from various publishers and right now I have versions of essentials from Fire Engineering, NFPA, IFSTA and jones & Bartlet. Persoally I like fire Engineering's version the best. But the college's i teach for use IFSTA so that is what i use.
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    These are books that are going to be used to assist training at a Vol. Fire & Rescue

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    Then my advice is to find out what books are used for firefighter training in your state for certification testing so you are teaching the same thing. It will be far less confusing in the long run for your firefighters.
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