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    Does anyone use the Essential books for training?
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    We used to, this year we made our own list up, reason for a defensive driving class is because most of us have drivers licenses or permits. Classes with a * beside them are mandatory if you ride with the companies.

    1-20 Blood Borne Pathogens*
    2-10 Chemistry of Fire
    3-2 Extinguishers
    3-23-Arson Investigation
    4-13 PPE*
    5-25 SCBA
    6-15 Master Streams
    7-6 Officer Elections
    7-27 HAZMAT Awareness
    8-17 Practical Exercises
    9-7 CPR*
    9-28 CPR*
    10-19 Tools/Equipment*
    11-9 Defensive Driving
    12-? Christmas Party
    No longer an explorer, but I didn't wanna lose my posts.

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    yes we do use them. we find them helpful. for our class we borrow them from ff that have already taken the class. to save on the cost.
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    Yeah We Use Essentials 4th Edition For FFI and FFII

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    We just provided a few copies of the Delmar Essentials of Firefighting for our Explorer Post.
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    Use them for every cadet class and some trainings. It makes a great teaching and learning tool.

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    We use the 4th edition. It is a good training aid, but it also must be supplemented with practical hands-on practice. I canít stress that enough.

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    Each person who takes FF1 gets a copy of the book and the Juniors get a copy at my Fire Co.
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    We use the Essentials of Firefighting 4th Edition and Firefighters Handbook.

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    It is truly the best $40 you can ever spend on your self!

    slappy..........nice avatar
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    yeah the Firefighters Handbook is awesome. I love the street smart tips in it. Hey thanks Evanesence is an awsesome band

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    Yeah and there is something about amys eyes.........
    I dont suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.

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    Yeah she is a hotty dude. Anywho, the Firefighters Handbook is only $40 where you are? Mine was $75. Damn you got it cheap if that is what you paid for it!!! This is an even better pic and rare one.

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    Anyone who took Essentials and the old system (because NY is in the process right now of switching to FF1 and FF2) and anyone who is taking FF1 and the new system gets a copy of the book for themselves in my department.
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    We use Essentials of Firefighting 4th Edition For Both Firefighter Level I And II
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    You folks are getting yourselves confused. The Delmar book is NOT Essentials of Firefighting (even though it includes the phrase in the title). Essentials of Firefighting is published by IFSTA and can be purchased for around $40. It is the most widely used manual for firefighter I and II. The Delmar book is The Firefighter's Handbook and can be purchased for around $75. The Firefighter's Handbook does have some nice "streetwise" aspects, but the IFSTA manual is what your certification exam will be based on.

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    does anyone have any old essentials they dont need, if so contact me at:

    RFRDxplorer@firehousemail.com

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    Default Essentials of Firefighting 4th Edition

    My department gives a copy of the book to all members entering the FirefigterI class. I read the entire thing and found it to be awesome!

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    I spoke with Fire Protection Publications (the people that actually write Essentials) the other day, the good news is they are not planning on an update any time soon.

    The bad news is everything is on CD now...

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    We use 4th edition for most training. The department lets us borrow the overheads and its helps the class go much smoother.
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    "does anyone have any old essentials they dont need, if so contact me at:

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    Be careful what you donate, donating outdated material could come back and bite you in the nether regions.

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