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    Arrow Aerial tactics

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    I am from Hamburg (Germany) FD and I`m searching for any published internet-sites, books, downloads, SOP`s, etc. on aerial tactics.

    I know the IFSTA Aerial drivers/operators handbook. I find this quite good.

    Who can help me to get further information material?


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    Jan Ole

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    is there nothing else but these two sources (IFSTA-Book and FDNY-SOP) for learning aerial technics and tactics?

    How is an aerial ladder operation trained?

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    The new Fire Engineering magazine has two great articles on aerial operations/tactics.

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    Default Try Harold Richman's Book

    Quote Originally Posted by AerialTrainer
    Hi,

    I am from Hamburg (Germany) FD and I`m searching for any published internet-sites, books, downloads, SOP`s, etc. on aerial tactics.

    I know the IFSTA Aerial drivers/operators handbook. I find this quite good.

    Who can help me to get further information material?


    Best regards and stay safe...
    Jan Ole
    Jan,

    I spent 10 years as the Captain of a truck company and read a number of books. One that seems to stand out in my mind is "Truck Company Fireground Operations" by Harold Richman. I have an edition with a copywright of 1986 that was published by NFPA. The ISBN is 0-87765-317-8. I learned a lot from it. It has a lot of good basic information that covers all aspects of truck company operations. If you are interested and have trouble locating it, let me know, I think we have a couple of editions at the house. I will send you one.

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    Fire Engineering publishes Truck Company Operations by John Mittendorf from the Los Angeles FD. I thought it was a good book.

    I also agree with the recommendation for Truck Company Fireground Operations mentioned above, its not a big book but it gets to the point and covers the basics well.

    Any good book on fire tactics should also cover basic aerial tactics pretty well, 2 of my favorites are Firefighting Principals & Practices by William Clark and the Firefighters Hand Book of Tactics by John Norman both published by Fire Engineering, both authors have a long history with the FDNY.

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    Smile Get in contact...?

    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefChip

    "Truck Company Fireground Operations" by Harold Richman. [...] I think we have a couple of editions at the house. I will send you one.
    This would be great. Please leave me your E-Mail for getting in contact.

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