Strategic and Tactical Considerations on the Fireground Study Guide, First Edition by James P. Smith

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This study guide is meant as an accompaniment to the book Strategic and Tactical Considerations on the Fireground, Third Edition written by retired Deputy Chief James P. Smith of the Philadelphia, PA, Fire Department and published by Brady/Prentice-Hall. It is not meant to be an all-inclusive text or to answer all-encompassing questions; it is meant to reinforce the text after it is read. In many cases the questions are narrow in design and emphasize specific points made within the text.

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James P. Smith was appointed to the Philadelphia Fire Department on June 29, 1966. He was promoted to lieutenant on December 18, 1972; to captain on December 30, 1974; to battalion chief on August 3, 1981; and to deputy chief on June 27, 1987. Deputy chief is the highest fire department civil service position. Chief Smith reports to the deputy commissioner. He has worked on both engine and ladder companies and in every section of the city. He has served as director of the Philadelphia Fire Academy. In this role, he was the departmental Safety Officer and responded on multiple alarm fires performing the Safety Officer's function.Additional areas of responsibility included the research and planning unit. Chief Smith has been associated with the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland, since 1982. He is a graduate of the prestigious Executive Fire Officer's Program and is an adjunct instructor. He has developed and taught many programs. He has lectured throughout the United States on incident management, safety, church fires, building construction, building collapse, strategy and tactics, incident management, tank farm fires, and high-rise firefighting.
Published October 19, 2011 by Trafford. 293 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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