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The third edition of Chief Anthony Avillo’s bestselling Fireground Strategies is an invaluable resource for the education and development of outstanding fire officers. Through case studies and illustrative examples, Avillo covers how to identify a strategy, develop an action plan, and implement tactics to meet the objectives of the course of action on a fireground. Fireground Strategies is a required text in senior-level undergraduate firefighting strategies courses and is recommended reading for promotional exams across the United States. New to the third edition: Expanded incident command chapters covering all aspects of fireground controlStreet-level strategies focusing on the modern fire environmentImproved section on resource management and additional alarm guidelinesRetailored strategic and tactical activities to integrate the latest attack and ventilation researchRevamped operational safety chapter including department-level safety programs and mechanisms designed to support and foster a culture of safetyNew case studies designed to drive home main points including lessons learnedStrategic considerations of solar panelsComprehensive guidelines on “Buildings that Change the Rules of the Game”Updated vent-enter-isolate-search (VEIS) informationExpanded section on risk management and “who, what, where” vs. LUNARImproved operational suggestions for high-rise operations
Understanding Environmental Administration and Law provides an engaging, introductory overview of environmental policy. Author Susan J. Buck explores the process through which policy is made, the political environment in which it is applied, and the statutory and case laws that are critical to working within the regulatory system. This revised and expanded third edition adds case studies that help bring the subject to life and includes new material on: the Bush Administration and its approach to administering environmental laws the continuing evolution of environmentalism and the changing role of environmental regulation in the !--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /--United States the development and implementation of environmental agreements at the international level the impacts and implications of globalization Understanding Environmental Administration and Law provides a framework for understanding the law as a managerial tool.
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