Essentials of Fire Fighting
6th Edition
Firefighter I
Chapter 1 — Orientation
and Fire Service History
Learning Objective 1
Summarize the history of the fire
service.
1–2
Fire service history is an important
part of understanding current
practices.
1–3
Significant historical events result in
current laws and equipment.
1–4
(Cont.)
CourtesyofSpinnerPublications
Significant historical events result in
current laws and equipment.
1–5
REVIEW QUESTION
How were early fire organizations
started?
1–6
There are general trends of change in
the modern fire service.
1–7
REVIEW QUESTION
What are some of the areas that have
changed significantly in the 20th
Century
for fire service in North A...
Learning Objective 2
Explain the organizational
characteristics, cultural challenges,
and cultural strengths that influenc...
Fire service culture is influenced by its
organization and cultural challenges.
1–10
Fire service culture develops specific
cultural strengths.
1–11
REVIEW QUESTION
How do organizational characteristics,
cultural challenges, and cultural
strengths influence the fire serv...
Learning Objective 3
Describe the mission of the fire
service.
1–13
REVIEW QUESTION
What is the mission of the fire service?
1–14
The fire service mission establishes
department organization.
1–15
Learning Objective 4
Describe the organization of fire
departments.
1–16
Department organization is based on
a system of rank tied to specific
duties.
1–17
Fire department types are determined
by how the organization is funded.
1–18
Types of staffing vary based on
funding and duties assigned at the
station.
1–19
Departmental duties are separated
based on who personnel support.
1–20
Courtesy Bob Espositio
REVIEW QUESTIONS
What are the three main types of
staffing found in the fire service?
What is the central difference betwe...
Learning Objective 5
Distinguish among functions of fire
companies.
1–22
The basic organization of a fire
company is based on assigned duties.
1–23
Fire company duties vary depending
on their main purpose.
1–24
(Cont.)
CourtesyofRonMoore,
McKinney(TX)FD
Fire company duties vary depending
on their main purpose.
•1–25
CourtesyofEdwinJones
REVIEW QUESTION
How are the duties of an engine
company different from a rescue
squad/company?
1–26
Learning Objective 6
Summarize primary knowledge and
skills the firefighter must have to
function effectively.
1–27
Learning Objective 7
Distinguish among the primary roles of
fire service personnel.
1–28
Fire department personnel must meet
specific qualifications.
1–29
Line functions form the foundation of
the uniformed part of fire service.
1–30
(Cont.)
Line functions form the foundation of
the uniformed part of fire service.
1–31
(Cont.)
Emergency Operations Division
Court...
Line functions form the foundation of
the uniformed part of fire service.
1–32
(Cont.)
Emergency Operations Division
Line functions form the foundation of
the uniformed part of fire service.
•1–33
(Cont.)
Emergency Operations Division
Line functions form the foundation of
the uniformed part of fire service.
1–34
Emergency Operations Division
(Cont.)
REVIEW QUESTION
What is the primary difference between
Firefighter I and Firefighter II duties?
1–35
Line functions form the foundation of
the uniformed part of fire service.
1–36
Staff functions support and train
members of the fire service.
1–37
REVIEW QUESTION
How are qualifications for different line
positions regulated?
What types of staff functions support
and s...
Learning Objective 8
Describe fire department
organizational principles.
1–39
Fire service members must
understand department organizational
principles.
1–40
(Cont.)
Fire service members must
understand department organizational
principles.
1–41
REVIEW QUESTION
What are the organizational principles
of the fire service?
1–42
Learning Objective 9
Locate information in departmental
documents and standard or code
materials.
1–43
Learning Objective 10
Distinguish between fire department
SOPs and rules and regulations.
1–44
Personnel must know how to locate
information in fire department
regulations.
1–45
The fire service is regulated by a
variety of rules and procedures.
1–46
(Cont.)
REVIEW QUESTION
What steps can be taken to locate
information in department policies?
1–47
The fire service is regulated by a
variety of rules and procedures.
1–48
REVIEW QUESTION
How are policies and procedures
different from one another?
1–49
Learning Objective 11
Explain the ways the fire service may
interact with other organizations.
1–50
Fire service personnel will interact
with various other organizations.
1–51
(Cont.)
CourtesyofTimBurkitt/FEMA
REVIEW QUESTION
What other organizations may provide
services to the public along with
firefighters?
1–52
Fire service personnel will interact
with various other organizations.
1–53
REVIEW QUESTION
What should a firefighter do when
approached by members of the media?
1–54
Summary
• Firefighting is a profession with a long
and proud tradition of service to the
community.
1–55
(Cont.)
• To perform as a firefighter you need
physical skills, and knowledge of the
regulations that govern your
organization, th...
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  1. 1. Essentials of Fire Fighting 6th Edition Firefighter I Chapter 1 — Orientation and Fire Service History
  2. 2. Learning Objective 1 Summarize the history of the fire service. 1–2
  3. 3. Fire service history is an important part of understanding current practices. 1–3
  4. 4. Significant historical events result in current laws and equipment. 1–4 (Cont.) CourtesyofSpinnerPublications
  5. 5. Significant historical events result in current laws and equipment. 1–5
  6. 6. REVIEW QUESTION How were early fire organizations started? 1–6
  7. 7. There are general trends of change in the modern fire service. 1–7
  8. 8. REVIEW QUESTION What are some of the areas that have changed significantly in the 20th Century for fire service in North America? 1–8
  9. 9. Learning Objective 2 Explain the organizational characteristics, cultural challenges, and cultural strengths that influence the fire service. 1–9
  10. 10. Fire service culture is influenced by its organization and cultural challenges. 1–10
  11. 11. Fire service culture develops specific cultural strengths. 1–11
  12. 12. REVIEW QUESTION How do organizational characteristics, cultural challenges, and cultural strengths influence the fire service? 1–12
  13. 13. Learning Objective 3 Describe the mission of the fire service. 1–13
  14. 14. REVIEW QUESTION What is the mission of the fire service? 1–14
  15. 15. The fire service mission establishes department organization. 1–15
  16. 16. Learning Objective 4 Describe the organization of fire departments. 1–16
  17. 17. Department organization is based on a system of rank tied to specific duties. 1–17
  18. 18. Fire department types are determined by how the organization is funded. 1–18
  19. 19. Types of staffing vary based on funding and duties assigned at the station. 1–19
  20. 20. Departmental duties are separated based on who personnel support. 1–20 Courtesy Bob Espositio
  21. 21. REVIEW QUESTIONS What are the three main types of staffing found in the fire service? What is the central difference between line functions and staff functions? 1–21
  22. 22. Learning Objective 5 Distinguish among functions of fire companies. 1–22
  23. 23. The basic organization of a fire company is based on assigned duties. 1–23
  24. 24. Fire company duties vary depending on their main purpose. 1–24 (Cont.) CourtesyofRonMoore, McKinney(TX)FD
  25. 25. Fire company duties vary depending on their main purpose. •1–25 CourtesyofEdwinJones
  26. 26. REVIEW QUESTION How are the duties of an engine company different from a rescue squad/company? 1–26
  27. 27. Learning Objective 6 Summarize primary knowledge and skills the firefighter must have to function effectively. 1–27
  28. 28. Learning Objective 7 Distinguish among the primary roles of fire service personnel. 1–28
  29. 29. Fire department personnel must meet specific qualifications. 1–29
  30. 30. Line functions form the foundation of the uniformed part of fire service. 1–30 (Cont.)
  31. 31. Line functions form the foundation of the uniformed part of fire service. 1–31 (Cont.) Emergency Operations Division CourtesyofDougAllenandAmes(IA)FD
  32. 32. Line functions form the foundation of the uniformed part of fire service. 1–32 (Cont.) Emergency Operations Division
  33. 33. Line functions form the foundation of the uniformed part of fire service. •1–33 (Cont.) Emergency Operations Division
  34. 34. Line functions form the foundation of the uniformed part of fire service. 1–34 Emergency Operations Division (Cont.)
  35. 35. REVIEW QUESTION What is the primary difference between Firefighter I and Firefighter II duties? 1–35
  36. 36. Line functions form the foundation of the uniformed part of fire service. 1–36
  37. 37. Staff functions support and train members of the fire service. 1–37
  38. 38. REVIEW QUESTION How are qualifications for different line positions regulated? What types of staff functions support and supplement line functions? 1–38
  39. 39. Learning Objective 8 Describe fire department organizational principles. 1–39
  40. 40. Fire service members must understand department organizational principles. 1–40 (Cont.)
  41. 41. Fire service members must understand department organizational principles. 1–41
  42. 42. REVIEW QUESTION What are the organizational principles of the fire service? 1–42
  43. 43. Learning Objective 9 Locate information in departmental documents and standard or code materials. 1–43
  44. 44. Learning Objective 10 Distinguish between fire department SOPs and rules and regulations. 1–44
  45. 45. Personnel must know how to locate information in fire department regulations. 1–45
  46. 46. The fire service is regulated by a variety of rules and procedures. 1–46 (Cont.)
  47. 47. REVIEW QUESTION What steps can be taken to locate information in department policies? 1–47
  48. 48. The fire service is regulated by a variety of rules and procedures. 1–48
  49. 49. REVIEW QUESTION How are policies and procedures different from one another? 1–49
  50. 50. Learning Objective 11 Explain the ways the fire service may interact with other organizations. 1–50
  51. 51. Fire service personnel will interact with various other organizations. 1–51 (Cont.) CourtesyofTimBurkitt/FEMA
  52. 52. REVIEW QUESTION What other organizations may provide services to the public along with firefighters? 1–52
  53. 53. Fire service personnel will interact with various other organizations. 1–53
  54. 54. REVIEW QUESTION What should a firefighter do when approached by members of the media? 1–54
  55. 55. Summary • Firefighting is a profession with a long and proud tradition of service to the community. 1–55 (Cont.)
  56. 56. • To perform as a firefighter you need physical skills, and knowledge of the regulations that govern your organization, the laws that regulate fire service, the incident command system, as well as, an understanding of agencies that interact with the fire department. Summary 1–56
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