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Best Firefighter Books You Must Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Firefighter books.

1. Firefighter Functional Fitness: The Essential Guide to Optimal Firefighter Performance and Longevity (2016)

 Best Firefighter Books You Must ReadFirefighter Functional Fitness is the essential guide to optimal firefighter performance and longevity. It provides all firefighters with the knowledge, mindset, and tools to: -Maximize their fire ground performance -Reduce their risk of injury and experiencing a line-of-duty death -Live a long, healthy career and retirement Designed for firefighters by firefighters, this book shares The 4 Pillars of Firefighter Functional Fitness: 1 – Physical Fitness 2 – Recovery and Rest 3 – Hydration 4 – Nutrition and Lifestyle It also reveals The Big 8 concept, which includes over 100…
Author(s): Dan Kerrigan , Jim Moss, et al.

2. Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills (2014)

 Best Firefighter Books You Must ReadEach new print copy of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at The Complete Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II Training SolutionThe National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you the third edition of Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, the next step in the evolution of Fire…
Author(s): Jones, Barlett Learning

3. Exam Prep: Fire Fighter I and II (Exam Prep Series) (2009)

 Best Firefighter Books You Must ReadThe Second Edition of Exam Prep: Fire Fighter I & II is designed to thoroughly prepare you for a Fire Fighter I or II certification, promotion, or training examination by including the same type of multiple-choice questions you are likely to encounter on the actual exam. To help improve examination scores, this preparation guide follows Performance Training Systems, Inc.’s Systematic Approach to Examination Preparation. Exam Prep: Fire Fighter I & II is written by fire personnel explicitly for fire personnel, and all content has been verified with the latest reference materials and by a technical…
Author(s): Performance Training Systems, Dr. Ben Hirst

4. Norman Hall’s Firefighter Exam Preparation Book (2003)

 Best Firefighter Books You Must ReadWant to be a firefighter? Do you know what is involved in taking the exam? Don’t take a chance at failing a test you could ace–learn from the expert, .For more than a decade, Norman Hall’s Firefighter Exam Preparation Book has been the #1 test preparation book for prospective firefighters. Back by popular demand, Norman Hall has completely updated and revised this hugely successful book for this second edition, presenting new tips and time-tested methods for attaining the highest scores.Practice your skills using features such as tips on how to pass…
Author(s): Norman Hall

5. Firefighter Preplan: The Ultimate Guidebook for Thriving as a Firefighter (2015)

 Best Firefighter Books You Must ReadFirefighter Preplan is the ultimate guidebook for thriving as a firefighter. In this book, you will discover the secrets of great firefighters that have never been shared in a book before. You will be given the strategies and tactics of great and respected firefighters and a plan for how you can become one too. Specifics you will learn: -17 strategies of great and respected firefighters -10 tactics used by great and respected firefighters -How to build a respected reputation among firefighters -The 4 respect-killers for firefighters -The top 3 most-hated firefighter…
Author(s): David J Soler, Frank Viscuso

6. Scout: Firefighter (2018)

 Best Firefighter Books You Must ReadThe second installment of the action-packed Scout series, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Li Shotz.It’s official: Scout is now a K9 in the National Guard. But being a certified hero means Scout has his job cut out for him. He needs to work even harder to protect his country and his human best friend, Matt. When Matt’s classmates get trapped in a raging wildfire, Matt knows that only Scout can track them down and bring them back safely. But when Matt’s dad, a First Sergeant home on leave, gets wind of their plan, he…
Author(s): Jennifer Li Shotz

7. Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete (2018)

 Best Firefighter Books You Must ReadWhen the fire alarm goes off, it’s Pete the Cat to the rescue! This fun 8×8 storybook includes over 30 groovy stickers.In Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete from New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean, Pete and his classmates are excited about their field trip to the firehouse. They get to slide down the pole, meet all the brave firefighters, and even try on their helmets and gear.But when the alarm goes off, it’s time for Pete to jump on the fire truck, grab the hose, and help the firefighters save the day!  …
Author(s): James Dean

8. Gutter Medicine: Twenty-six Years as a Firefighter Paramedic (2018)

 Best Firefighter Books You Must Read“My career as a firefighter/paramedic stretched from 1974 to 2000 when were inventing EMS as we went along. These are stories from those years on the street. That place I named so long ago, the other reality that exists just outside most people’s everyday lives. It is a place that seems to exist parallel to the normal workaday existence: yet it is only a car accident or cardiac away for any of us. It manifested itself in brushfires, house fires, shootings, stabbings, hangings, accidents with injuries, cardiacs, codes, drownings, and a thousand other emergencies. The street was more than a physical…
Author(s): Roger Huder

9. The Game: A Rookie Firefighter’s Manual For Success (2017)

 Best Firefighter Books You Must ReadWANT TO KNOW WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKETO BE A ROOKIE FIREFIGHTER? With over twenty years of experience, Renick Sampson will prepare you for the many roles and expectations of a rookie firefighter, and will explain the different points that are critical to your success during probation. After reading The Game, you’ll be ready to start your career with the knowledge of an experienced firefighter in your back pocket.FROM THE AUTHOR:“I saw a hole in the way future firefighters here in the United States prepare for their careers. All of the focus is on developing skills…
Author(s): Renick Sampson

10. Curious George and the Firefighters (CANCELED) (2004)

 Best Firefighter Books You Must ReadIt’s the formula for success for preschoolers—Curious George and fire trucks! Curious George and the Firefighters is a story based on H. A. and Margret Rey’s popular primate and painted in the original watercolor and charcoal style. Firefighters are a famously brave lot, but can they withstand a visit from one curious monkey? For more monkey fun, investigate and discover all the latest on Curious George books, promotions, games, activities, and more!…
Author(s): H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

11. Smokejumper: A Memoir by One of America’s Most Select Airborne Firefighters (2016)

 Best Firefighter Books You Must ReadA Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association bestseller”A fascinating look” (Esquire) inside the world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the United States, confronting the growing threat of nature’s blazes.Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more numerous, and deadlier every year — record drought conditions, decades of forestry mismanagement, and the increasing encroachment of residential housing into the wilderness have combined to create a powder keg that threatens millions of acres and thousands of lives every year. One select group…
Author(s): Jason A. Ramos, Julian Smith

12. Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills and Hazardous Materials Response (2018)

 Best Firefighter Books You Must ReadFundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills and Hazardous Materials Response, Fourth Edition provides the complete Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II training solution. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you product enhancements and features that ensure student comprehension and enhanced critical thinking.The Fourth Edition features the same exceptional content, along with the latest research, standards and technology, including the latest research-based data from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National…
Author(s): Tbd

13. DK Readers: Jobs People Do — A Day in a Life of a Firefighter (Level 1: Beginning to Read) (DK Readers Level 1) (2001)

 Best Firefighter Books You Must ReadA Level 1 DK Reader that accurately portrays a day in the life of a real firefighter, perfect for young children who are just learning to read.The fire alarm goes off! Rob Green and the other firefighters go into action. Is there time to save a little girl’s dog? Find out in DK Readers: Jobs People Do — A Day in the Life of a Firefighter (Level 1: Beginning to Read).Perfect for 3–5 year-olds learning to read, Level 1 titles contain short, simple sentences with an emphasis on frequently used words. Stunning photographic images with labels provide visual clues to introduce and reinforce vocabulary….
Author(s): Linda Hayward

Best Firefighter Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some firefighter books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Firefighters' clothing and equipment: performance, protection, and comfort

Author(s): Song, Guowen; Wang, Faming
ID: 2415280, Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2019, Size: 46 Mb, Format: pdf

Into the Fire: My Life as a London Firefighter

Author(s): Edric Kennedy-Macfoy
ID: 2316398, Publisher: Penguin Random House UK, Year: 2018, Size: 607 Kb, Format: epub

Inside the inferno: a firefighter's story of the brotherhood that saved Fort McMurray

Author(s): Asher, Damian;Mouallem, Omar
ID: 2598181, Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada, Year: 2017, Size: 53 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely hot items according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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