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.
- Firefighter Functional Fitness: The Essential Guide to Optimal Firefighter Performance and Longevity (2016)
- Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills (2014)
- Exam Prep: Fire Fighter I and II (Exam Prep Series) (2009)
- Norman Hall’s Firefighter Exam Preparation Book (2003)
- Firefighter Preplan: The Ultimate Guidebook for Thriving as a Firefighter (2015)
- Scout: Firefighter (2018)
- Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete (2018)
- Gutter Medicine: Twenty-six Years as a Firefighter Paramedic (2018)
- The Game: A Rookie Firefighter’s Manual For Success (2017)
- Curious George and the Firefighters (CANCELED) (2004)
- Smokejumper: A Memoir by One of America’s Most Select Airborne Firefighters (2016)
- Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills and Hazardous Materials Response (2018)
- DK Readers: Jobs People Do — A Day in a Life of a Firefighter (Level 1: Beginning to Read) (DK Readers Level 1) (2001)
Firefighter Functional Fitness: The Essential Guide to Optimal Firefighter Performance and Longevity (2016)
Firefighter Functional Fitness is the essential guide to optimal firefighter performance and longevity.
Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills (2014)
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Exam Prep: Fire Fighter I and II (Exam Prep Series) (2009)
The 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.
Norman Hall’s Firefighter Exam Preparation Book (2003)
Want 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.
Firefighter Preplan: The Ultimate Guidebook for Thriving as a Firefighter (2015)
Firefighter 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.
Scout: Firefighter (2018)
The 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.
Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete (2018)
When 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.
Gutter Medicine: Twenty-six Years as a Firefighter Paramedic (2018)
“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.
The Game: A Rookie Firefighter’s Manual For Success (2017)
WANT 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.
Curious George and the Firefighters (CANCELED) (2004)
It’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?
Smokejumper: A Memoir by One of America’s Most Select Airborne Firefighters (2016)
A 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 wilder…
Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills and Hazardous Materials Response (2018)
Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills and Hazardous Materials Response, Fourth Edition provides the complete Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II training solution.
DK Readers: Jobs People Do — A Day in a Life of a Firefighter (Level 1: Beginning to Read) (DK Readers Level 1) (2001)
A 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?
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 Library 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.
The Chemistry Knowledge for Firefighters
Author(s): Torsten Schmiermund
ID: 3501340, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2022, Size: 23 Mb, Format: pdf
Both Sides of the Fire Line: Memoir of a Transgender Firefighter
Author(s): Bobbie Scopa
ID: 3531946, Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Year: 2022, Size: 897 Kb, Format: epub
Becoming a Firefighter
Author(s): Jeff Wilser
ID: 2942745, Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Year: 2021, Size: 3 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.