Book Resources

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Referenced NFPA Codes and Standards

NFPA 3, Standard for Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems - www.nfpa.org/3

NFPA 4, Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing - www.nfpa.org/4

NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations - www.nfpa.org/921

NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications - www.nfpa.org/1021

NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator - www.nfpa.org/1033

NFPA 1730, Standard on Organization and Deployment of Fire Prevention Inspection and Code Enforcement, Plan Review, Investigation, and Public Education Operations - www.nfpa.org/1730

Discipline 1: Know Your Community

The Role of Demographics in Fire Safety - http://www.firehouse.com/article/10493436/the-role-of-demographics-in-fire-safety

NFPA report on demographics related to fire deaths - http://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Fire-statistics/Demographics-and-victim-patterns/Demographic-and-other-characteristics-related-to-fire-deaths

NFPA Data - http://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Publications/NFPA-Journal/2016/November-December-2016/Features/Big-Data

FDNY Data -

Dark Side of Data - https://medium.com/elitecommandtraining/how-statical-forecasting-in-fire-departments-has-lead-to-tragic-results-881a680e6b3f

USFA Fire Data Analysis Handbook - https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fa-266.pdf

Fire Strategies - Strategic Thinking, Paul Bryant - https://amzn.to/2Ek5HRB

A Guide for Conducting a Community Risk Assessment - http://riskassessment.strategicfire.org/

Discipline 2: Have A Plan

Staffing and Activities for Fire Prev Organizations - http://www.firehouse.com/article/12302072/staffing-and-activities-for-effective-fire-prevention-organizations

Plan 4 It , Tim Cool - https://amzn.to/2Ek4Tfs

Discipline 3: Enforce the Code

What's your facilities S.C.O.P.E? download the SCOPE assessment worksheet - http://thecodecoach.blogspot.com/2016/02/whats-your-facilities-scope.html

COAL WAS WEALTH infographic - http://thecodecoach.blogspot.com/2015/04/coal-was-wealth.html

Fire Prevention Applications for the Company Officer, Brett Lacey and Paul Valentine - https://amzn.to/2JjpRi8

Fireground Strategies, 2nd Ed., Anthony Avillo - https://amzn.to/2GDYmhu

Understanding Building Construction Types and Loads - http://thecodecoach.blogspot.com/2015/02/understanding-building-construction-and.html

Discipline 4: Conduct Plan Review and Field Inspections

Fire Protection Approaches in Site Plan Review, Mohammad Waseem - https://amzn.to/2GUf002

How to Conduct Hydrant Flow Testing, with resources and calculators - http://thecodecoach.blogspot.com/2015/07/how-to-conduct-hydrant-flow-testing.html

The Art of Reading Buildings, John Mittendorf and Dave Dodson https://amzn.to/2GBwCuf

101 Things I Learned in Engineering School, Matthew Frederick and John Kuprenashttps://amzn.to/2q6lLkI

Why You're Stuck In Permitting (and how to get out), with plan review checklist - http://thecodecoach.blogspot.com/2014/07/why-youre-stuck-in-permitting-and-how.html

What's Your MAQ?, with glossary of hazardous materials classifications - http://thecodecoach.blogspot.com/2015/09/whats-your-maq.html

Sprinklers, where required... - http://thecodecoach.blogspot.com/2014/03/sprinklers-where-required.html

How to Design a Fire Alarm System - http://thecodecoach.blogspot.com/2016/05/how-to-design-fire-alarm-system.html

Testing Integrated Fire Systems - http://thecodecoach.blogspot.com/2016/06/testing-integrated-fire-systems.html

When is Integrated Testing Required? - http://thecodecoach.blogspot.com/2018/02/when-is-integrated-testing-required.html

Commissioning New Occupancies, with four phases commissioning checklist - http://thecodecoach.blogspot.com/2013/12/commissioning-new-occupancies.html

Unwanted Fire Alarms, NFPA report - https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Fire-statistics/The-fire-service/Fire-department-calls/Unwanted-fire-alarms

Discipline 5: Investigate Fire Incidents

The First Responder's Role in Fire Investigation - https://youtu.be/EVcwjjvPF7k

The Fire Officer's Responsibilities at Incendiary Fires - Firehouse Magazine

Firefighting and Preserving the Fire Scene: Finding the Balance - Fire Engineering Magazine

Fire Cause Determination for Company Officers - USFA Student Manual

CFItrainer.net - Free on-line investigation training

Catching Killers: Fire Investigation - video/documentary

Incendiary: The Willingham Case - video/documentary

Kirks Fire Investigation, David Icove and Gerald Haynes - https://amzn.to/2GX72TE

Fire Investigator: Principles and Practices to NFPA 921 and 1033, IAAI - https://amzn.to/2Jl7A4c

Suggested Contents for the Investigative Toolkit, Debra Hemmerling - www.interfire.org/res_file/toolsall.asp

Discipline 6: Educate the Public

School Age Children - The "Fully Involved" Home Safe Teaching System

Youth Firesetter Intervention - Youth Firesetting: A Growing Concern; Top 10 Youth Firesetting Prevention Resources

College Age - The Center for Campus Fire Safety; Campus Firewatch

Senior Citizens - NFPA Remembering When

Workplace Fire Safety - OSHA Safety and Health Topics; NFPA Workplace Safety Resources

Enhancing Fire Department Home Visiting Programs: Results of a Community Intervention Trial - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3610828/

Conducting Home Visits, with home visit questionnaires - http://thecodecoach.blogspot.com/2017/08/conducting-home-visits.html

How to Be A Presentation God , Scott Schwertlyhttps://amzn.to/2Jh5QJc

The Atomic Method of Creating a Powerpoint Presentation, Seth Godin - http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/10/the-atomic-powerpoint-method-of-creating-a-presentation.html

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, Michael Hyatt https://amzn.to/2GBrSo6

Secrets of Dynamic Communication, Ken Davishttps://amzn.to/2GRhMTJ

3 Skills to Unlearn for More Powerful Presetations, Josh Shipp - http://thecodecoach.blogspot.com/2012/08/3-skills-to-unlearn-for-more-powerful.html

The Seven Laws of Teaching, John Milton Gregory - https://amzn.to/2q4So2k

Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation, James Kirkpatrick and Wendy Kirkpatrick - https://amzn.to/2Gxa81m

Your Social Media Strategy, with the blog start-up checklist - http://thecodecoach.blogspot.com/2015/05/your-social-media-strategy.html

Discipline 7: Adequately Staffed

How to Prove You Need More Money and More People, with staffing spreadsheet example - http://thecodecoach.blogspot.com/2016/04/how-to-prove-you-need-more-money-and.html

Recommended notebook for time tracking and management - https://amzn.to/2ItJH9e

The Effective Executive, Peter Druckerhttps://amzn.to/2EkrdWh

Final Word

On the Construction of Fire Engines and Apparatus, James Braidwood - https://amzn.to/2uMV4af