IFSTA Fire Service Search & Rescue Book, 7th Edition
The IFSTA Fire Service Search & Rescue manual provides emergency response agencies and their personnel with the information needed to meet the Operations-Level requirements of NFPA® 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, 2004 Edition. The manual identifies the requirements that agencies must meet and the tools and techniques that their personnel must master in order to perform Operations-Level rescue within their jurisdictions. The manual focuses primarily on Operations-Level situations to which firefighters and rescue squad members are often called; however, it also includes some Technician-Level information that provides the essential background needed to effectively support and participate in complex technical search and rescue operations. The manual also discusses fireground search and rescue. 7th Edition (2005). 454 pages.
IFSTA (International Fire Service Training Association) is an association of fire service personnel who are dedicated to upgrading fire fighting techniques and safety through training. Fire Protection Publications (FPP) is a division within Oklahoma State University and the world's leading publisher of training materials for the fire and emergency services. FPP serves as the headquarters for the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA).