Editor’s note
The following abstract describes a publication that is available for purchase in print or as an e-book.

If needed, see the MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute for instructions.

E-book activation and access: Please allow up to two business days to receive your activation code and download link by email.

Manual cover.

Structural Fire Fighting: Truck Company Skills and Tactics, Second Edition is designed to be a resource for those who engage in “truck work” on the fireground. Building on concepts introduced in Essentials of Fire Fighting, this manual provides more detailed information on such topics as forcible entry, fireground search and rescue, horizontal and vertical ventilation, rapid intervention, loss control, and many other responsibilities traditionally assigned to truck companies.

This manual builds on the information contained in Fireground Support Operations, First Edition and has a special focus on safe fireground operations. Each chapter begins with Safety Points that highlight specific safety reminders for tasks addressed in the chapter. In addition, a scenario at the end of each chapter encourages the reader to apply concepts that have been learned.


  1. Introduction to Truck Company Operations
  2. Enhanced Fire Behavior
  3. Firefighter Safety and Survival
  4. Loss Control
  5. Ground Ladders
  6. Size-Up for Truck Company Operations
  7. Controlling Utilities and Building Systems
  8. Access to Structures
  9. Access Into Structures
  10. Fireground Search and Rescue
  11. Ventilation Size-Up
  12. Horizontal Ventilation
  13. Vertical Ventilation
  14. Special Ventilation Operations

Product specifications

Printed version specs

ISBN: 978-0-87939-387-8

Pages: 484

E-book specs

ISBN: 978-0-87939-538-4

For more information, see e-book details and policies.