3D Firefighting 2005
Paul Grimwood's second book brought together four authors from around the world
to present an international perspective of Grimwood's '3D Firefighting'
In an effort to broaden the firefighter's knowledge and awareness of the
combustible nature of smoke in a structure fire, Grimwood introduced the term
'3D Firefighting'. Along with Battalion Chief Ed Hartin (USA), John McDonough
(NSW, Australia) and Shan Raffel (Queensland, Australia), Grimwood places great
emphasis on how to recognize and deal with the hazards of Flashover; Backdraft;
Smoke Explosion as well as a range of other Fire Gas Ignitions that lead to
various forms of rapid fire phenomena.
'The training concept behind 3D Firefighting demands a complete culture
change', says Grimwood. 'Fire-ground commanders and company officers should
adopt a greater appreciation of the when; how; why; and where to deploy; attack;
ventilate or isolate fires and gain a more in-depth and practical understanding
of what 'coordinating' fire attack with ventilation actually means'.
3D Firefighting Manual & CD - USA and International Orders
International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA/FPP) USA
Institution of Fire Engineers UK
Tel: +44 1608 812588
www.fpaa.com.au contact Bob Sutcliffe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 1300 731 922 (03) 9890-1544 Fax:(03) 9890-1577
Street Address: 13 Ellingworth Parade, Box Hill, Victoria
Postal Address: PO Box 1049, Box Hill, VIC, 3128
3D Firefighting REVIEW
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EURO FIREFIGHTER 2008
FOG ATTACK 1992
Retired London & New York firefighter Paul Grimwood's first book was titled 'Fog Attack' and was published in 1992. It
presented a detailed view of firefighting tactics from an international
perspective and concentrated on innovative tactical approaches and deployment of
firefighters into a wide range of structural firefighting situations.
There was much comparison between firefighting tactics in Europe and the USA.
One reviewer of the book, the late Battalion Chief William Clark (FDNY), wrote
'Paul Grimwood, a London Firefighter, knows more abut the US Fire Service than
do most American Firefighters'.
EURO-FIREFIGHTER is Paul Grimwood's third book
published in 2008 this book takes a close look at ways of combining the very
best of US and European fire-ground strategies into simple SOPs. He also looks
at Limited staffing operations and presents a detailed text for CFBT Instructors
and students, based on the new 2007 EdExcel CFBTI Qualification