Incident Management for the Street-Smart Fire Officer Summary

John F. Coleman
- 2001
Firefighting Tactics
Emergency Management
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Key Takeaways

  1. Develop leadership skills for high-pressure fireground operations.
  2. Learn strategies for effective incident command and resource management.
  3. Enhance safety and efficiency in emergency response.


Coleman’s guide breaks down the essentials of incident management from a street-smart perspective, offering actionable advice grounded in real-world experience. The book covers the roles and responsibilities of a fire officer in various emergency scenarios, providing clear strategies for commanding operations effectively.

Through a combination of tactical knowledge and leadership principles, the book addresses the challenges fire officers face daily. It serves as both a learning tool for upcoming officers and a refresher for seasoned professionals, ensuring that best practices in incident command are well understood and implemented.

With emphasis on adaptability and quick decision-making, this guide helps fire service leaders transform challenges into opportunities for leadership and tactical excellence.

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