Chief William Teie’s Deer Valley Press wildland fire training textbooks have been recognized worldwide for decades as some of the best wildland fire training publications available. Now in the fourth edition, Firefighter’s Handbook on Wildland Firefighting, Strategy, Tactics and Safety was originally published in 1994 with thousands sold to firefighters and fire agencies worldwide. In 2010, Leadership for the Wildland Fire Officer – Leading In a Dangerous Profession was first published as the accompanying text to the Handbook with the second edition released in 2020. Today, both publications are published through Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University.

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Firefighter’s Handbook on Wildland Firefighting: Strategy, Tactics and Safety, 4th Edition

Price: $72.00
Product Type: Manual
Media Type: PRINT
ISBN: 978-0-87939-676-3
IFSTA Item #: 36712
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The NEW 4th Edition of this bestselling book by noted wildland firefighting author Bill Teie is updated to address the most current NFPA and National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) standards and qualifications for wildland firefighting. This book is written for the fire personnel who need a basic understanding of wildland firefighting. Firefighters and fire officers who have primary wildland responsibilities and who may be called into a wildland fire situation as a mutual aid response will all find this handbook valuable.

This handbook combines critical components from the 2016 edition of NFPA 1051 and NWCG documents into one source for wildland firefighters, officers, and command staff. The NFPA and NWCG documents are referenced at the front of each chapter. The NEW edition now includes a Fireline Construction chapter. The content is sequenced to logically build competency from the first through all 15 chapters of the book.

To buy the updated 4th Edition from Fire Protection Publications, click on this link: Firefighter’s Handbook on Wildland Firefighting: Strategy, Tactics and Safety.

Leadership for the Wildland Fire Officer: Leading in a Dangerous Profession, 2nd edition

Price: $85.00
ISBN: 978-0-87939-745-6
IFSTA Item #: 36329

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The 2nd Edition of Bill Teie’s Leadership for the Wildland Fire Officer – Leading in a Dangerous Profession has been developed to address various supervisory and leadership positions of wildland firefighting outlined by the National Wildfire Coordinators Group (NWCG).

This book is aimed toward new and experienced wildland firefighters who serve in a leadership role within their organizations. Chapters 1-5 are an excellent tool for any current or future leader in fire service. Chapters 6-9 deal with the situational and tactical processes a wildland fire officer faces daily. Following Chapter 9 is an addendum containing 15 after-action reports of “Fires We Should Not Forget” as well as the lesson learned from each fire.

To buy this book from Fire Protection Publications, click on this link: Leadership for the Wildland Fire Officer: Leading in a Dangerous Profession, 2nd edition.

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