Wednesday, January 28, 2009

BOOK CONTENTS

Katalla Dive ... Cordova and PWS ... Salvage Operation at Mile 13 ... Rescue on Mt. St. Elias ... Costello and the Dekabrist ... Fire Aboard the Alaska Swede ... The Sea Lark ... The Bristol Monarch ... Marine Firefighting Symposium ... Chugach Cannery Fire ... North Pacific Processors Cannery Fire ... — Concealed Space Fires #1 ... — Concealed Space Fires #2 ... — Concealed Space Fires #3 ... — NIOSH Concealed Space Fire Fatality ... — Concealed Space Backdrafts ... Unique Approaches to Fire Attacks ... — Straight Streams on Rollovers ... — Wheeled Extinguishers on Structural Fires ... Drowning in the Omnipotent Word ... The Ice Auger Amputation ... Drowning and the Small Town Curse ... The Shootout at the Episcopal Church
Working with Cops and Miscellaneous Gun Calls ... Air Medevacs ... Dive/Rescue Operations ... -- The Alganik River Recovery ... -- Collapse of the Copper River Bridge ... -- R.I.P. to "What's-His-Name" ... -- Trapped Under a Capsized Boat ... The Death of a Rescuer ... The Frank Hansen Operation ... The Florian Rescue—Hasty Team/Support Team Concept ... Blown Off the Bridge ... Fall From Mount Eyak ... Avalanche at the Tunnel Project ... Avalanche: A Residential Neighborhood ... SAR Anecdotes ... The Secrets of "SAR Central" ... DISASTERS ... -- Disasters and the Ryan Air Crash ... -- The Crash of Coast Guard Helo #1471 ... -- Crash of SwissAir 111 and Convergence on Nova Scotia ... -- The Exxon-Valdez Oil Spill and Convergence ... -- A Word About FEMA ... MANAGEMENT ... -- Scabs Galore ... -- Ammo for the Union ... -- Fire Service Safety: Fact versus Hype ... -- Well-Meaning Outside Agencies ...-- Emergency Medical Services: Foster Parenting to Adoption ... -- "Firemark" and Management Fun ... LEADERSHIP Cultural Basis for Group Conflicts ... —Tribal Affiliations ... — Negativity and Nit-Pickers ... — Process Fixation ... — Mean-World Syndrome ... — The Rosenberg Experiment ... Setting the Groundwork to Minimize Personnel Problems ... Sources of Group Conflict ... — Old Guard vs. Young Turks ... — Management vs. Union ... — Central Office vs. Field ... — My Territory vs. Your Territory ... — Your Rules vs. My Needs ... — Planning the Confrontation ... — Conducting the Confrontation ... Leadership Summary ... TRAINING Not Enough Hours Available ... — Maximizing Training Time ... — Training in Stations ... — Tactics Scenarios ... — Single Large Scenario ... EXPANDING POLITICAL POWER Fighting the Political Battles at the State Level Fire Service Associations ... — Management Principles