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Fire & Rescue Services at VGCC

  • Fire/Rescue Services
    Fire Services classes are designed for training beginning firefighters and upgrading experienced firefighters in all areas of firefighting procedures and equipment; and for providing required training for firefighter certification at levels I and II.
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    This is the link to the schedule of Fire & Rescue classes.
 

Fire & Rescue Services : Library Resources

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Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations - IFSTA
Call Number: TH 9310.5 .E882 2013
ISBN: 0133140806
Publication Date: 2013-01-04
This manual includes: all new learning objectives, key terms noted in boxes in the margins of each chapter, case histories, and all new review questions in each chapter designed to enhance a student’s understanding. The content is presented in a single column format proven most effective for reading comprehension for adult learners. Warnings, Cautions, and Safety Alerts emphasize safety at all times for new firefighters mastering basic skills. Skill sheets show safe methods for performing each firefighter skill. Each chapter clearly delineates Fire Fighter I knowledge and skills from Fire Fighter II addressing each in separate sections of the chapters. Photographs are enhanced with graphics, all illustrations are new and improved there are additional tables to make content more relevant for visual learners.

Standard First Aid, Cpr, and Aed - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS); American College American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP); Alton L. Thygerson; Steven M. Thygerson
Call Number: RC 86.7 .T49 2017 Allied Health
ISBN: 9781284041613
Publication Date: 2016-03-23
More than a stand-alone text, this student manual is the center of an integrated teaching and learning system that offers many resources to better support instructors and prepare students. This manual includes: Coverage of the 2015 CPR and ECC Guidelines: Clear, concise direction on how to perform CPR and use an AED during an emergency. Current information on injuries and illnesses: Core information for first aiders presented in a clear and straightforward format.

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McGraw-Hill Education's EMT-Basic Exam Review - Peter A. DiPrima
Call Number: RC 86.7 .D556 2015 Allied Health Reference
ISBN: 9780071847193
Publication Date: 2015-08-10
"Based on in-the-trenches insights from a seasoned EMT instructor, this streamlined, skill-building study guide helps you think through pre-hospital medicine while covering every must-know topic on the exam. Each chapter begins with a clinical scenario followed by a bulleted overview of key topics and is summarized by retention-enhancing Q&As at the end of every chapter."

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McGraw-Hill Education's EMT-Paramedic Exam Review - Peter A. DiPrima
Call Number: RC 86.9 .D57 2016 Allied Health
ISBN: 9780071849029
Publication Date: 2015-09-16
"This concise, skill-building learning tool helps you think through pre-hospital medicine while covering every must-know topic on the exam―from pharmacology to hazardous materials awareness.

Each chapter begins with a clinical scenario followed by a bulleted overview of key topics and is summarized by chapter-ending Q&As. Also included are valuable exam preparation tips, the do's and don'ts of answering multiple-choice questions, and much more."

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Firefighting - Neil Wallington
Call Number: TH 9310.5 .W325 2005
ISBN: 1844761568
Publication Date: 2005-09-01
"Describes the development of the fire engine, from manual wheeled pumps with leather hose, through horse power and steam power, to the powerful and efficient firefighting machines of today."

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Opportunities in Fire Protection Services Careers - Ronny J. Coleman
Call Number: TH9119 .C65 2003
ISBN: 0071405836
Publication Date: 2003-03-01
"Offers job seekers essential information about a variety of careers within this field and includes training and education requirements, salary statistics, and professional and Internet resources."

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: RC 86.7 .A43 2017 Allied Health
ISBN: 9781284080179
Publication Date: 2016-02-16
"Based on the National EMS Education Standards and the 2015 CPR/ECC Guidelines, the Eleventh Edition offers complete coverage of every competency statement with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures students’ comprehension and encourages critical thinking. New cognitive and didactic material is presented, along with new skills and features, to create a robust and innovative EMT training solution."

Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets - Nancy L. Caroline; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: RC 86.7 .C38 2013 v.1 Allied Health
ISBN: 9781449609221
Publication Date: 2011-12-28
"This fully updated edition covers every competency statement of the National EMS Education Standards for paramedics with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. This edition emphasizes the ideal that becoming a paramedic is a continual pursuit of growth and excellence throughout an entire career. Concepts of team leadership and professionalism are woven throughout the chapters, challenging students to become more compassionate, conscientious health care professionals as well as superior clinicians."

Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets - Nancy Caroline
Call Number: RC 86.7 .C38 2013 v.2 Allied Health
ISBN: 9781449641511
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
"This fully updated edition covers every competency statement of the National EMS Education Standards for paramedics with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. This edition emphasizes the ideal that becoming a paramedic is a continual pursuit of growth and excellence throughout an entire career. Concepts of team leadership and professionalism are woven throughout the chapters, challenging students to become more compassionate, conscientious health care professionals as well as superior clinicians."

Fire & Rescue Databases

  • Academic Search Premier
    General database covering all major academic subjects and offering full text access for over 4,700 publications, with indexing and abstracts for more than 12,000. To learn more about using Academic Search Premier, visit the tutorials on the EBSCOhost support page.
  • Credo Reference
    Credo Reference is a general reference solution for learners and librarians. Its full-text, aggregated content covers every major subject from the world's best publishers of reference.
  • Crime in North Carolina (Uniform Crime Report)
    The Uniform Crime Reporting Program collects data on the age, race, and sex of persons arrested for all crimes except traffic violations. (Internet Resource)
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
    Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online. For tutorials and other help on using EBSCO ebooks on different computers and devices, visit the eBooks on EBSCOhost support page.
  • ebrary Academic and Public Library Complete
    Scholarly ebook titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills.
  • Films on Demand
    Thousands of high quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.

    To find resources, use keywords such as "fire prevention" or "fire safety."
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Searchable collection of online reference titles.
  • Learning Express Library
    Practice tests and self-paced courses for students & adult learners. This page contains practice firefighter exams. Users can search for other resources by typing keywords into the search box, such as EMT.
  • ProQuest Career & Technical Education Database
    Vocational information on technical topics, such as computing science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales and retail, accounting, graphic design, and photography.

Related Periodicals

  • Fire Engineering (1995-present)
    "For over 133 years, Fire Engineering magazine has provided training, education, and management information for fire and emergency services personnel worldwide. Articles are written by experts in the fire service and focus on lessons-learned."
  • Fire Management Today (1999-present)
    "Fire Management Today has provided a forum open to anyone with anything useful to share with other wildland fire professional. In the process, the journal has not only facilitated information exchange, but also helped build a common history and culture in the wildland fire community."
  • Fire Technology (January 2001 - 1 year ago)
    "Fire Technology publishes original contributions, both theoretical and empirical, that contribute to the solution of problems in fire safety science and engineering. It is the leading journal in the field, publishing applied research dealing with the full range of actual and potential fire hazards facing humans and the environment."
  • Firehouse (January 2005-present)
    "Every issue of Firehouse magazine ensures that you are aware of the biggest news stories that are relevant to a firefighter. Whether firefighting is your profession or you enjoy volunteering in your time on the weekends, any type of fireman can benefit from the information in this publication."
  • International Journal of Emergency Services (2012-1 year ago)
    "The International Journal of Emergency Services (IJES) provides a platform for the development of scholarship in the management of all emergency services both universal services such as Fire and Rescue, Police, and Ambulance services as well as more specialized services such as the Coastguard, Air-Sea or Mountain Rescue."

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