Outline of firefighting

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to firefighting:

Firefighting – act of extinguishing fires. A firefighter fights these fires to prevent destruction of life, property and the environment. Firefighting is a highly technical skill that requires professionals who have spent years training in both general firefighting techniques and specialized areas of expertise.

Essence of firefighting[edit]

Types of uncontrolled fires[edit]

Firefighting organizations[edit]


Fire departments[edit]

Unions and professional associations[edit]


Training establishments[edit]

History of firefighting[edit]

History of fire brigades

General firefighting concepts[edit]

Policy and legislation[edit]

Operational command and procedures[edit]

Firefighting lists[edit]

Glossary of firefighting terms

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