Parts of this article (those related to need for additional subtopics) need to be updated.(September 2017)
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.