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Building Construction for the Fire Service

Building Construction for the Fire Service

  • Author: Francis L. Brannigan
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN: 9780763748852
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 667
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Protect against the life-threatening dangers of building collapse! Brannigan's book can save your life! Extensively updated, revised, and expanded, this 3rd edition text shows you how to recognize the signs of building collapse before it happens--so you can get out while there's still time. You'll be informed about critical topics such as: The toxic combustion products of vermin- and moisture-resistant treated wood The outcome of multi-million-dollar lawsuits involving some fire-retardant treated plywood The total collapse hazard to post-tensioned concrete buildings under construction The dynamics of the "stack effect", and more! Photographs and illustrations help you visualize key concepts, so you can spot dangers on the job. A "must" for fire fighters, engineers, and all those concerned with building collapse, this book gives you the facts you need to avoid construction hazards. Work smart... order today!

Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service

Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service

  • Author: Francis Brannigan,Glenn Corbett
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 0763778028
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 348
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The 4th edition includes new student and instructor resources and enhancements, updated content, color illustrations and reorganized chapters.

Building Construction

Building Construction

Methods and Materials for the Fire Service

  • Author: Michael Lewis Smith
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9780137083787
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 231
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Text only. This product does NOT include a Resource Central Access Code Card. To purchase the text with a Resource Central Access Code Card, please use ISBN: 0-13-283007-8 Building Construction: Methods and Materials for the Fire Service, Second Edition, emphasizes the impact that an understanding of the principles of building construction has on firefighting strategy. Written by an author with extensive knowledge and experience in both the fire service and construction industries, it explains building materials and processes that are involved in the construction of structures and provides students with the knowledge required to operate safely and effectively within residential or commercial buildings. Discussions of actual incidents experienced by the author and case studies containing critical thinking questions give students a better understanding of what to expect in the field.

Fire Service Law

Fire Service Law

Second Edition

  • Author: Lawrence T. Bennett
  • Publisher: Waveland Press
  • ISBN: 1478634715
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 404
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The frequency of lawsuits in the private and public sectors is proliferating, and the fire service is not immune. The protections afforded by Sovereign Immunity have eroded, and fire departments are rightfully being held to quality standards. They face an increasing number of responsibilities that expose them to litigation. Given his legal background and ongoing active role in the fire service, the author is in a unique position to provide expertise on how to avoid legal problems by learning from the experiences of others. The second edition of Fire Service Law continues to provide much-needed coverage of the key areas in which a firefighter or fire department is likely to encounter litigation. The fundamental legal principles presented will serve as an excellent foundation for proper decision making and protocol in a fire service organization. The real-life case studies and relevant examples taken from today’s headlines are valuable tools in the study of fire and EMS law. End-of-chapter review questions correspond to the case studies, and Expand Your Learning exercises are included for student and group assignments. Readers of this authoritative guide can stay abreast of the latest court decisions affecting fire department operations by accessing the author’s Fire, EMS, & Safety Law Newsletter website.

Exam Prep

Exam Prep

Fire Department Safety Officer

  • Author: Ben A. Hirst,International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN: 9780763728465
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 106
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Designed to thoroughly prepare you for a Fire Department Safety Officer certification, promotion, or training examination.

Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service

Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service

  • Author: Glenn P. Corbett,Francis L. Brannigan
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1449641954
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 486
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For over forty years, Brannigan s Building Construction of the Fire Service has been the fire service s most trusted and comprehensive building construction resource available. Now in its Fifth Edition, this bestselling resource continues to honor Frank Brannigan s legacy by continuing his passion for detail and extensive practical experience. His motto, Know your buildings, impacts every aspect of this text. This Fifth Edition now features: Coverage of the National Fire Academy s Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Building Construction for Fire Protection course objectives, New stand-alone chapter on New, Light, Green (Solar), and Modular Construction, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition."

Structural Firefighting

Structural Firefighting

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1449642403
  • Category:
  • Page: 380
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Safe and effective structural firefighting requires a complex thought process. It is not a simple matter of how to. Decisions depend on many factors, from the type of building, to the likelihood of occupancy, to the water supply. The third edition of Structural Firefighting: Strategy and Tactics leads readers through all phases of planning, evaluation and implementation to enable them to effectively manage structure fire incidents safe and effective manner, regardless of size or complexity. The third edition has been revised to thoroughly cover the practical applications and limitations of the latest research from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)."

Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills

Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills

  • Author: International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN: 9780763753429
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 1068
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With the release of the Second Edition, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, the National Fire Protection Association®, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs have joined forces to raise the bar for the fire service once again.Safety Is Fundamentals!The Second Edition features a laser-like focus on fire fighter injury prevention, including a dedicated chapter on safety. Reducing fire fighter injuries and deaths requires the dedicated efforts of every fire fighter, of every fire department, and of the entire fire community working together. It is with this goal in mind that we have integrated the 16 Fire Fighter Life Safety Initiatives developed by the National Fallen Fire Fighter Foundation into Chapter 2, Fire Fighter Safety. In most of the chapters, actual National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System cases are discussed to drive home important points about safety and the lessons learned from those real-life incidents. It is our profound hope that this textbook will contribute to the goal of reducing line-of-duty deaths by 25 percent in the next 5 years.Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, Second Edition thoroughly supports instructors and prepares students for the job. This one-volume text meets and exceeds the Fire Fighter I and II professional qualifications levels as outlined in the 2008 edition of NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. It also covers all of the Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) listed in the 2008 edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, at the awareness and operations levels, including Section 6.2, Mission-Specific Competencies: Personal Protective Equipment and Section 6.6, Mission-Specific Competencies: Product Control.Click here to view a sample chapter from Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, Second Edition.

Firefighting Strategies and Tactics

Firefighting Strategies and Tactics

  • Author: James S. Angle,Program Director Fire Training Center St Petersburg College St Petersburg Florida Florida James S Angle,Michael F. Gala Jr.,David Harlow,William B. Lombardo
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1284036448
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 576
  • View: 6312
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"This text meets the course outcomes of the National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) associate level strategy and tactics course. It provides an overview of common firefighting concepts from fire dynamics to extinguishing agents, to incident management, to fire fighter safety, to building construction, to preincident planning to post incident analysis"--Back cover.

Management in the Fire Service

Management in the Fire Service

  • Author: Nfpa
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN: 1284114996
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 418
  • View: 3176
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The Fifth Edition of Management in the Fire Service meets and exceeds the objectives and outcomes for the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Principles of Fire Service Administration course. The textbook provides a comprehensive and concise overview of the common functions and related concerns that must be considered by the fire officer. Specific consideration is given to incident command, fire prevention, fire and life safety education, preincident planning, management of physical and financial resources, personnel management, employee relations, training, and additional services beyond firefighting. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Fire officer's handbook of tactics

Fire officer's handbook of tactics

Study guide

  • Author: John Norman
  • Publisher: PennWell Books
  • ISBN: 1593700792
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 220
  • View: 6410
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Modern firefighting is a continually evolving science with new technologies constantly being applied to the fire service. In the latest edition of this perennial favorite, Norman examines these new technologies and how they affect fire ground tactics. He also details the new role firefighters play in homeland security.

Fire Fighter Safety and Survival

Fire Fighter Safety and Survival

  • Author: Don Zimmerman
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1284036421
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 512
  • View: 8211
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Fire Fighter Safety and Survival is an essential guide designed to keep fire fighters safe from the many hazards they will face on-the-job. Developed around the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, this textbook provides scores of real-life examples from the fire service and other high-risk industries to illustrate the dangers of fire fighting. More importantly, these examples help readers to stay safe in similar situations by offering helpful information on risk management, how to incorporate safety procedures within their department, and how to foster a culture of safety to ensure that Everyone Goes Home. The Second Edition features: Coverage of the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Firefighter Safety and Survival model curriculum. Updated statistics, references, and examples from recent events Over 100 real-life examples from the fire service and nuclear, medical, military, and airline industries to provide readers with a complete understanding of risk management, safety systems, and situational awareness principles. Fire science students, seasoned professionals, and rookies alike can turn to Fire Fighter Safety and Survival, Second Edition for the knowledge and tools needed to make a difference in their departments without sacrificing cherished, long-standing traditions."

Fire Department Incident Safety Officer

Fire Department Incident Safety Officer

  • Author: David W. Dodson
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1284041956
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 384
  • View: 3625
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The third edition of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest trends, information, and best-practices needed by current and aspiring Incident Safety Officers (ISO’s). Developed in partnership with the Fire Department Safety Officer’s Association and based on the 2015 Edition of NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications, this authoritative resource focuses uniquely on the roles, responsibilities, and duties for fire service officers assigned to the incident command staff position of safety officer. From smoke reading to alternative energy sources to green construction buildings, Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, Third Edition is loaded with up-to-date information needed to keep fire department members safe, including: A new chapter dedicated to the Incident Safety Officer at Training Drills and Special Events Entire chapters devoted to important topics like reading smoke, reading buildings,

The Art of Reading Buildings

The Art of Reading Buildings

  • Author: John Mittendorf,Dave Dodson
  • Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
  • ISBN: 1593703422
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 444
  • View: 8517
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The Art of Reading Buildings focuses on the practical art of reading a building and applying its positive and negative attributes in developing a size-up for fireground operations that center on structure fires. First-due company officers, incident commanders, and safety officers will appreciate the practical “street-wise” lessons captured in the book. Chief officers, training officers, engineers, firefighters, and fire science degree candidates will benefit from the wide range of building construction topics covered in this text. Features include: • Understand the technical and practical aspects of building construction • Learn on-the-spot building construction assessment using the authors’ custom Rapid Street-Read Guides • Develop a quick construction size-up for immediate application to fireground operations • Recognize firefighter traps in newer and alternative construction methods • This text covers objectives for the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Building Construction for Fire Protection course

Building Construction Related to the Fire Service

Building Construction Related to the Fire Service

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: International Fire Service Training Assn
  • ISBN: 9780879393717
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 439
  • View: 8449
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[This book] "designed to meet the objectives put forth in the model course outlines for Building Construction for Fire Protection as established by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) initiative led by the United States Fire Administration."--P. x.

The Combat Position

The Combat Position

Achieving Firefighter Readiness

  • Author: Christopher Brennan
  • Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
  • ISBN: 1593702493
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 259
  • View: 8268
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Firefighting is combat and should be viewed as a warrior's calling. Firefighters put themselves in harm's way to protect others, a selflessness rooted in the same noble drive as the military warriors who defend our nation. This book about combat is meant to be a guide for those who seek to follow a warrior's path, the path of the fire service warrior. Today's firefighter must be a warrior who will unflinchingly put his very life in harm's way to accomplish a mission, but who is also fully informed about the path being chosen. Embracing the philosophy of the fire service warrior, and striving for the ready position--the synthesis of physical and mental readiness that allows for optimum fireground performance--can reduce firefighter injuries and fatalities. The Combat Position: Achieving Firefighter Readiness will be an invaluable tool for firefighters, company officers, chief officers, and instructors.

A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering

A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering

  • Author: Christopher Gorse,David Johnston,Martin Pritchard,Martin Pritchard (BEng (Hons), PhD.)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199534462
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 497
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The latest addition to the Oxford Paperback Reference series, this A to Z is the most up-to-date dictionary of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available. Written by an experienced team of experts in the respective fields, it covers in over 9,800 entries the key areas of construction technology and practice, civil and construction engineering, construction management techniques and processes, and legal aspects such as contracts and procurement. Illustrations complement entries where necessary and other extra features include a bibliography, appendices providing a list of commonly used conventions, formulae, and symbols, as well as entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website. Its wide coverage makes it the ideal reference for students of construction and related areas, as well as for professionals in the field.

Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics

Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics

  • Author: John Norman
  • Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
  • ISBN: 1593702795
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 634
  • View: 6825
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John Norman has updated his best-selling book, a guide for the firefighter and fire officer who, having learned the basic mechanics of the trade, are looking for specific methods for handling specific situations. In this new fourth edition, readers will find a new chapter on lightweight construction, a new chapter on electrical fires and emergencies, updates to many chapters including such topics as wind-driven fires, and many new illustrations.

Crucible of Fire

Crucible of Fire

Nineteenth-Century Urban Fires and the Making of the Modern Fire Service

  • Author: Bruce Hensler
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1597976849
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 260
  • View: 7935
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Urban conflagrations, such as the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the Great Boston Fire the following year, terrorized the citizens of nineteenth-century American cities. However, urban rebirth in the aftermath of great fires offered a chance to shape the future. Ultimately residents and planners created sweeping changes in the methods of constructing buildings, planning city streets, engineering water distribution systems, underwriting fire insurance, and firefighting itself. Crucible of Fire describes how the practical knowledge gained from fighting nineteenth-century fires gave form and function to modern fire protection efforts. Changes in materials and building design resulted directly from tragedies such as fires in supposedly fireproof hotels. Thousands of buildings burned, millions of dollars were lost, the fire insurance industry faltered, and the nature of volunteerism changed radically before municipal authorities took the necessary actions. The great fires formed a crucible of learning for firefighters, engineers, architects, underwriters, and citizens. Veteran firefighter Bruce Hensler shows how the modern American fire service today is a direct result of the lessons of history and a rethinking of the efficacy of volunteerism in fighting fires. Crucible of Fire is an eye-opening look at today's fire service and a thorough examination of what firefighters, civic leaders, and ordinary citizens can do to protect their homes and communities from the mistakes of the past.

Collapse of Burning Buildings, 2nd Edition

Collapse of Burning Buildings, 2nd Edition

A Guide to Fireground Safety

  • Author: Vincent Dunn
  • Publisher: PennWell Books
  • ISBN: 1593702337
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 347
  • View: 5157
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1. General collapse information 2. Terms of construction and building design 3. Building construction: firefighting problems and structural hazards 4. Masonry wall collapse 5. Collapse dangers of parapet walls 6. Wood floor collapse 7. Sloping peak roof collapse 8. Timber truss roof collapse 9. Flat roof collapse 10. Lightweight steel roof and floor collapse 11. Lightweight wood truss collapse 12. Ceiling collapse 13. Stairway collapse 14. Fire escape dangers 15. Wood-frame building collapse 16. Collapse hazards of buildings under construction 17. Collapse caused by master stream operations 18. Search-and-rescue at a building collapse 19. Safety precautions prior to collapse 20. Why the World Trade Center Towers collapsed 21. High-rise building collapse 22. Post-fire analysis 23. Early floor collapse EPILOGUE: Are architects, engineers, and code-writing officials friends of the firefighters?.