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This guide, essentially an enhanced version of Approved Document B (Volume 2), offers extra insurer-friendly technical guidance for construction professionals about how to protect commercial buildings from fire beyond the building regulations critical life safety measures.With the cost of major fires costing the British economy over GBP7 billion a year and high rates of consequent business failure, property protection is a key business objective for construction clients and their insurers, who will value appropriate measures that are designed in rather than added on as an afterthought.For the first time, this guide aligns guidance for property protection with the much more familiar Approved Document B. It succinctly and transparently annotates the existing document, providing a practical and easy-to-use shortcut to meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations, your clients and their insurers - all in one book.Co-published by the Fire Protection Association and supported by The RISKAuthority (Risk Insight, Strategy and Control Authority) is an annually funded research scheme administered by the FPA and supported by a significant group of UK insurers that conducts research in support of the development and dissemination of best practice on the protection of property and business. Updates in the 2015 edition include: * Fully updated to cover the 2013 revision of Approved Document B: Fire Safety (Volume 2) (2006 edition incorporating 2007, 2010 and 2013 amendments) * Also has the most up-to-date requirements of insurance providers' requirements, which have been updated to reflect modern methods of construction, the green agenda, timber frame (appendix K of ADB), modular construction etc.
Each new print copy of Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service, Enhanced Fifth Edition also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. For over forty years, Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service has been the fire service's most trusted and comprehensive building construction resource available. Now in its Enhanced Fifth Edition, this bestselling resource continues to honor Frank Brannigan's legacy by instilling his passion for detail and extensive practical experience. His motto, "Know your buildings," impacts every aspect of this text. This Enhanced 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. Enhanced emphasis on tactical considerations found throughout the text. Trust Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service, Enhanced Fifth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access to provide straightforward information on different building types and their unique hazards needed to keep fire fighters safe on the job.
Each new print copy of Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. A fire fighter's ability to recognize an incident involving hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is critical. They must possess the knowledge required to identify the presence of hazardous materials and WMD, and have an understanding of what their role is within the response plan. The second edition of Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations will provide fire fighters and first responders with these skills and enable them to keep themselves and others safe while mitigating these potentially deadly incidents. Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations, Second Edition meets and exceeds the requirements for first responders within the 2013 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. Additionally, the material presented also exceeds the hazardous materials response requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations provides in-depth coverage of: * The properties and effects of hazardous materials and WMDs * How to calculate potential danger and initiate a response plan * Selection, use, advantages, and disadvantages of personal protective equipment * Mass and technical decontamination * Evidence preservation and sampling * Product control * Victim rescue and recovery * Air monitoring and sampling * Illicit laboratory incidents The second edition features: * A new chapter on Fire Smoke designed to teach hazardous materials responders how to prevent, protect, detect, diagnose, and appropriately treat smoke inhalation. * Knowledge and Skills Objectives correlated to the 2013 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. * Detailed step-by-step skill drills with which include the corresponding NFPA job performance requirement. * Scenario based learning tools including You are the Responder, Responder in Action, and Voices of Experience case studies to encourage critical thinking skills. * Responder Tips and Safety Tips to provide helpful advice from hazardous materials veterans.
Each new print copy of Firefighting Strategies and Tactics, Enhanced Third Edition also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. Firefighting Strategies and Tactics, Enhanced Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access is the fire service's most complete and comprehensive "strategies and tactics" resource available for fire service professionals. This textbook offers clear, systematic guidance on how to take control of the fireground - even under the most adverse conditions. In addition to residential dwellings, the Enhanced Third Edition covers best practices to safely and effectively manage fires in residential dwellings, commercial buildings, high-rises, places of assembly, vehicles, and in the wild. Firefighting Strategies and Tactics, Enhanced Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access features: Complete coverage of the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Strategies and Tactics model curriculum. New and improved chapter organization, including a new chapter dedicated to Pre-Fire Planning. End-of-chapter case studies that help students apply what they have learned.
This Student Workbook Will Help Students Reinforce What They Will Learn In Both The Fundamentals Of Fire Fighter Skills, Third Edition Textbook And In The Classroom. The Exercises Are Designed To Encourage Critical Thinking And Aid Comprehension Through A Variety Of Exercises For Each Chapter, Including: Case Studies And Corresponding Questions Figure-Labeling Exercises Crossword Puzzles Matching, Fill-In-The-Blank, Short-Answer, And Multiple-Choice Questions Skill Drill Activities Answers For These Exercises Can Be Found In The Fundamentals Of Fire Fighter Skills, Third Edition Instructor'S Tool Kit.
Burlington, settled in 1642 and incorporated in 1799, began as a quiet farming community. For the first 100 years after the town's founding, no fire department existed, and by 1900, many important buildings had tragically been lost to fires. The loss of these historic landmarks prompted the beginning of a group of volunteer firefighters that protected the town until the first full-time fire department's establishment in 1951. Over the years, the department expanded to meet the demands of the town's rapid growth. Today the fire department consists of professionals constantly striving to improve the department and committed to serving the people of Burlington.
EVERY SECOND COUNTS WHEN YOU'RE RESPONDING TO AN EMERGENCY
INVOLVINGCONFINED SPACE-HERE'S THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO PERFORMING
The long-awaited second edition of Elevator & Escalator Rescue: A Comprehensive Guide is written by firefighters for firefighters and contains important information for technical rescue members, training officers, and fire company members alike. This book details the risks involved in elevator and escalator rescues and how to face them successfully. Key Features and Benefits: A comprehensive guide for dealing with elevator and escalator emergencies, including a complete review and updating of all chapters. Coverage spanning the evolution of elevators from their most primitive stages to include today's high-tech innovations, modular, wind turbine, pneumatic and destination control systems as well as STM suspension belts. A new chapter (Chapter 35) containing information and the description about the Fire Service Access Elevator (FSAE). What they are, where will they be found, and building code changes that will help safeguard the firefighters using these elevators. This will include the use of a Narrative Sheet to ensure compliance with requirements. A new chapter (Chapter 33) on the Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO) and Occupant Evacuation Elevator (OEE) elevators. These systems are already in place in new design ultra high-rise buildings in the US. They will be used to evacuate the occupants in these buildings. An updated elevator glossary of elevator and escalator terminology. Chapter ending questions to test students' comprehension.
An unforgettable journey through the daily lives of the brave men and women who have made saving lives their profession.
The third edition of Fire Protection Systems meets and exceeds the National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) course objectives and outcomes for the Associate's (Core) course Fire Protection Systems (C0288). The Third Edition provides a comprehensive and concise overview of the design and operation of various types of fire protection systems, including fire alarm and detection systems, automatic fire sprinkler systems, special hazard fire protection systems, smoke control and management systems, and security and emergency response systems. The Third Edition includes: An emphasis on testing and inspection-Testing and inspection are stressed throughout and are reinforced through discussions of design and installation standards, testing and inspection processes and requirements, and common system impairments. Updated model code overview-An overview of the model code development process is presented to assist students in understanding the origin and ongoing significance of building, fire, and life safety issues and requirements. Case Studies-Each chapter begins with a case study that highlights actual events and lessons learned to emphasize the importance of designing, installing, inspecting, and maintaining fire protection systems to effectively fight fires. Additional case studies close each chapter and provide students a means to test their knowledge of the chapter concepts in the context of a fictional case. Full-color photos and illustrations, in a larger 8 1/2 x 10 7/8 trim size, help identify the various systems and their associated components.
Structural Design for Fire Safety, 2nd edition Andrew H. Buchanan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Anthony K. Abu, University of Canterbury, New Zealand A practical and informative guide to structural fire engineering This book presents a comprehensive overview of structural fire engineering. An update on the first edition, the book describes new developments in the past ten years, including advanced calculation methods and computer programs. Further additions include: calculation methods for membrane action in floor slabs exposed to fires; a chapter on composite steel-concrete construction; and case studies of structural collapses. The book begins with an introduction to fire safety in buildings, from fire growth and development to the devastating effects of severe fires on large building structures. Methods of calculating fire severity and fire resistance are then described in detail, together with both simple and advanced methods for assessing and designing for structural fire safety in buildings constructed from structural steel, reinforced concrete, or structural timber. Structural Design for Fire Safety, 2nd edition bridges the information gap between fire safety engineers, structural engineers and building officials, and it will be useful for many others including architects, code writers, building designers, and firefighters. Key features: Updated references to current research, as well as new end-of-chapter questions and worked examples. Authors experienced in teaching, researching, and applying structural fire engineering in real buildings. A focus on basic principles rather than specific building code requirements, for an international audience. An essential guide for structural engineers who wish to improve their understanding of buildings exposed to severe fires and an ideal textbook for introductory or advanced courses in structural fire engineering.
In 1971, Francis L. Brannigan created Building Construction for the Fire Service, a groundbreaking resource offering the most comprehensive knowledge of building construction available to fire fighters. With his dedication to fire fighter safety and saving lives, the legacy of Frank Brannigan continues with the sixth edition of Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service. The Sixth Edition meets and exceeds the National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) course objectives and outcomes for the Associate's Core-Level course called Building Construction for Fire Protection (C0275). Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service, Sixth Edition is an integral resource for fire officers, instructors, those studying for promotion, individuals taking civil service examinations, fire science students, and both current and prospective fire fighters. It is part of an integrated teaching and learning system that combines dynamic features and content to support instructors and to help prepare students for their career in firefighting. This new edition features: Chapter 7 Non-Fire Building Systems (new) describes several categories of non-fire systems in buildings, including electrical systems, plumbing systems, conveyances, refrigeration systems, and Ventilation (HVAC) systems, in addition to the hazards the systems pose for fire fighters. New or expanded content on: Aluminum-clad polyethylene panels Scaffolding Cranes and their use Modular construction using stacked shipping containers Light-weight wood-frame construction Fire escapes and stair design Cross-laminated timber and heavy timber construction Methods of protecting steel against fire New "green" materials and methods such as hempcrete and biofilters Structural wall framing systems with insulated studs Air-supported structures for sporting events Massive single-structure lightweight wood frame apartment buildings Firefighting recommendations in lightweight wood frame residential buildings Building construction and its relationship to flow path Historical perspective on fire resistance testing and its shortcomings Roofing material tests Safety issues of post-fire investigation of significantly damaged/collapsed buildings Scenario-Based Learning. Case Studies are found at the beginning and end of each chapter to encourage and foster critical-thinking skills. Tactical Considerations. This feature offers suggestions for firefighting, safety concerns, and related additional material for application on the fireground. Wrap-Up. Chapter Summaries, Key Terms, Challenging Questions, and Suggesting Readings promote comprehension and mastery of course objectives and outcomes.
This study guide has been produced to modernize, streamline, and simplify the original text whilst continuing to remain USCG compliant as well as now adhering to the new STCW requirements. The long since out-of-print original text, Marine Fire Prevention, Firefighting and Fire Safety, was published over forty years ago by the Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Although the basic principles in marine firefighting have not changed, this study guide offers up-to-date information for a better understanding of the principles and methodologies involved. It also utilizes current-day examples, equipment, and techniques, breaking down the text into twelve easy-to-follow lessons: basic shipboard firefighting organization and safety, causes of fires and methods of prevention, theories of fire, combating fire, extinguishing agents, extinguishing appliances, fire detection systems, fixed fire extinguishing systems, safety and firefighting equipment, and respirators and the self-contained breathing apparatus. These lessons will provide students the knowledge to not only successfully fight shipboard fires, but prevent such fires and in doing so, keep his/her ship and all that ply the seas onboard safe.
"Workers at Risk" is a powerful and moving documentary of workers
routinely exposed to toxic chemicals. Products and services we all
depend on--glass bottles, computers, processed foods and fresh
flowers, dry cleaning, medicines, even sculpture and silkscreened
toys--are produced by workers in constant contact with more than
63,000 commercial chemicals. For many of them, the risk of death is
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Presenting a comprehensive overview of the fire resistance of building structures, this key text brings together a large volume of material from many sources on this increasingly important topic. Opening with the fundamentals of fires and fire safety, the book gives an introduction to real fire exposure and the response of strutures to such fires, outlining the important contribution of structural fire resistance to overall fire safety. Methods of calculating fire severity and achieving fire resistance are described, including fire performance of the main structural materials including structural steel, reinforced concrete and timber construction. Particularly valuable elements of the book are its design sections (incorporating international methods), where the arlier material is synthesised and recommendations are rmade for rational design of building structures exposed to fires.
This is an essential book for structural engineers who wish to improve their understanding of buildings exposed to severe fires. It is also an ideal textbook for introductory courses in fire safety for a civil or structural engineering degree programme, and is vital reading for final year students in fire protection and fire safety engineering. Furthermore, it successfully bridges the information gap between fire safety engineers, structural engineers and building inspectors, and will be of significant interest to architects, code officials, building designers and firefighters.
Each new print copy of Principles of Fire Behavior and Combustion, Enhanced Fourth Edition also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. Based on the National Fire Academy's Fire Behavior and Combustion model curriculum. Without a comprehensive grasp of how fires start and spread, informed decisions on how to best control and extinguish fires can not be made. Principles of Fire Behavior and Combustion, Enhanced Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access will provide readers with a thorough understanding of the chemical and physical properties of flammable materials and fire, the combustion process, and the latest in suppression and extinguishment. The Fourth Edition of this time-tested resource is the most current and accurate source of fire behavior information available to fire science students and on-the-job fire fighters today. The Enhanced Fourth Edition features: Complete coverage of the National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Fire Behavior and Combustion model curriculum. A clear, reader-friendly style to help simplify even the most challenging subject matter. Practice problems incorporated throughout the text to help bridge the gap between theory and application on the fireground.
Three Key Messages: This is important. You can do it. I won't give up on you. Training ordinary people to do extraordinary things requires an understanding of how we learn. Developing Firefighter Resiliency starts with the basic psychophysical aspects of learning. The fire service has unwittingly used a failure-based training model for many years. Hands-on training exercises are often based on unachievable objectives. Trainers are often not educated about the psychology of adult learning or the effect of stress during learning. Consequently, participants face learning activities with mastery-level skill requirement to succeed when competency has yet to be established. This amounts to a never-ending diet of tests without actual skill development. Accessing knowledge under extreme circumstances cannot be left to chance, because the penalty for failure is severe. This book provides the roadmap for a journey to train, establish relevancy for the lessons, develop competency in the skills, and capitalize on confidence to achieve mastery. We study the impact of a stressful environment on the ability to learn and function.
This textbook is directly aligned to the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management, with each element of the syllabus explained in detail. Each chapter guides the student through the syllabus with references to legal frameworks and guidelines. Images, tables, case studies and key information are highlighted within the text to make learning more productive. Covering fire behaviour, safety, management, risk assessment, prevention and the changes to HSG65, the book can also be used as a daily reference by professionals. Written by experts in the field of fire safety Complete coverage that goes beyond the syllabus content making it a useful resource after study Illustrated throughout to enhance understanding
This book discusses resilience in terms of structures' and infrastructures' responses to extreme loading conditions. These include static and dynamic loads such as those generated by blasts, terrorist attacks, seismic events, impact loadings, progressive collapse, floods and wind. In the last decade, the concept of resilience and resilient-based structures has increasingly gained in interest among engineers and scientists. Resilience describes a given structure's ability to withstand sudden shocks. In other words, it can be measured by the magnitude of shock that a system can tolerate. This book offers a valuable resource for the development of new engineering practices, codes and regulations, public policy, and investigation reports on resilience, and provides broad and integrated coverage of the effects of dynamic loadings, and of the modeling techniques used to compute the structural response to these loadings.
Fire Engineering's Skill Drills DVD Set for Firefighter I and II is intended to give viewers access to practical, real-world, time-tested knowledge and skills.
Storage Tank Emergencies, Second Edition is designed to provide public safety and industry emergency response personnel with the background information, general procedures and response guidelines to be followed when operating at incident involving bulk storage tanks and facilities. Textbook information will assist the user in meeting the knowledge requirements outlined in NFPA 472, Chapter 16 - Competencies for Hazardous Materials Technicians with a Flammable Liquids Bulk Storage Specialty.
This book investigates the feasibility of developing a tool that enables fire departments to estimate the value of their services to a community in terms of environmental and financial impact. This book provides a summary of this effort, which resulted in development of a prototype tool for fire department use. The impact of fire on a community is usually measured in terms of the number of fires, human casualties, and property damage. There are, however, more subtle impacts of fire that are not so easily estimated but contribute to the measure of overall performance of the fire service in protecting a community. While environmental and economic impact assessment methodologies exist as separate systems, they generally require a high level of knowledge that is outside the scope of most fire departments. A relatively simple methodology for estimating the environmental and economic impact of fires helps communities understand the degree to which fire department activities can benefit a community's environmental and economic well-being. The scope and approach for this prototype tool is explained, including risk assessment, cost benefit analysis, life cycle assessment, integration and implementation, and sensitivity and uncertainty analysis. It includes multiple case studies and offers statistical support for future expansion of the tool. Fire service professionals will find this a useful new approach to presenting value in a community, as well as a method for examining their own financial and environmental plans.
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