Building Construction for the Fire Service

Author: Francis L. Brannigan

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763748852

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 667

View: 805

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

Author: Glenn P. Corbett,Francis L. Brannigan

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449641954

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 486

View: 504

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."

Building Construction

Methods and Materials for the Fire Service

Author: Michael Lewis Smith

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780137083787

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 231

View: 1169

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.

Crew Resource Management for the Fire Service

Author: Randy Okray,Thomas Lubnau

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9781593700065

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

View: 506

This resource aims to reduce injuries and fatalities on the fireground by preventing human error. It provides fire service professionals with the necessary communication, leadership, and decision-making tools to operate safely and effectively under stressful conditions. Although the concept of crew resource management has been around since the 1970s, this is the first book to apply C( to the fire service industry.

Exam Prep

Building Construction for the Fire Service

Author: Ben A. Hirst,Chris E. Tragesser

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763753412

Category: Study Aids

Page: 105

View: 3427

This Exam Prep is designed to thoroughly prepare you for a fire service building construction promotion or training examination by including the same type of multiple-choice questions you are likely to encounter on the actual exam.To help improve examination scores, this preparation guide follows Performance Training Systems, Inc.'s Systematic Approach to Examination Preparation.

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

View: 5605

Designed to thoroughly prepare you for a Fire Department Safety Officer certification, promotion, or training examination.

Fire Service Law

Second Edition

Author: Lawrence T. Bennett

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478634715

Category: Law

Page: 404

View: 1292

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.

Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics

Author: John Norman

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 1593702795

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 634

View: 6406

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.

The Art of Reading Buildings

Author: John Mittendorf,Dave Dodson

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 1593703422

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 444

View: 8384

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

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: 6941

"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

Author: Nfpa

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284114996

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 418

View: 9695

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

Study guide

Author: John Norman

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593700792

Category: Study Aids

Page: 220

View: 320

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.

Structural Firefighting

Author: N.A

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449642403


Page: 380

View: 1274

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)."

Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, 3rd Edition

Author: J. Curtis Varone

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 1593703473

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 706

View: 9943

The third edition of Legal Considerations for Fire & Emergency Services is a reader-friendly guide to the challenging legal issues that firefighters and emergency service personnel encounter. Written by J. Curtis Varone, a practicing attorney as well as an experienced firefighter, this book explores such key topics as fire department liability, search and seizure, sovereign immunity, overtime laws, collective bargaining, OSHA compliance, workers’ compensation, physical abilities testing, medical examinations, drug testing, discrimination, and sexual harassment. It is a perfect textbook for any course on fire service law as well as an indispensable desk reference for day-to-day fire department administration. Features of the new 3rd Edition: • Updated cases on several topics including residency requirements, employment discrimination, and more • Expanded treatment of hot topics such as digital imagery, social media, and electronic surveillance • Meets the latest requirements for FESHE’s Legal Aspects of the Fire Service curriculum • Many new photos and graphics to help connect cases to day-to-day issues in the fire service • Coverage of recent changes to search and seizure law, use of digital photos and social media by emergency personnel, and fire department liability

The Combat Position

Achieving Firefighter Readiness

Author: Christopher Brennan

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 1593702493

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

View: 4733

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.

Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills

Author: International Association of Fire Chiefs

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763753429

Category: Education

Page: 1068

View: 9340

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.

Fire Service Personnel Management

Author: Steven T. Edwards

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780135126776

Category: Medical

Page: 388

View: 631

Fire Service Personnel Management is written with basic public personnel management concepts and incorporates fire service applications and examples throughout, while serving as both a successful text in the classroom and as an excellent resource for promotional officer candidates. Updated topics include: fire service personnel development, professional qualifications, recruitment, and diversity issues. The book is a top-notch resource for promotional officer candidates and current managers in the fire service.

The Fire Service

History, Traditions & Beyond

Author: J. A. Rhodes

Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591139546

Category: History

Page: 172

View: 1382

This book is for everyone who wonders why fire engines are red, why a chief has five "bugles" while a captain has two, why fire hydrants are sometimes called "fire plugs" and why we toll bells and play bagpipes at firefighter funerals.