Collapse Of Burning Buildings 2nd Edition

Author: Vincent Dunn
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 1593702337
Size: 12.97 MB
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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?.

Safety And Survival On The Fireground

Author: Vincent Dunn
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9780912212234
Size: 62.63 MB
Format: PDF
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Learn from one of the leading authorities on how to identify hazards and avoid them. Dunn discusses the 15 most common hazards faced by firefighters, including cellar fires, collapse, peaked roofs, wildfires, interior operations, ladder operations, forcible entry, and others. Contents: Death and injury statistics Collapse rescue dangers Responding and returning dangers Searching for the fire location Advancing the initial attack hose line Operating above a fire Peaked roof operations Cellar fire dangers Propone gas Wildfire dangers Aerial ladder climbing Forcible entry dangers Master stream operation Outside venting danger Dangers of fire escapes Overhauling dangers Risk analysis Interior fire Exterior fire Safe firefighting procedures Firefighters' death and injury.

Truck Company Operations

Author: John Mittendorf
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 1593702183
Size: 22.68 MB
Format: PDF
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This basic, no-nonsense book is a necessity for all firefighters assigned to the truck, as well as members of fire departments who perform the numerous responsibilities of the truck on the fireground. Throughout the book, training tips are included to help you perform the various operations efficiently and effectively. Includes a study guide.

Strategy Of Firefighting

Author: Vincent Dunn
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 1593701071
Size: 68.66 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a "how to" book written by a "know how" person for anyone who practices firefighting strategy. Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn is passing on to the next generation of firefighters the lessons ("strategy summaries") he learned from his years of firefighting experience. He describes firefighting strategies for the most common types of fire scenarios and identifies specific firefighting problems presented to an incident commander by occupancy and construction type. More importantly, he explains firefighting solutions and offers firefighting plans, standard procedures, action plans, ideas, guidelines, explanations, key steps, and systems of firefighting procedures. This book is not about tactics. It's about strategy - plans of firefighting, logical ways to solve problems at fires.

Firefighting Operations In High Rise And Standpipe Equipped Buildings

Author: David M. McGrail
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 1593700547
Size: 68.97 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book establishes a proper firefighting mindset and promotes maintaining preparedness for the extreme physical and mental demands of firefighting operations in high-rise and standpipe-equipped buildings ... Among the many valuable topics covered in this book are: standpipe system pressure regulating devices, pressure restricting devices and pressure reducing valves; cautious and disciplined elevator use during high-rise operations; elevator rescue operations; proper engine company suppression selection, including techniques to operate more powerful firefighting weapons with limited manpower; air support operations during high-rise emergencies, with or without an internal resource.

Managing Major Fires

Author: John Coleman
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9780912212968
Size: 20.70 MB
Format: PDF
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With 25 years of experience, Deputy Chief Coleman offers a common sense approach to handling larger, more unusual second and third alarm, or mutual-aid fires. He covers organization and structure, incident management, safety issues such as accountability systems, the rules of engagement for risk assessment and managing the Mayday, as well as fires in distinct occupancy types. Case Studies are designed for departments of any size. Contents: Part 1: The form of he response Review of the incident management system. Contents: Part I: The form of the response Review of incident management system Sectoring large incidents Resource allocation The rules of engagement-Risk assessment in the fire service Accountability at major incidents Managing the Mayday. Part 2: The Fireground Fighting Fires in: Older apartment buildings; Garden apartments; strip malls; Vacent commercial occupancies; Institutional occupancies; Lumberyards; Enclosed Malls; Resturants; Churches; Nursing homes; Industrial areas; Hotels; Professional buildings.

Failure Point

Author: Howard Hill
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 1593702833
Size: 78.58 MB
Format: PDF
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Describes building construction features and how to recognize collapse dangers for all types of buildings and construction methods. Includes: key elements that warn of imminent fire-induced collapse; how to prevent injuries to operating personnel; adapting risk/benefit techniques to manage firefighting personnel on the fireground; how building codes affect fire-induced building collapses.

Fire Department Special Operations

Author: John Norman
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 1593701934
Size: 25.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ray Downey wrote the first edition of The Rescue Company in the early 1990s. Building on Downey's legacy, John Norman has written Fire Department Special Operations to take into consideration the earth-shattering events, funding increases, research advances, expanded capabilities, and changes in regulations and standards that have widened the knowledge gap since the publication of Chief Downey's book. Fire Department Special Operations is an excellent guide for agencies and individuals in establishing, staffing, operating, and maintaining heavy rescue units in the many forms they may take. It is also an ideal training resource for the officers and individuals assigned the duties that a rescue firefighter must accomplish.

Air Management For The Fire Service

Author: Mike Gagliano
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 1593701292
Size: 44.44 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The expert instructors at the Seattle Fire Department offer a comprehensive explanation of how to develop and implement an effective air management program for departments of any size. This handbook includes examples from international departments, the newest technology breakthroughs, and more.

Firefighting Principles And Practices

Author: William E. Clark
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 0878149201
Size: 63.77 MB
Format: PDF
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This classic look at the basics of firefighting provides up-to-date information on firefighting operations beginning with fire behavior and on through to fundamental approaches, strategy, coordination, and tactics of safe fireground activities. The book also discusses operational procedures of ladder and engine companies, along with preplanning routines that departments should follow, and finishes with a look at common fires, along with fires that could require special attention, including the “Big One.”