Introduction to Fire Protection

Author: Robert Klinoff
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1439058423
Format: PDF
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Now in a striking four-color format, Introduction To Fire Protection, 4E reflects the latest FESHE outlines and NFPA fire codes and ordinances as it covers the entire process of becoming a firefighter. Emphasizing the vital skills needed by successful firefighters, the text includes up-to-the-minute coverage of incident effectiveness, customer service, physical fitness, training, and fire prevention. It provides thoroughly updated statistics and covers such cutting-edge issues as homeland security, goal setting, life safety initiatives, recent laws affecting firefighters, fire fighter emergency decision making, and other developments from the field. The Fourth Edition is packed with numerous instructor resources and includes user-friendly online platform options like WebCT and Blackboard. Written by a widely respected firefighter instructor and authority, this comprehensive resource provides all the necessary tools for individuals seeking a career in the fire service. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Fire Protection and Emergency Services

Author: Robert Klinoff
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 128403299X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Designed for use within courses based on the Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Principles of Emergency Services model curriculum, this new Fifth Edition will prepare readers for a career in the fire or emergency services. Introduction to Fire Protection and Emergency Services provides an overview of the fire service, from history and culture to the basics of chemistry and physics, fire protection systems, and strategic and tactical considerations for wildland or structural fires. The Fifth Edition has also been updated to include new or expanded coverage of risk management, Next Generation (NG) 9-1-1, the U.S. Fire Problem from local and federal perspectives, wildfire issues and the impacts of global warming, and much more.

An Introduction to Fire Dynamics

Author: Dougal Drysdale
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119976103
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Drysdale's book is by far the most comprehensive - everyone in the office has a copy...now including me. It holds just about everything you need to know about fire science." (Review of An Introduction to Fire Dynamics, 2nd Edition) After 25 years as a bestseller, Dougal Drysdale's classic introduction has been brought up-to-date and expanded to incorporate the latest research and experimental data. Essential reading for all involved in the field from undergraduate and postgraduate students to practising fire safety engineers and fire prevention officers, An Introduction to Fire Dynamics is unique in that it addresses the fundamentals of fire science and fire dynamics, thus providing the scientific background necessary for the development of fire safety engineering as a professional discipline. An Introduction to Fire Dynamics Includes experimental data relevant to the understanding of fire behaviour of materials; Features numerical problems with answers illustrating the quantitative applications of the concepts presented; Extensively course-tested at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Edinburgh, and widely adopted throughout the world; Will appeal to all those working in fire safety engineering and related disciplines.

Introduction to Fire Safety Management

Author: Andrew Furness
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0750680687
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Andrew Furness and Martin Muckett give an introduction to all areas of fire safety management, including the legal framework, causes and prevention of fire and explosions, fire protection measures, fire risk assessment, and fire investigation. Fire safety is not treated as an isolated area but linked into an effective health and safety management system. Introduction to Fire Safety Management has been developed for the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management and is also suitable for other NVQ level 3 and 4 fire safety courses. The text is highly illustrated in full colour, easy to read and supported by checklists, report forms and record sheets. This practical approach makes the book a valuable reference for health and safety professionals, fire officers, facility managers, safety reps, managers, supervisors and HR personnel in companies, as well as fire safety engineers, architects, construction managers and emergency fire services personnel. Andrew Furness CFIOSH, GIFireE, Dip2OSH, MIIRSM, MRSH, is Managing Director of Salvus Consulting Limited who specialise in Fire Safety. He was the chairman of the NEBOSH / IOSH working party that developed the NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management certificate. Martin Muckett MA, MBA, CMIOSH, MIFireE, Dip2OSH, former Principal Health and Safety Advisor to The Fire Service Inspectorate and Principal Fire Safety Officer, Martin is currently Salvus Consulting Limited's Senior Fire Safety Trainer / Consultant. * Fully covers the syllabus for the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management * Student-friendly presentation in full colour packed with illustrations and photographs * Includes a summary of legislation relevant to fire safety, ideal as a reference for students as well as practitioners

Fundamentals of Fire Protection

Author: Arthur E. Cote
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0877655952
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Up-to-date, broad-based training for fire service candidates and in-service professionals! Comprehensive coverage--from fire basics to fire department operations- and based on objectives established by the National Fire Academy. Written by experienced fire service faculty from colleges and fire departments, Fundamentals of Fire Protection provides a solid introduction to the full range of fire protection topics. Designed for classroom instruction or self-study, this authoritative resource is a suggested text for the model FESHE curriculum course Principles of Emergency Services (formerly Fundamentals of Fire Protection). It is i deal for students preparing to enter the field or fire protection professionals who want to advance their career. Fundamentals is the only text organized around the Principles of Emergency Services course developed by the National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Conference. Comprised of faculty from over 100 institutions of higher learning with a fire science curriculum, FESHE's model curriculum sets uniform objectives for quality fire and emergency services education. Fundamentals of Fire Protection's 12 chapters are designed for a 12- or 13-week semester of study. Each chapter features measurable educational objectives based on those developed by FESHE, review questions with answer key, and student activities. Easy for instructors to use and for students to understand.

Introduction to Water in California

Author: David Carle
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520962893
Format: PDF
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This thoroughly engaging, concise book tells the story of California's most precious resource, tracing the journey of water in the state from the atmosphere to the snowpack to our faucets and foods. Along the way, we learn much about California itself as the book describes its rivers, lakes, wetlands, dams, and aqueducts and discusses the role of water in agriculture, the environment, and politics. Essential reading in a state facing the future with an overextended water supply, this fascinating book shows that, for all Californians, every drop counts. New to this updated edition: * Additional maps, figures, and photos * Expanded coverage of potential impacts to precipitation, snowpack, and water supply from climate change * Updated information about the struggle for water management and potential solutions * New content about sustainable groundwater use and regulation, desalination, water recycling, stormwater capture, and current proposals for water storage and diversion *Additional table summarizing water sources for 360 California cities and towns

An Introduction to Fire Protection Engineering for Buildings

Author: J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A.
Publisher: Guyer Partners
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This publication provides introductory technical guidance for mechanical engineers and other professional engineers, building managers and construction managers interested in fire protection engineering for buildings. Here is what is discussed:1. INTRODUCTION 2. FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING 3. BUILDING MATERIALS AND DESIGN 4. WATER SUPPLY FOR FIRE PROTECTION 5. FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS 6. FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS 7. SPECIAL OCCUPANCIES AND HAZARDS 8. OCCUPANCY HAZARD CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM 9. CODES AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional

Author: Lon H. Ferguson
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 1591919606
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional takes an in-depth look at fire hazards in the workplace_from the substances required to do business to the building construction itselfd_and provides practical fire safety principles that can be applied in any work environment. Readers will learn how to develop emergency action plans and fire prevention plans, implement effective alarm and detection systems and fire extinguishment systems, and develop a comprehensive fire program management plan that is in compliance with Federal Emergency Management Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Fire Protection Association standards.