Learn the "ins and outs" of fire protection system hardware!Comprised of 37 illustrated chapters from the recently published Fire Protection Handbook, the new Operation of Fire Protection Systems helps you make better, more informed decisions about safety. Over 30 leading fire protection experts contributed their expertise to this comprehensive look at how fire detection, alarm, and suppression systems work, and what you need to do to keep them operational. You'll be able to oversee outside contractors, perform in-house tasks, and conduct inspections, with: Coverage of detection and alarm systems including notification appliances, fire alarm system interfaces, and gas and vapor detection systems and monitors Guidance on automatic sprinklers, water spray protection, standpipe and hose systems, and hazards such as Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) Facts about direct halon replacement agents, foam, and all types of extinguishing agents and systemsFacility managers, AHJ's, and fire service pros gain the knowledge needed to keep equipment online and pass promotional exams.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) And The International Association Of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Are Pleased To Bring You The Second Edition Of Fire Officer: Principles And Practice, A Modern Integrated Teaching And Learning System For The Fire Officer I And II Levels. Fire Officers Need To Know How To Make The Transition From Fire Fighter To Leader. Fire Officer: Principles And Practice, Second Edition Is Designed To Help Fire Fighters Make A Smooth Transition To Fire Officer. Covering The Entire Scope Of NFPA 1021, Standard For Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2009 Edition, Fire Officer Combines Current Content With Dynamic Features And Interactive Technology To Better Support Instructors And Help Prepare Future Fire Officers For Any Situation That May Arise. Safety Is Principle! The Second Edition Features A Laser-Like Focus On Fire Fighter Safety. Reducing Fire Fighter Injuries And Deaths Requires The Dedicated Efforts Of Every Fire Fighter, Fire Officer, Fire Department, And The Entire Fire Community Working Together. It Is With This Goal In Mind That We Have Integrated The 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Developed By The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Into The Text. Likewise, In Each Of The Chapters, Actual National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System Cases Are Discussed To Drive Home Safety And The Lessons Learned From Those Incidents. Some Of The Guiding Principles Added To The New Edition Include: •Description Of The “Everybody Goes Home” And The National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System, Including Over A Dozen Company Officer Near-Miss Examples Throughout The Text. •Description Of The IAFC/IAFF Firefighter Safety And Deployment Study. •The Latest Fire Fighter Death And Injury Issues As Reported By The NFPA? National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, IAFC, And IAFF, Including Results Of A Thirty-Year Retrospective Study. •Changes In Fire-Ground Accountability And Rapid Intervention Practices. •Results Of National Institute Of Standards And Technology Research On Wind-Driven Fires, Thermal Imaging Cameras, And Fire Dynamics As Related To Fire Fighter Survival. •The Latest Developments In Crew Resource Management. The Second Edition Also Reflects The Latest Developments In: •Building A Personal Development Plan Through Education, Training, Self-Development, And Experience, Including A Description Of The Fire And Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Program. •The Impact Of Blogs, Video Sharing, And Social Networks. •How To Budget For A Grant. •Changes In The National Response Framework And National Incident Management System. Additional Items Related To Fire Fighter Safety And Health Are Included.
Best Practices for Today's Construction Challenges
Author: Robert Wible
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
In-depth, “what-to-do-now” building strategies to secure structures against natural forces as well as terrorism This unique, practical resource is written for building owners, architects, engineers, construction managers, and other building professionals who must meet today's urgent security needs. Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines delivers effective, permanent solutions to securing structures right now. The only resource to provide such on-the-job guidance, Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines defines all relevant issues, including the environment, sustainability, energy, information technology, changing demographics, safety vs. affordability, and much more, and outlines the roles and responsibilities of all participants. Provides step-by-step “best practices” guidelines and at-a-glance checklists for disaster preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery Fully addresses topics such as risk-threat assessments, recommended HVAC systems and emergency generators...how to ensure that the elderly/handicapped can exit buildings quickly and safely...more Lists the newest technologies and materials relevant to creating more secure structures...explains their advantages and disadvantages...tells how to incorporate them into new construction and/or use them for retrofitting INSIDE Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines Construction Regulation Then and Now • Defining the Issues and Roles • Existing Codes • Existing Structures: Inspecting and Retrofitting • Before New Codes Are in Place: Interim Solutions • Preparation, Mitigation, Response and Recovery for Terrorism and Natural Disasters • New Technologies and Materials • Security and the Future Direction of Construction Industry • Resources for Additional Information
MAKE SURE YOUR DESIGN MEETS CODE—The only step-by-step guide to understanding and using model building codes, federal regulations, and standards in interior design Whether you're developing a space plan for a new building, making minor changes to an existing structure, or selecting finishes and furniture, this unique guide can save you valuable hours of research time while dramatically reducing the potential for costly planning oversights. The only single-source guide devoted exclusively to interiors, it clearly explains all major codes, standards, and federal regulations pertaining to the construction, alteration, and maintenance of both commercial and residential interiors. With a clear, straightforward organization, it quickly routes you to the specific information you need on everything from occupancy classifications, plumbing and mechanical requirements, accessibility and means of egress, to fire protection systems, interior finishes and furniture, and much more. Clear, in-depth explanations of the three major U.S. model codes—the National, Standard, and Uniform Building Codes Also covers the Life Safety Code, National Electrical Code, ADA requirements, ANSI and NFPA standards, and others Guides you step-by-step through the entire code process Packed with summary diagrams, charts, and project checklists Includes a glossary of all relevant terms, abbreviations, and acronyms Codes Guidebook for Interiors is sure to become a standard tool of the trade for architects and interior designers, as well as facility managers, construction managers, and developers.