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 itself?—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.
Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional provides safety managers with a guide for incorporating fire hazard awareness and protection into their safety management plans. Industrial fires pose one of the greatest threats to organizations in terms of financial, human, and property losses. Understanding fire safety basics, the physics of fire, and the properties and classes of common hazards is key to designing fire safety management programs that not only protect an organization’s assets but also ensure the safe evacuation of all involved. 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 itself—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. Each chapter includes a chapter summary and sample problems, making this an ideal training tool in the workplace or the classroom. Answers to chapter questions and a comprehensive glossary and index are provided at the end of the book.
"An in-depth look at fire hazards in the workplace, providing practical fire safety principles that can be applied in any work environment. Readers learn how to develop a comprehensive fire program management plan"--
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.
This textbook is packaged with Navigate 2 Advantage Access which 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. Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, Fourth Edition provides the complete Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II training solution. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you product enhancements and features that ensure student comprehension and enhanced critical thinking. The Fourth Edition features the same exceptional content, along with the latest research, standards and technology, including the latest research-based data from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Understanding that today’s fires release energy faster, reach flashover potential sooner, and may reach higher temperatures than building fires of the past is critically important for new and seasoned fire fighters. This foundational knowledge is covered extensively, in addition to recent data identifying the higher rate of physical and mental health issues in the fire service than the general population. Information relating to fire fighter health and safety has been revised and updated to include behavioral and physical health awareness topics and statistics. The new edition meets and exceeds the performance requirements in the latest edition of NFPA1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. Along with a new design, the structure and organization of the Fourth Edition has been completely updated to allow you the flexibility to teach your Fire Fighter I and II courses exactly the way you wish. The Fourth Edition delivers: A split-level table of contents with distinct sections for Fire Fighter Level I and Level II chapters Full coverage of all JPRs and competencies required within the 2017 edition of NFPA Updated research and statistics, with reference information, is included to ensure evidence-based recommendations and protocols A new and improved Skill Drill design with clear, comprehensive visual summaries An updated art program featuring new photos and illustrations
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 itself--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.
The sixth edition of this popular handbook provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of the occupational safety and health field and the issues safety professionals face today, and does so in an accessible and engaging manner. An excellent introductory reference for both students and professionals, Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health provides practical information on technology, management, and regulatory compliance issues, covering crucial topics like organizing, staffing, directing, and evaluating occupational safety programs and procedures. Author Mark Friend addresses all major occupational safety and health topics in this comprehensive volume, including safety-related laws and regulations, hazardous materials, workplace violence, the threat of terrorism, and OSHA's recordkeeping standard. This new edition has been revised and updated throughout to include new information on a variety of topics. Some of the highlights: • The Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals and related changes in terminology are addressed under Hazardous Materials • The chapter on Industrial Hygiene reflect the recent changes in the regulations regarding the Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals • The chapter on Transportation Safety has been significantly edited and streamlined to provide the reader with a better format that is easier to read and comprehend The book includes a handy directory of resources such as safety and health associations, First Responder organizations, and state and federal agencies. The latest edition of this go-to reference work reflects the legal and cultural climate of safety and health in an easily comprehensible and well-organized format, giving readers a wealth of occupational safety and health information right at their fingertips.
Provides a thorough overview of systematic methods for reducing risks encountered in diverse work places Filled with more theory, numerous case examples, and references to new material than the original text, this latest edition of a highly acclaimed book on occupational safety and health includes substantial updates and expanded material on management systems, risk assessment methods, and OSH-relevant concepts, principles, and models. Risk-Reduction Methods for Occupational Safety and Health is organized into five parts: background; analysis methods; programmatic methods for managing risk; risk reduction for energy sources; and risk reduction for other than energy sources. It comprehensively covers both system safety methods and OSH management methods applicable to occupational health and safety. Suitable for worldwide applications, the author’s approach avoids reliance on the thousands of rules, codes, and standards by focusing on understanding hazards and reducing risks using strategies and tactics. Includes more content on methods for reducing risks, citations of recent research, and deeper coverage of OSH-relevant concepts, theories, and models Merges methods and principles traditionally associated with occupational hygiene, ergonomics, and safety Provides substantial updates on management systems and theories of occupational incidents, and includes new case studies in many chapters to help demonstrate the "real world" need for identifying and implementing risk-reduction strategies Addresses occupational risks that go beyond current regulations and standards, taking an international approach by stressing risk-reduction strategies Supports adoption of the book for university courses by providing chapter-specific learning exercises and support materials for professors Risk-Reduction Methods for Occupational Safety and Health is ideal for safety professionals, system safety engineers, safety engineers, industrial hygienists, ergonomists, and anyone with OSH responsibilities. It is also an excellent resource for students preparing for a career in OSH.
Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, Canadian Fourth Edition is specifically designed for Canadian fire service. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you the most comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum that is sure to transform Canada's fire fighter education. This edition is designed for Canadian fire services that are transitioning their training to NFPA compliance or wish to align their training with recognized best practices. The Canadian Fourth Edition features exceptional content, along with current research, standards, and technology, including the latest research-based data from UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This research explains the interrelationship between heat release rates, reduced time to flashover, and the dangers associated with fighting fires in modern lightweight-constructed buildings. Foundational knowledge is covered extensively, along with an orientation and history of Canada's fire service and extreme cold weather operations. The content in the Canadian Fourth Edition meets and exceeds the job performance requirements in the 2019 edition of NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualification, including the requirements for operations level personnel in the 2017 Edition of NFPA 1072, Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications, and the 2018 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. New to the Canadian Fourth Edition: • Five distinct sections: Fire fighter I, Fire fighter II, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, Hazardous Materials Operations: Mission Specific • A personal health and well-being section that addresses physical fitness, nutrition, hydration, sleep, heart disease, cancer, tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs, counseling and stress management, and suicide awareness and prevention. • The importance of respiratory protection and the use of air monitoring devices during salvage and overhaul operations. • The need to perform field reduction of contaminants to remove dirt and debris from personal protective equipment before returning to the station. • The basic principles of community risk reduction, including the integration of emergency response, engineering enforcement, education, and economic incentives as cohesive strategies to manage community risks. • Critical fire suppression tactics, including those used for concealed space fires, attic fires, buildings with solar photovoltaic systems, and chimney fires. • Updated research and statistics to ensure evidence-based recommendations and protocols. The Canadian Fourth Edition Features • Alerts to additional content available in Navigate 2. • Thought-provoking case studies. • Detailed chapter summaries, key terms, and
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