The Economics of Fire Protection

The Economics of Fire Protection

Author: Ganapathy Ramachandran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135818463

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 609

This important new book, the first of its kind in the fire safety field, discusses the economic problems faced by decision-makers in the areas of fire safety and fire precautions. The author considers the theoretical aspects of cost-benefit analysis and other relevant economic problems with practical applications to fire protection systems. Clear examples are included to illustrate these techniques in action. The work covers: * the performance and effectiveness of passive fire protection measures such as structural fire resistance and means of escape facilities, and active systems such as sprinklers and detectors * the importance of educating for better understanding and implementation of fire prevention through publicity campaigns and fire brigade operations * cost-benefit analysis of fire protection measures and their combinations, taking into account trade-offs between these measures. The book is essential reading for consultants and academics in construction management, economics and fire safety, as well as for insurance and risk management professionals.

Organizing for Fire and Rescue Services

Organizing for Fire and Rescue Services

Author: Arthur E. Cote

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0877655774

Category: Medical

Page: 616

View: 695

Apply the experience of dozens of leading authorities with the new Organizing for Fire and Rescue Services. This special fire service edition of NFPA's Fire Protection Handbook is comprised of 35 informative chapters that present the big picture in a single volume. All the topics fire service managers and fire and life safety educators need to know about are here including: Fire and fire science basics including fire data collection and databases, and use of incident data and statistics Information on fire and life safety education including how to reach high-risk groups, understanding media, and evaluation techniques Guidance on fire department administration and operations, pre-incident planning, EMS, training, apparatus and equipment, PPE, managing response to haz-mat incidents, rescue operations, fireground operations, and more! Order your copy today and put time-tested knowledge to work for you!

Fire Control Notes

Fire Control Notes

Author: United States. Forest Service

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:73336193

Category: Forest fires

Page:

View: 139

An international quarterly periodical devoted to forest fire management.

Reliability Data on Fire Sprinkler Systems

Reliability Data on Fire Sprinkler Systems

Author: Arnstein Fedøy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000651713

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 126

View: 232

This book covers fire and extinguishing theory and reliability theory and how to validate any survey within the field of engineering. It’s based on a year’s study of historical literature, using critical review and document analysis. It covers how data is collected, analyzed, and presented. It discusses reliability theory, calculation, and uncertainty analysis, and after validating proposes a new methodology and approach using general scientific value and examples. Features Includes an in-depth study on relevant sprinkler reliability studies based for the first time on critical review and document analysis Presents a scientific validating analysis of studies based on how a survey should be conducted Critiques the fact that reliability of a sprinkler system as its ability to function as designed, has never been subject to surveys Suggestions for new survey methodology that can be used for the field of engineering, including all active and passive fire protection measures Discusses extinguishing theory, general design of extinguishing systems, different systems and the reliability of them all "Reliability Data on Fire Sprinkler Systems" will be of interest to Reliability Engineers, Systems, Architecture and Engineers, Design, Maintenance, Mechanical and, Civil Engineers, as well as those working in the field of fire protection and building and fire codes.

Costs of Fire Suppression Forces Based on Cost-aggregation Approach

Costs of Fire Suppression Forces Based on Cost-aggregation Approach

Author: Armando González Cabán

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02889015L

Category: Fire prevention

Page: 16

View: 223

A cost-aggregation approach has been developed for determining the cost of Fire Management Inputs (FMls)-the direct fireline production units (personnel and equipment) used in initial attack and large-fire suppression activities. All components contributing to an FMI are identified, computed, and summed to estimate hourly costs. This approach can be applied to any FMI by any organization with fire protection responsibility. Significant cost differences were found not only among the three State fire organizations studied, but among the three administrative regions within the Forest Service. Hourly suppression cost estimates ranged from $40 per hour for a small engine and 2-person crew in the Southwestern Region to $595 per hour for a 20-person Category II crew in the Pacific Northwest Region. The overhead, basic training, facilities, and equipment cost components were responsible for most of the cost variations.

Application of Economic Techniques to Fire Management

Application of Economic Techniques to Fire Management

Author: Julie Kay Gorte

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03009678X

Category: Fire prevention

Page: 26

View: 717

Discusses both the historic and contemporary influences of economic in formulating USDA, Forest Service fire management policy in allocating money for fire management and in appraising fire effects. Includes a partial listing of publications that deal with resource valuation.

Wildland Fire Management Economics

Wildland Fire Management Economics

Author: David C. Baumgartner

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02996615Z

Category: Wildfires

Page: 46

View: 448

Bibliografie en een zeer globaal overzicht van de Noord-Amerikaanse literatuur over economische modellen voor het afbranden van natuurterreinen (uitgezonderd bossen) als beheersmaatregel