This thorough introduction to fire safety basics covers everything from fire codes to construction! Written by experts, Principles of Fire Protection presents fire science students and new fire protection personnel with the fundamental methods of fire protection, prevention, and suppression. Twelve clear, concise chapters bring students the basics on fire hazards of materials, extinguishing agents, fire codes and standards, loss investigation and analysis, fire department organization, and much more! Each chapter includes a summary of key points and a complete reference listing. This Second Edition text is an ideal learning tool for introductory college courses, self-study, and in-service programs.
This volume describes fire behavior and fire protection of timbers in outdoors and indoors application mainly in construction industry. The Authors’ novel approach considers the relationship between various species and age of timbers and its fire behavior at different thermal and fire loads. Quantitative data of ignition speed and flame propagation as well as generation of heat, smoke and toxic products are discussed. Analysis of fire resistance of various types of building materials based on timber of different species as well as the novel data on the effect of natural and accelerated aging of timbers on its fire behavior are discussed. The main practical methods of fire protection of new and ancient timber buildings and structures to increase its fire resistance are considered. The book should be useful for a wide range of readers: chemists, physicists, material scientists, architects, engineers, constructors and restorers.
This publication establishes standard practices and procedures for inspection, testing and maintenance of Fire Protection Systems at DOD installations. These practices and procedures are recommended to insure the safety of personnel and property. The contents include: foam, gaseous, and dry chemical extinguishing systems; and fire alarm, automatic sprinkler, standpipe, smoke control and fire resistance. In addition, this manual provides a glossary of terms, troubleshooting suggestions, and self-study questions.
Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional takes an in-depth look at fire hazards in the workplace and provides practical fire safety principles that can be applied in any work environment. Readers learn how to develop a comprehensive fire program management plan.
The outcome of a fire review can greatly impact the internal fire and life safety features, as well as the architectural design of a building. An insider's guide for both novice and expert, Fire Protection Approaches in Site Plan Review provides the framework needed to design and evaluate a successful site plan for review. This book outlines the co
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.