Collapse of Burning Buildings: A Guide to Fireground Safety (Google eBook)

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PennWell Books, Jan 1, 1988 - Reference - 150 pages
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User Review  - Zach Houck - Goodreads

A Classic read for any firefighter. This book will save your life. Study it! And yes Dunn can be redundant, but still the information is great. Read full review

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This book was great review material with information that is timeless.... It is a must have for any person interested pursuing a career with fire compression. Read full review

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Contents

GENERAL COLLAPSE INFORMATION
3
ANSWERS
4
CONSTRUCTIVE TERMS OF BUILDING DESIGN
7
ANSWERS
9
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FIREFIGHTING PROBLEMS AND STRUCTURAL HAZARDS
11
ANSWERS
13
MASONRY WALL COLLAPSE
15
ANSWERS
17
STAIRWAY COLLAPSE
57
ANSWERS
59
FIRE ESCAPE COLLAPSE
61
ANSWERS
63
WOODFRAME BUILDING COLLAPSE
65
ANSWERS
68
COLLAPSE HAZARDS OF BUILDINGS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
71
ANSWERS
73

COLLAPSE DANGERS OF PARAPET WALLS
19
ANSWERS
21
WOOD FLOOR COLLAPSE
23
ANSWERS
26
SLOPING PEAK ROOF COLLAPSE
29
ANSWERS
32
TIMBER TRUSS ROOF COLLAPSE
35
ANSWERS
37
FLAT ROOF COLLAPSE
39
ANSWERS
41
LIGHTWEIGHT STEEL ROOF COLLAPSE
43
ANSWERS
45
LIGHTWEIGHT WOOD TRUSS COLLAPSE
47
ANSWERS
49
CEILING COLLAPSE
51
ANSWERS
53
COLLAPSE CAUSED BY MASTER STREAM OPERATION
75
ANSWERS
77
SEARCH AND RESCUE AT A BUILDING COLLAPSE
79
ANSWERS
81
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS PRIOR TO COLLAPSE
83
ANSWERS
85
POSTFIRE ANALYSIS
87
ANSWERS
90
PICTORIAL QUESTIONS
93
QUESTIONS
95
ANSWERS
120
GLOSSARY
123
FINAL EXAMINATION QUESTIONS
137
QUESTIONS
139
ANSWERS
147
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Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn (retired) is a 42-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). He is a recognized authority on firefighting and the recipient of many awards acknowledging his achievements--"Man of the Year" (1990) by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers; the Edward W. Whalen Award (l995) by the New York City, Fire Safety Director's Association; a Lifetime Achievement Award (1999) by Fire Engineering Magazine; and the Lifetime Achievement Award (2000) by the New York City Fire Department. Deputy Chief Dunn is the author of a number of textbooks--Collapse of Burning Buildings (Fire Engineering, 1988), Safety and Survival on the Fireground (Fire Engineering, 1992), and Command and Control of Fires and Emergencies (Fire Engineering, 1999)--and is a contributing editor with Firehouse Magazine. He has developed and taught numerous courses for the FDNY, the FBI and the National Fire Academy, and has served as an adjunct professor at Manhattan College. He has a master's degree in urban studies, a bachelor's degree in sociology and an associate's degree in fire administration from Queens College, City University of New York. Visit Deputy Chief Dunn's web site at www.vincentdunn.com.

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