Collapse of Burning Buildings, 2nd Edition: A Guide to Fireground Safety

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PennWell Books, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 347 pages
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1. General collapse information 2. Terms of construction and building design 3. Building construction: firefighting problems and structural hazards 4. Masonry wall collapse 5. Collapse dangers of parapet walls 6. Wood floor collapse 7. Sloping peak roof collapse 8. Timber truss roof collapse 9. Flat roof collapse 10. Lightweight steel roof and floor collapse 11. Lightweight wood truss collapse 12. Ceiling collapse 13. Stairway collapse 14. Fire escape dangers 15. Wood-frame building collapse 16. Collapse hazards of buildings under construction 17. Collapse caused by master stream operations 18. Search-and-rescue at a building collapse 19. Safety precautions prior to collapse 20. Why the World Trade Center Towers collapsed 21. High-rise building collapse 22. Post-fire analysis 23. Early floor collapse EPILOGUE: Are architects, engineers, and code-writing officials friends of the firefighters?.
 

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Contents

Firefighter Thomas M Butler Squad Co
1
Firefighter Denis P Germain Ladder Co
2
Firefighter James A Giberson Ladder Co 35
3
Firefighter Andrew B Jordan Ladder Co 132
5
Firefighter Richard J Kelly Jr Ladder Co
11
Firefighter Thomas W Kelly Ladder Co
15
Firefighter John J Giordano Engine Co 37
20
Firefighting Problems and Structural Hazards
39
Fire Escape Dangers
189
Firefighter Robert W Hamilton Squad Co 41
194
Firefighter Sean S Hanley Ladder Co 20
196
Firefighter Dana R Hannon Engine Co 26
199
Firefighter Michael H Haub Ladder Co 4
202
Firefighter Joseph P Henry Ladder Co 21
206
Collapse Hazards of Buildings Under Construction
211
Collapse Caused by Master Stream Operations
225

Lieutenant John F Ginley Engine Co
40
Firefighter Michael J Lyons Squad Co
41
Masonry Wall Collapse
53
Firefighter Jose A Guadalupe Engine Co
54
Collapse Dangers of Parapet Walls
65
Lieutenant Geoffrey E Guja Engine Co
69
Lieutenant David Halderman Squad Co 18
71
Lieutenant Harvey L Harrell Rescue Co 5
73
Lieutenant Michael K Healey Squad Co 41
75
Lieutenant Anthony M Jovic Ladder Co 34
82
Ladder Co
85
Lieutenant Peter C Martin Rescue Co 2
87
Lieutenant Robert B Nagel Engine Co 58
90
Sloping Peak Roof Collapse
91
Lieutenant Glenn C Perry Ladder Co 34
98
Lieutenant Jeffrey P Walz Ladder Co 9
101
Lieutenant Glenn E Wilkinson Engine Co 238
102
Fire Marshal Ronald P Bucca Manhattan Base
103
Fire Marshal Andre G Fletcher Rescue Co 5
106
Fire Marshal Paul J Pansini Engine Co 10
111
Firefighter Joseph J Angelini Jr Ladder Co 4
127
Lightweight Steel Roof and Floor Collapse
141
Lightweight Wood Truss Collapse
155
Ceiling Collapse
163
Stairway Collapse
179
Firefighter Michael L Bocchino Battalion 48
230
SearchandRescue at a Building Collapse
237
Firefighter William J Mahoney Rescue Co 4
239
Firefighter Brian G McAleese Engine Co
240
Firefighter John K McAvoy Ladder Co 3
244
Ladder Co 20
245
Firefighter Terence A McShane Ladder Co 101
246
Firefighter Timothy P McSweeney Ladder Co 3
247
Firefighter Martin E McWilliams Engine Co 22
248
Firefighter Raymond M Meisenheimer Rescue Co 3
249
Firefighter Charles R Mendez Ladder Co 7
253
Firefighter Robert J Minara Ladder Co 25
255
Firefighter Manuel Mojica Squad Co 18
258
Firefighter Vincent S Morello Ladder Co 35
260
Firefighter Richard T Muldowney Jr Ladder Co 7
261
Firefighter Michael D Mullan Ladder Co 12
267
Why the World Trade Center Towers Collapsed
271
Firefighter Gary R Box Squad Co 1
288
HighRise Building Collapse
293
PostFire Analysis
303
Early Floor Collapse
319
Are Architects Engineers and CodeWriting Officials Friends of the Firefighter?
327
Index
331
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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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