Elevator and Escalator Rescue: A Comprehensive Guide

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Fire Engineering Books, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 268 pages
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Written by firefighters for firefighters, Elevator and Escalator Rescue: A Comprehensive Guide contains important information for technical rescue members, training officers, and fire company members alike. This engaging and assessable book details the risks involved in elevator and escalator rescues and how to face them successfully.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The History of Elevators
1
Chapter 2 Elevator System Overview
5
Chapter 3 Traction Elevators
11
Chapter 4 Types of Doors Interlocks and Restrictors
19
Chapter 5 Hallway and Elevator Lobby Features
35
Chapter 6 Car Interior Components and Finish
43
Chapter 7 Hydraulic Elevators
49
Chapter 8 Freight Elevators and Dumbwaiters
57
Chapter 18 Managing PinnedVictim Incidents
165
Victim Rescue
171
Chapter 20 Managing Elevator Fires
175
Chapter 21 Case Studies and Lessons Learned
181
Chapter 22 Shunt Trip Activation and Its Threat to Firefighter Safety
187
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191
Chapter 24 Use of Elevators During a Building Fire
195
Chapter 25 Training for Safe and Successful Elevator Rescue Operations
207

Chapter 9 New Technology
67
Chapter 10 Residential and Special Elevators
81
Philosophy and Principles
89
Chapter 12 Rescue Tools and Equipment
101
Chapter 13 Elevator Hoistway Door Unlocking Device Keys
105
Chapter 14 Poling Guidelines
127
Chapter 15 Car Top and Side Emergency Exits
137
Types Use and Safety
143
Chapter 17 Managing Passenger Entrapment Incidents
153
Chapter 26 Escalator Development History
217
Chapter 27 The Escalator System
221
Philosophy and Principles
231
Chapter 29 Escalator Safety Features
237
Chapter 30 Escalator Rescue Tools and Equipment
241
Appendix A Glossary of Elevator and Firefighting Terminology
245
Bibliography
255
Index
257
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About the author (2007)

Theodore Lee Jarboe served the Montgomery County, Maryland, Fire and Rescue Service for 40 years. For more than 25 years, Ted taught elevator rescue training in many locations throughout the United States. Ted is a Certified Emergency Manager, Executive Fire Officer, and a Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (MiFireE).|John J. O'Donoghue served the Cambridge, MA Fire Department for 39 years. He has been a member of the ASME A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators- Emergency Operations Committee since 1994.

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