Managing Major Fires

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PennWell Books, 2001 - Nature - 318 pages
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With 25 years of experience, Deputy Chief Coleman offers a common sense approach to handling larger, more unusual second and third alarm, or mutual-aid fires. He covers organization and structure, incident management, safety issues such as accountability systems, the rules of engagement for risk assessment and managing the Mayday, as well as fires in distinct occupancy types. Case Studies are designed for departments of any size. Contents: Part 1: The form of he response Review of the incident management system. Contents: Part I: The form of the response Review of incident management system Sectoring large incidents Resource allocation The rules of engagement-Risk assessment in the fire service Accountability at major incidents Managing the Mayday. Part 2: The Fireground Fighting Fires in: Older apartment buildings; Garden apartments; strip malls; Vacent commercial occupancies; Institutional occupancies; Lumberyards; Enclosed Malls; Resturants; Churches; Nursing homes; Industrial areas; Hotels; Professional buildings.
 

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Contents

Review of the Incident Management System
3
Sectoring Large Incidents
23
Resource Allocation
33
The Rules of EngagementRisk Assessment in the Fire Service
41
Accountability at Major Fire Incidents
47
Managing the Mayday
59
Fighting Fires in Older Apartment Buildings
67
Fighting Fires in Garden Apartments
87
Fighting Fires in Lumberyards
169
Fighting Fires in Enclosed Malls
187
Fighting Fires in Restaurants
205
Fighting Fires in Churches
223
Fighting Fires in Nursing Homes
239
Fighting Industrial Fires
259
Fighting Fires in Hotels
273
Fighting Fires in Professional Buildings
291

Fighting Fires in Strip Malls
111
Fighting Fires in Vacant Commercial Occupancies
129
Fighting Fires in Institutional Occupancies
151
Answers
305
Index
313
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