Structural Fire Fighting

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 427 pages
Take the lead with proven techniques for incident command in Structural Fire Fighting! Working together, NFPA experts Bernard Klaene and Russell Sanders have created a landmark text for fire officers and professionals in training! Structural Fire Fighting presents complete coverage of operational procedures for working structural fires including salvage, ventilation, forcible entry, and rescue. Learn to visualize the vital steps that must be taken to implement the strategic plan--from creating the plan and choosing an offensive or defensive course, to evaluating structural conditions. You'll explore all the issues concerning life safety, extinguishment, property conservation, and special architecture. Find out how the best incident commanders get a handle on the big picture with Structural Fire Fighting.
 

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Contents

Incident Command
1
Unified Command
7
Communications
20
Company Operations
26
Summary
36
PreIncident Planning Procedures
37
Evaluating Specific Property
43
Analyzing the Situation Through SizeUp
57
Working at a Sprinklered Building with Nothing Showing
216
Working in a Building Equipped with a Standpipe System
223
NonWaterBased Extinguishing Systems
229
Operating in Areas Protected by Local Application Carbon Dioxide
236
Indirect Application Theory
244
Estimating the Size of the Largest Area
250
Comparing RateofFlow Calculations
256
Selecting the Attack Hose Size
264

Summary
70
SingleFamily Detached Dwelling
78
Church Fire
84
Fire Fighter Safety
95
Prefire Conditions and Fire Conditions
106
Relationship of Time Fire Intensity and Structural Stability
113
Fire Extension
120
Rehabilitation
132
Saving Lives
137
Places of Assembly
152
Residential Properties
167
Life Safety Operations
181
Evaluating the Medical Status of Victims
194
Extinguishment 207
207
Selecting the Stream Position
271
Selecting the Nozzle Type
277
Estimating Water Supply Needs
283
Determining Apparatus Needs
296
Summary
312
A Word About Fire Investigation
330
Stairway Support
345
Life Safety
346
Smoke Movement
361
HighRise Case Histories
378
Appendix A Sample ASETBX Data
409
336
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