The Dynamics of Fire Prevention: Conference Proceedings : Second National Conference, National Fire Prevention & Control Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Oct. 18-20, 1976, at the Hyatt House Hotel, L.A. International Airport, Los Angeles, Calif

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NFPCA, 1976 - Fire prevention - 110 pages

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Page 41 - States is estimated conservatively to be $11,000,000,000 per year. Firefighting is the Nation's most hazardous profession. (4) Such losses of life and property from fire are unacceptable to the Congress. (5) While fire prevention and control is and should remain a State and local responsibility, the Federal Government must help if a significant reduction in fire losses is to be achieved.
Page 77 - Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of...
Page 24 - We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it.
Page 40 - ... prevention: The preventive measures which provide for the safe conduct and operation of hazardous processes, storage of combustible and flammable materials, conducting of fire drills and the maintenance of fire protection, detection and extinguishing service equipment and good housekeeping conditions. That part of fire protection activities exercised in advance of the outbreak of fire to prevent such outbreaks and to minimize loss when fire does occur.
Page 40 - In both design and materials, the environment in which Americans live and work presents unnecessary hazards.
Page 57 - If the purchaser does not think that he needs it, he will resist until forced by regulation to provide fire safety measures.
Page 103 - Louis J. Amabili Director Delaware State Fire School RD 2, Box 166 Dover, DE 19901 Richard Bender Dean College of Environmental Design University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 Dr.
Page 58 - ... that has a fire-resistant roof, he might readily decide to replace his existing roof with a fire-resistant type. Conclusions Our analysis, supported by sensitivity studies, has shown that from a societal standpoint the most cost-effective means for protecting the Santa Monica Mountains from wildfire is for all houses to have fire-resistant roofs and 100 feet of brush clearance. If this plan were Implemented, structural losses could be reduced by almost a factor of ten, decreasing the present...
Page 46 - Nelson Chief Program for Design Concepts Center for Fire Research National Bureau of Standards Washington, DC Richard E.

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