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Knowing Your Buildings: A Firefighter's Reference Guide
     

Knowing Your Buildings: A Firefighter's Reference Guide

by Craig Schwinge
 

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ISBN-10: 1435481895

ISBN-13: 9781435481893

Pub. Date: 12/14/2009

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Stay focused on firefighter safety with this first edition of BUILDING CONSTRUCTION: KNOWING YOUR BUILDINGS. An illustrative guide to building construction terms and concepts, this book is a valuable companion for learners as well as a handy reference for practicing fire service professionals. The book opens with a chapter dedicated to risk management at

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Stay focused on firefighter safety with this first edition of BUILDING CONSTRUCTION: KNOWING YOUR BUILDINGS. An illustrative guide to building construction terms and concepts, this book is a valuable companion for learners as well as a handy reference for practicing fire service professionals. The book opens with a chapter dedicated to risk management at structure fires and an overview of building construction basics to emphasize the importance of firefighter safety in incident response. In the following A-Z chapters, terms and definitions are organized alphabetically, and include photos, diagrams, drawings and charts to clearly explain and provide visual examples of building construction materials and techniques. Safety points are also highlighted throughout the book to explain the connection between building construction materials, fire growth and ultimately the safety of responding firefighters and fire officers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435481893
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/14/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Dedication. 2. Preface. 3. Construction Essentials for Structural Firefighting Success. 4. The Firefighters Visual Dictionary for Construction Terms A-Z. 5. Additional Resources.

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