The third edition of Fire Prevention: Inspection and Code Enforcement is updated to reflect the 2006 ICC and Uniform Fire Codes. This book features step-by-step explanations and practical examples of the use of model building and fire prevention codes, including detailed information on the legal, economic, and political aspects of the fire inspection process. A comprehensive guide to the "nuts and bolts" of actually inspecting and enforcing code, topics addressed include: right of entry, enforcement authority, the permit system, building limits and types of construction, and fire protection systems and their maintenance. Its convenient, 3-part format enables readers to progress logically from the study of code administration, inspection, and enforcement procedures. Ideal for use as a key component of any professional fire-inspector training program, this book also serves as an excellent reference for building and property maintenance inspectors.
David Diamantes is a fire prevention/protection consultant, code trainer, curriculum developer and author. He retired after twenty-five years with the Fairfax County, Virginia Fire and Rescue Department, where he served as a firefighter, company officer and fire prevention officer. Mr. Diamantes has served as an instructor at the National Fire Academy, Northern Virginia Community College, Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute in College Park, Maryland, Harrisburg Area Community College, Virginia Fire Marshal Academy and for the International Code Council. He holds the following certifications: Certified Building Official (CBO), International Code Council; Fire Inspector, Commonwealth of Virginia; Building Inspector, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Residential Building Inspector, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Building Plans Examiner, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. David Diamantes is also the author of FIRE PREVENTION: INSPECTION AND CODE ENFORCEMENT and is a contributing author for FIRE OFFICER 3E and BUILDING DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION, 3E. He received an Associate's Degree in Fire Science Administration/Fire Investigation from Northern Virginia Community College and a Bachelor of Fire Science Degree from the University of Maryland.
Section 1: Fire Prevention through Regulation Chapter 1 Code Administration Chapter 2 Inspection Section 2: The Building Code Chapter 3 Use and Occupancy Chapter 4 Building Limitations and Types of Construction Chapter 5 Fire Restrictive Construction Elements Chapter 6 Installation of Fire Protection Systems Chapter 7 Means of Egress Chapter 8 Interior Finish Requirements Section 3: The Fire Prevention Code Chapter 9 General Fire Safety Provisions Chapter 10 Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems Chapter 11 Means of Egress Maintenance for Occupancies Chapter 12 Hazardous Materials Chapter 13 Flammable Liquids and Aerosols Chapter 14 Detonation and Deflagration Hazards Chapter 15 Hazardous Assembly Occupancies Chapter 16 Other Storage and Processing Occupancies Chapter 17 Compressed Gases and Cyrogenic Liquids Chapter 18 Pesticides and Other Health Hazards Chapter 19 Using Referenced Standards Appendix A Equivalents, Conversion Charts, and Related Mathematics Appendix B Numerical Index - National Fire Codes Contents Appendix C Alphabetical Index - National Fire Codes Contents