Fire Prevention: Inspection and Code Enforcement

Overview

Depend on this vital resource for the application of building and fire prevention codes in the inspection of buildings and facilities and for compliance through the code enforcement process. The first section of the book discusses code administration, inspection and enforcement procedures, as well as the history of the code development process. Section Two explains model building code fundamentals such as use and occupancy, construction type, height and area and means of egress. The last section uses a step by ...
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Overview

Depend on this vital resource for the application of building and fire prevention codes in the inspection of buildings and facilities and for compliance through the code enforcement process. The first section of the book discusses code administration, inspection and enforcement procedures, as well as the history of the code development process. Section Two explains model building code fundamentals such as use and occupancy, construction type, height and area and means of egress. The last section uses a step by step approach to the use of fire prevention codes in the inspection process. Coverage of issues such as enforcement authority, determining inspection priorities, maintenance of rated assemblies, fire protection systems, storage occupancies, detonaton and deflagration hazards and hazardous materials storage and processing are covered in depth in this comprehensive guide.
(Keywords: Fire Inspection)
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Editorial Reviews

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"The revision is current, explicit, easy to read…the technical accuracy is superb…you have a true winner in Dave Diamantes." - W.G. Shelton, Jr., Executive Director, VA Department of Fire Programs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766852860
  • Publisher: Cengage Delmar Learning
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304

Meet the Author


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.
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Table of Contents

FIRE PREVENTION CODE ENFORCEMENT: Administration. Inspection. THE BUILDING CODE: Use and Occupancy. Building Limitations and Types of Construction. Fire-resistant Construction Features. Installation of Fire Protection Systems. Means of Egress Requirements. Interior Finish. THE FIRE PREVENTION CODE: General Fire Safety Precautions. Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems. Means of Egress Maintenance for Occupancies. Hazardous Materials. Flammable Liquids and Aerosols. Detonation and Deflagration Hazards. Hazardous Assembly Occupancies. Other Storage and Processing Occupancies. Gases. Pesticides and other Health Hazards. Using Referenced Standards.
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