Fire Prevention : A Comprehensive Approach / Edition 1

Fire Prevention : A Comprehensive Approach / Edition 1

by James Crawford
     
 

Going well beyond the usual code enforcement and plan review approach to fire prevention, this exceptionally comprehensive and cutting-edge introduction to fire and life safety prevention takes into account the broad range of prevention activities that must be coordinated for a modern approach to prevention, as well as the scope of the

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Going well beyond the usual code enforcement and plan review approach to fire prevention, this exceptionally comprehensive and cutting-edge introduction to fire and life safety prevention takes into account the broad range of prevention activities that must be coordinated for a modern approach to prevention, as well as the scope of the issues (legal and other) involved in their administration. It shows readers how to utilize all the tools available through public education, how to contribute to their planning efforts by incorporating investigation activities into a coordinated strategy for loss control, and how to organize their prevention efforts in the most effective manner. Several case studies and a host of activities give readers first-hand insights and experiences into applying concepts and strategies in the real world. The Comprehensive Approach to Prevention. Planning for Fire and Life Safety Prevention. The Plan Review Process: Engineering Elements in Prevention. Code Enforcement/Development: Developing Quality Codes and Making Sure They Are Enforced. Public Fire and Life Safety Education Programs. Fire Investigation. Staffing, Training and Funding Options for Prevention Programs. Evaluating Prevention Programs. Fire Marshal, Fire Chief, Inspector, Investigator, Public Education Specialist, Plan Reviewer.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130322234
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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Meet the Author

Jim Crawford is currently the Planning Chief and Fire Marshal for Vancouver, Washington where his responsibilities include code enforcement, plan review, fire investigation and public education activities. Mr. Crawford served as the Fire Marshal in Portland, Oregon before moving to Vancouver. With more than 33 years experience in the fire service, with the last 18 in senior level management, Mr. Crawford has been an active participant at the national level with the U.S. Fire Administration, The International Fire Marshal's Association (past President), the International Association of Fire Chief's and the National Association of Fire Marshals. Mr. Crawford is the current chair for the technical committee on professional qualifications of Fire Marshals. Mr. Crawford is the author of Fire Prevention: A Comprehensive Approach published by Brady/Prentice Hall, and is a regular columnist with Fire Rescue Magazine. Mr. Crawford has served as adjunct faculty at the National Fire Academy. Mr. Crawford holds an A.S. in Fire Science from Clackamas Community College (OR), and a B.S. in Management and Communications form Concordia University. Mr. Crawford holds numerous training certificates and is a Certified Fire Inspector II from the International Code Council.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1An Overview of the Comprehensive Approach to Fire Prevention1
Ch. 2Planning for Fire and Life Safety Prevention21
Ch. 3The Plan Review Process: Engineering Elements in Prevention37
Ch. 4Code Enforcement and Development: Developing Quality Codes and Making Sure They Are Enforced53
Ch. 5Public Fire and Life Safety Education Programs69
Ch. 6Fire Investigation87
Ch. 7Staffing, Training, and Funding Options for Prevention Programs105
Ch. 8Evaluating Prevention Programs111
Index129

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