Principles of Fire Prevention / Edition 2

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PRINCIPLES OF FIRE PREVENTION, 2E is the ideal book to address our nation's efforts at fire prevention and the importance of reducing fire loss. Based on the National Fire Academy FESHE course for Fire Prevention, this book helps readers understand the value of fire prevention, protection and associated programs. This new edition focuses on recent fire events, important lessons learned, and how a strong fire prevention program can serve to mitigate the threat of fire. Current statistics, building codes and references to the 2009 Edition of NFPA Standard 1031 are reflected in this edition to ensure readers remain up to date. In addition, PRINCIPLES OF FIRE PREVENTION, 2E covers the elements of public education, plan review, inspection and investigation, as well as the logistics of staffing and financial management so that readers are fully prepared to lead a successful fire prevention program. . Benefits: NEW! Reports current fire statistics to illustrate the reality of fire loss in the nation. Discusses the functions of a fire prevention program -plan review, inspections, investigations, and public education, as well as the logistics - record-keeping, and personnel and financial management. NEW! Reports current fire statistics to illustrate the reality of fire loss in the nation. NEW! Highlights recent fire events and the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and explains how a strong fire prevention program can serve to mitigate fire losses—both property and loss of life. NEW! Describes public education initiatives and the necessity in communicating fire safety to the community. NEW! Explains how to conduct residential inspections and offers information on the latest inspection software. NEW! Provides new projects to apply the information learned in the book. Explains not only the critical factors in leading a successful fire prevention program, but also the why - the value of fire prevention, protection and associated progra

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"The practice of Fire Prevention grows more complicated and detailed everyday. This [book] provides a good overview of an extremely complex discipline. " - Eddie Bain, Investigation, Prevention & Public Education Program Director, Illinois Fire Service Institute
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439057483
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 197,484
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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

Preface. Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Correlation. NFPA 1031 Correlation. Introduction. 1. The Basis for Fire Prevention. 2. Public Fire Prevention Organizations and Functions. 3. Private Fire Protection and Prevention Organizations. 4. Fire Prevention through the Codes Process. 5. Plan Review. 6. Inspection. 7. Fire Protection Systems Testing. 8. Other Fire Prevention Functions. 9. Fire Prevention through Investigation. 10. Fire Prevention through Public Education, Awareness, and the Public Forum. 11.Fire Prevention Records and Record Keeping. 12. Personnel. 13. Financial Management.

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