Principles of Fire Prevention / Edition 2

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Principles of Fire Prevention addresses our nation's efforts at fire prevention and the importance of reducing fire loss, and it helps readers understand the value of fire prevention, protection and associated programs. Coverage includes the origins of our national, state, and local fire prevention efforts as well as current examples that emphasize the need for stronger programs. In addition, the book discusses the elements of plan review, inspection and investigation, as well as the logistics of staffing and financial management of fire prevention.

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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: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 429,974
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mr. Diamantes received an Associates Degree in Fire Science Administration/ Fire Investigation, from Northern Virginia Community College (1995). He received his Bachelor of Fire Science degree at the University of Maryland (1995). He is also the author of Fire Prevention: Inspection and Code Enforcement, (2nd Edition) Delmar Publishers 2002.

Mr. Diamantes is a fire prevention/protection consultant, code trainer, curriculum developer and author. He has twenty-five years of experience with the Fairfax County, Virginia Fire & Rescue Department as a firefighter, company officer and fire prevention officer.

Mr. Diamantes has performed complex fire inspection functions, managed inspections, code enforcement, and acceptance testing functions. He has coordinated budget and training for the Fire Prevention Division, and participated in the code development process on the local, state and national level.

Adjunct instructor:National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, Maryland Fire Inspections Principles 1995- Present

Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Virginia Fire Inspections Practices 1995-1998
Fire Investigations Principles 1994

Virginia Fire Marshal Academy, Richmond, Virginia Basic Fire Marshal Academy 1992- Present

Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, College Park, Maryland Fire Inspector I 1997- Present Fire Inspector II 1997- Present Fire Inspector III 2000- Present

Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Fire Prevention 2001
Building Construction 2001

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Basis for Fire Prevention Programs Chapter One— The basis for fire prevention Chapter Two— Fire Prevention Bureau Structures and Functions Part 2: Fire Prevention Structure and Function Chapter Three— Fire prevention through the codes process Chapter Four— Plan review Chapter Five— Inspection Chapter Six— Fire Protection Systems Testing Chapter Seven— Other Fire Prevention Functions Chapter Eight— Fire Prevention through Fire Investigation Chapter Nine— Fire Prevention through Public Education, Awareness and the Public Forum Part 3: The Business of Fire Prevention Chapter Ten— Personnel Chapter Eleven— Budgeting for Fire Prevention Chapter Twelve— Cost Recovery and Fee Structures Chapter 13— Records and Record Keeping.

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