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Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service

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Author: Corbett, Glenn P.

Brand: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Edition: 6

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 474

Release Date: 21-10-2019

Details: Product Description In 1971, Francis L. Brannigan created Building Construction for the Fire Service, a groundbreaking resource offering the most comprehensive knowledge of building construction available to fire fighters. With his dedication to fire fighter safety and saving lives, the legacy of Frank Brannigan continues with the sixth edition of Brannigan’s Building Construction for the Fire Service. The Sixth Edition meets and exceeds the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) course objectives and outcomes for the Associate’s Core-Level course called Building Construction for Fire Protection (C0275). Brannigan’s Building Construction for the Fire Service, Sixth Edition is an integral resource for fire officers, instructors, those studying for promotion, individuals taking civil service examinations, fire science students, and both current and prospective fire fighters. It is part of an integrated teaching and learning system that combines dynamic features and content to support instructors and to help prepare students for their career in firefighting. This new edition features: Chapter 7 Non-Fire Building Systems (new) describes several categories of non-fire systems in buildings, including electrical systems, plumbing systems, conveyances, refrigeration systems, and Ventilation (HVAC) systems, in addition to the hazards the systems pose for fire fighters. New or expanded content on: Aluminum-clad polyethylene panels Scaffolding Cranes and their use Modular construction using stacked shipping containers Light-weight wood-frame construction Fire escapes and stair design Cross-laminated timber and heavy timber construction Methods of protecting steel against fire New “green” materials and methods such as hempcrete and biofilters Structural wall framing systems with insulated studs Air-supported structures for sporting events Massive single-structure lightweight wood frame apartment buildings Firefighting recommendations in lightweight wood frame residential buildings Building construction and its relationship to flow path Historical perspective on fire resistance testing and its shortcomings Roofing material tests Safety issues of post-fire investigation of significantly damaged/collapsed buildings Scenario-Based Learning. Case Studies are found at the beginning and end of each chapter to encourage and foster critical-thinking skills. Tactical Considerations. This feature offers suggestions for firefighting, safety concerns, and related additional material for application on the fireground. Wrap-Up. Chapter Summaries, Key Terms, Challenging Questions, and Suggesting Readings promote comprehension and mastery of course objectives and outcomes. About the Author Glenn Corbett, P.E. is an Assistant Professor of Fire Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He also serves as Technical Editor of Fire Engineering magazine, as an Assistant Chief of the Waldwick, New Jersey Fire Department, and a member of the New Jersey State Fire Code Council. He is a former president of the New Jersey Society of Fire Service Instructors. He was a member of the Federal Advisory Committee to the National Construction Safety Team that investigated the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster and the fire at the Station nightclub in Rhode Island. His past code enforcement experience includes serving as the Administrator of Engineering Services of the San Antonio, Texas Fire Department and as a Fire Protection Consultant in the City of Austin, Texas Fire Department. Francis L. Brannigan has decades of experience as a professional fire protection specialist. During World War II he directed a naval fire fighting school, commanded a sea going fire fighting unit, and was chief in the Army-Navy-Pancanal fire protection organization. He served for years as Public Safety Liaison for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. He developed programs for fire officers as well as a fire loss program. Mr. Branni

Package Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches

Languages: English