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Designing Steel Structures for Fire Safety

Designing Steel Structures for Fire Safety By Jean Marc Franssen, Venkatesh Kodur, Raul Zaharia
CRC Press | ISBN 0415548284 | 2009 Year | PDF | 2 Mb | 160 Pages

 

Structural design in fire conditions is conceptually similar to structural design in normal temperature conditions, but often more difficult because of internal forces induced by thermal expansion, strength reduction due to elevated temperatures, and numerous other factors. In recent years there has been a growing interest in the development of codes and standards for evaluating fire resistance of structures, such as the Eurocodes. Designing Steel Structures for Fire Safety provides guidance for those wishing to apply engineering methodologies for fire design of steel structures. Theoretical and technical backgrounds help to understand more clearly the calculation methodologies, while examples on how a complete structure can be analyzed are also included. The volume will be invaluable to a worldwide audience, from academics, students and professionals in civil engineering and architecture, to building officials and regulators.

 

 


 

Fire Retardancy of Polymeric Materials

Fire Retardancy of Polymeric Materials By Charles A. Wilkie, Alexander B. Morgan
CRC Press | 2009-12-10 | ISBN: 1420083996 | 853 pages | PDF | 18 MB

 

When dealing with challenges such as providing fire protection while considering cost, mechanical and thermal performance and simultaneously addressing increasing regulations that deal with composition of matter and life cycle issues, there are no quick, one-size-fits-all answers. Packed with comprehensive coverage, scientific approach, step-by-step directions, and a distillation of technical knowledge, the first edition of Fire Retardancy of Polymeric Materials broke new ground. It supplied a one-stop resource for the development of new fire safe materials.

 


 

High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety

High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety By Geoff Craighead
Butterworth-Heinemann | ISBN 1856175553| 2009 Year | PDF | 7 Mb | 696 Pages

 

High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety, 3e, is a comprehensive reference for managing security and fire life safety operations within high-rise buildings. It spells out the unique characteristics of skyscrapers from a security and fire life safety perspective, details the type of security and life safety systems commonly found in them, outlines how to conduct risk assessments, and explains security policies and procedures designed to protect life and property. Craighead also provides guidelines for managing security and life safety functions, including the development of response plans for building emergencies. This latest edition clearly separates out the different types of skyscrapers, from office buildings to hotels to condominiums to mixed-use buildings, and explains how different patterns of use and types of tenancy impact building security and life safety.

 

 


 

Firefighter Exam

Firefighter Exam By LearningExpress Editors
Publisher: LearningExpress, LLC; 4th edition 2009 | 352 Pages | ISBN: 1576856712 | PDF | 6 MB

 

With the latest information and advice about each step of the firefighter selection process, physical test, and oral interview, Firefighter Exam, 4th Edition, offers a detailed, realistic study plan and includes:
* Four newly revised practice exams based on official exam specifications
* An additional instantly scored test online with a customized diagnostic report
* Instructional chapters and targeted practice on the most commonly tested areas: verbal skills; reading texts, tables, maps, and graphs; memory and observation; logic questions; mechanical aptitude; and spatial relations
* Tips to boost confidence and conquer test anxiety
* Comprehensive information on the application process and what to expect on the exam Challenging, rewarding, and well paying, firefighting is a terrific career choice-employment for firefighters is expected to grow 19% over the decade-but before applicants join the ranks of one of the most admired occupations in the nation, they have to pass a rigorous exam.

 

 


 

Fire Retardancy of Polymers

Fire Retardancy of Polymers By T Richard Hull, Baljinder K Kandola
Royal Society of Chemistry | ISBN 0854041494 | 2008 Year | PDF | 17 Mb | 456 Pages

 

Globally, fire retardants are needed to satisfy a multibillion dollar market and fire retardancy of polymeric materials is an important component of fire safety. This book covers the latest developments in new fire retardant systems including nanoparticulate fillers, sometimes combined with conventional fire retardants; intumescent formulations and their recent applications in bulk polymers, fibres and textiles; test-methods for material flammability; material-specific aspects of combustion, smoke and toxicity. This book will update fire retardant materials' developers with the latest in research and design. It will also provide information for groups from environmentalists looking for alternatives to brominated flame retardants to engineers needing to use fire safe materials in their projects.

 

 


 

Fire Debris Analysis

Fire Debris Analysis By Eric Stauffer, Julia A. Dolan and Reta Newman
Academic Press | ISBN 012663971X | 2007 Year | PDF | 13 Mb | 672 Pages

 

The study of fire debris analysis is vital to the function of all fire investigations, and, as such, Fire Debris Analysis is an essential resource for fire investigators. The present methods of analysis include the use of gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, techniques which are well established and used by crime laboratories throughout the world. However, despite their universality, this is the first comprehensive resource that addresses their application to fire debris analysis.

Fire Debris Analysis covers topics such as the physics and chemistry of fire and liquid fuels, the interpretation of data obtained from fire debris, and the future of the subject. Its cutting-edge material and experienced author team distinguishes this book as a quality reference that should be on the shelves of all crime laboratories.

* Serves as a comprehensive guide to the science of fire debris analysis

* Presents both basic and advanced concepts in an easily readable, logical sequence

* Includes a full-color insert with figures that illustrate key concepts discussed in the text

 

 


 

Introduction to Fire safety Management

Introduction to Fire safety Management By Andrew Furness and Martin Muckett
CRC Press | ISBN 978-0750680684 | 2007 Year | PDF | 10 Mb | 440 Pages

 

Andrew Furness and Martin Muckett give an introduction to all areas of fire safety management, including the legal framework, causes and prevention of fire and explosions, fire protection measures, fire risk assessment, and fire investigation. Fire safety is not treated as an isolated area but linked into an effective health and safety management system.

"Introduction to Fire Safety Management" has been developed for the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management and is also suitable for other NVQ level 3 and 4 fire safety courses. The text is highly illustrated in full colour, easy to read and supported by checklists, report forms and record sheets. This practical approach makes the book a valuable reference for health and safety professionals, fire officers, facility managers, safety reps, managers, supervisors and HR personnel in companies, as well as fire safety engineers, architects, construction managers and emergency fire services personnel.

 

 


 

McGraw-Hill's Firefighter Exams

McGraw-Hill's Firefighter Exams By Ronald Spadafora
McGraw-Hill Professional | ISBN 0071477691 | 2007 Year | PDF | 7 Mb | 418 Pages

 

Chief Ronald Spadafora of the New York City Fire Department has created this test prep guide and career handbook to give you the very latest information about firefighter testing and employment. With three decades of experience in the fire service, Chief Spadafora is uniquely qualified to lead you through every step of the recruiting process. This all-in-one resource will give you the edge to do your best on the day of the exam and throughout your firefighting career.

Includes:

5 full-length sample tests based on Firefighter exams given throughout the United States

Complete review for all question types: reading comprehension * math * principles of mechanics * tool usage and recognition * memorization and visualization * on-the-job scenarios, etc.

Expert advice for the oral interview and psychological testing

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) skill sets and preparation

Valuable mini-courses in firematics and basic emergency medical care

 

 


 

PAS 79 Fire Risk Assessment

PAS 79 Fire Risk Assessment: Guidance and a recommended methodology By BSI Standards
BSI Standards | ISBN 0580506835 | 2007 Year | PDF | 4 Mb | 100 Pages

 

This publicly available specification (PAS) provides a comprehensive nine-step approach for conducting and recording fire risk assessments in buildings and parts of buildings to which the Workplace Fire Precautions legislation applies. It applies to three legislative areas: England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The nine steps include obtaining the relevant information, identifying the hazards, considering the appropriate control measures, reviewing the fire protection measures, assessing fire safety management and much more.

The nine steps will help provide organisations with a suggested methodology for meeting their legislative responsibilities and  promote better understanding of the fire risks and fire safety. It will encourage the adoption of a common system for carrying out fire risk assessments and establish a common basis for the documentation of fire risk assessments. Having benchmarked the legislative requirements it will enable the assessor to adopt their own individual approach and format their own documentation according to their business practices.

 

 


 

Fundamentals of Fire Phenomena

Fundamentals of Fire Phenomena By James G. Quintiere
Wiley | ISBN 978-0-470-09113-5 | 2006 Year | PDF | 6 Mb | 460 Pages

 

Understanding fire dynamics and combustion is essential in fire safety engineering and in fire science curricula. Engineers and students involved in fire protection, safety and investigation need to know and predict how fire behaves to be able to implement adequate safety measures and hazard analyses. Fire phenomena encompass everything about the scientific principles behind fire behavior. Combining the principles of chemistry, physics, heat and mass transfer, and fluid dynamics necessary to understand the fundamentals of fire phenomena, this book integrates the subject into a clear discipline:

Covers thermochemistry including mixtures and chemical reactions;

Introduces combustion to the fire protection student;

Discusses premixed flames and spontaneous ignition;

Presents conservation laws for control volumes, including the effects of fire;

Describes the theoretical bases for empirical aspects of the subject of fire;

Analyses ignition of liquids and the importance of evaporation including heat and mass transfer;

Features the stages of fire in compartments, and the role of scale modeling in fire.

Fundamentals of Fire Phenomena is an invaluable reference tool for practising engineers in any aspect of safety or forensic analysis. Fire safety officers, safety practitioners and safety consultants will also find it an excellent resource. In addition, this is a must-have book for senior engineering students and postgraduates studying fire protection and fire aspects of combustion.

 

 


 

Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional

Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional By Lon H. Ferguson, Christopher A. Janicak
Government Institutes | ISBN 0865879885| 2005 Year | PDF | 2 Mb | 304 Pages

 

Industrial fires pose one of the greatest threats to organizations in terms of financial, human, and property losses. Understanding fire-safety basics, the physics of fire, and the properties and classes of common hazards is key to designing fire-safety management programs that not only protect an organization's assets but also ensure the safe evacuation of all involved. Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional is dedicated to helping safety managers incorporate fire-hazard awareness and protection into their safety-management plans.

 

 


 

Guidelines for Fire Protection in Chemical, Petrochemical, and Hydrocarbon Processing Facilities

Guidelines for Fire Protection in Chemical, Petrochemical, and Hydrocarbon Processing Facilities By John Wiley & Sons
Amer Inst of Chemical Engineers AIChE | ISBN 0816908982 | 2005 Year | PDF | 5 Mb | 480 Pages

 

While there are many resources available on fire protection and prevention in chemical petrochemical and petroleum plants-this is the first book that pulls them all together in one comprehensive resource. This book provides the tools to develop, implement, and integrate a fire

protection program into a company or facility's Risk Management System. This definitive volume is a must-read for loss prevention managers, site managers, project managers, engineers and EHS professionals.

 

 


 

Evaluation of Fire Safety

Evaluation of Fire Safety By D. Rasbash, G. Ramachandran, B. Kandola, J. Watts, M. Law
Published Online | ISBN 9780471493822 | 2004 Year | PDF | 6 Mb | 496 Pages

 

Fire safety is a major concern in many industries, particularly as there have been significant increases in recent years in the quantities of hazardous materials in process, storage or transport. Plants are becoming larger and are often situated in or close to densely populated areas, and the hazards are continually highlighted with incidents such as the fires and explosions at the Piper Alpha oil and gas platform, and the Enschede firework factory. As a result, greater attention than ever before is now being given to the evaluation and control of these hazards.

In a comprehensive treatment of the subject unavailable elsewhere, this book describes in detail the applications of hazard and risk analysis to fire safety, going on to develop and apply quantification methods. It also gives an explanation in quantitative terms of improvements in fire safety in association with the costs that are expended in their achievement. Furthermore, a quantitative approach is applied to major fire and explosion disasters to demonstrate crucial faults and events.

 

 


 

Fire Investigation

Fire Investigation By Niamh Nic Daeid
CRC Press | ISBN 978-0415248914 | 2004 Year | PDF | 7 Mb | 248 Pages

 

Fire Investigation covers the concepts and theories used to determine a specfic fire has been deliberately or accidentally set. The author clearly explains the concepts needed to gain insight into a fire scene investigation, including the dynamics of the fire, the necessary conditions for a fire to start and be maintained, the different types of combustion fuels and subsequent burning patterns possible, and a rudimentary understanding of what happens in the analytic laboratory. It is a valuable reference for fire investigation units, scene of crime officers, private fire investigators, health and safety bodies, and students of forensic science.

 

 


 

Tending Fire - Coping with Americas Wildland Fires

Tending Fire - Coping with Americas Wildland Fires By Stephen Pyne
Island Press | ISBN 1559635657 | 2004 Year | PDF | 3 Mb | 256 Pages

 

The wildfires that spread across Southern California in the fall of 2003 were devastating in their scale-twenty-two deaths, thousands of homes destroyed and many more threatened, hundreds of thousands of acres burned. What had gone wrong? And why, after years of discussion of fire policy, are some of America's most spectacular conflagrations arising now, and often not in a remote wilderness but close to large settlements?

That is the opening to a brilliant discussion of the politics of fire by one of the country's most knowledgeable writers on the subject, Stephen J. Pyne. Once a fire fighter himself (for fifteen seasons, on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon) and now a professor at Arizona State University, Pyne gives us for the first time a book-length discussion of fire policy, of how we have come to this pass, and where we might go from here.