Collapse of Burning Buildings, 2nd Edition

A Guide to Fireground Safety
Author: Vincent Dunn
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 1593702337
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 347
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1. General collapse information 2. Terms of construction and building design 3. Building construction: firefighting problems and structural hazards 4. Masonry wall collapse 5. Collapse dangers of parapet walls 6. Wood floor collapse 7. Sloping peak roof collapse 8. Timber truss roof collapse 9. Flat roof collapse 10. Lightweight steel roof and floor collapse 11. Lightweight wood truss collapse 12. Ceiling collapse 13. Stairway collapse 14. Fire escape dangers 15. Wood-frame building collapse 16. Collapse hazards of buildings under construction 17. Collapse caused by master stream operations 18. Search-and-rescue at a building collapse 19. Safety precautions prior to collapse 20. Why the World Trade Center Towers collapsed 21. High-rise building collapse 22. Post-fire analysis 23. Early floor collapse EPILOGUE: Are architects, engineers, and code-writing officials friends of the firefighters?.

The Art of Reading Buildings


Author: John Mittendorf,Dave Dodson
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 1593703422
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 444
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The Art of Reading Buildings focuses on the practical art of reading a building and applying its positive and negative attributes in developing a size-up for fireground operations that center on structure fires. First-due company officers, incident commanders, and safety officers will appreciate the practical “street-wise” lessons captured in the book. Chief officers, training officers, engineers, firefighters, and fire science degree candidates will benefit from the wide range of building construction topics covered in this text. Features include: • Understand the technical and practical aspects of building construction • Learn on-the-spot building construction assessment using the authors’ custom Rapid Street-Read Guides • Develop a quick construction size-up for immediate application to fireground operations • Recognize firefighter traps in newer and alternative construction methods • This text covers objectives for the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Building Construction for Fire Protection course

Urban search and rescue in New York City following a commercial building collapse.


Author: US Fire Administration
Publisher: FEMA
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Safety and Survival on the Fireground


Author: Vincent Dunn
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9780912212234
Category: Reference
Page: 377
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Learn from one of the leading authorities on how to identify hazards and avoid them. Dunn discusses the 15 most common hazards faced by firefighters, including cellar fires, collapse, peaked roofs, wildfires, interior operations, ladder operations, forcible entry, and others. Contents: Death and injury statistics Collapse rescue dangers Responding and returning dangers Searching for the fire location Advancing the initial attack hose line Operating above a fire Peaked roof operations Cellar fire dangers Propone gas Wildfire dangers Aerial ladder climbing Forcible entry dangers Master stream operation Outside venting danger Dangers of fire escapes Overhauling dangers Risk analysis Interior fire Exterior fire Safe firefighting procedures Firefighters' death and injury.

Fire, Police, and EMS Coordination at Apartment Building Explosion; Harlem, New York


Author: N.A
Publisher: FEMA
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Fire Engineering


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fire prevention
Page: N.A
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The New Yorker


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literature
Page: N.A
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Fire Instructor's Training Guide


Author: J. R. Bachtler
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos
ISBN: 9780878149124
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 283
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Online Public Access Catalog Training Manual


Author: Illinois Fire Service Institute. Library
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Online bibliographic searching
Page: 136
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Learning from 9/11--understanding the Collapse of the World Trade Center

Hearing Before the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session, March 6, 2002
Author: United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Building failures
Page: 195
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Lawyers Desk Reference


Author: Harry M. Philo,Dean A. Robb
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Lawyers
Page: N.A
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National Fire Codes

A Compilation of NFPA Codes, Standards, Recommended Practices and Guides
Author: National Fire Protection Association
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fire extinction
Page: N.A
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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Firefighter Career Starter


Author: Mary Masi
Publisher: Learning Express Llc
ISBN: 9781576853658
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 228
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Critical advice for people considering a career as a firefighter on how to succeed at the competitive application process.

Feuer und Zivilisation


Author: Johan Goudsblom
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658065060
Category: Social Science
Page: 414
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Für Johan Goudsblom brachte die Entdeckung des Feuers und seiner Kontrolle in der Vorgeschichte eine radikale Umstellung der menschlichen Kultur. Dieser ersten grundlegenden ökologischen Wende folgten mit dem Ackerbau und der industriellen Revolution weitere Entwicklungsphasen im Umgang mit Feuer und deshalb mit der materiellen Umwelt und der ganzen Gesellschaft. Bis in unsere Tage ist die Kontrolle des Feuers ein integraler Bestandteil der Gesellschaften, die Menschen miteinander bilden. Die erste Auflage erschien 1995 beim Suhrkamp Verlag.

102 Minuten

die nie erzählte Geschichte vom Kampf ums Überleben in den Türmen des World Trade Centers
Author: Jim Dwyer,Kevin Flynn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492048897
Category: Buildings
Page: 363
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Minutiös genauer Bericht über die letzten 102 Minuten im WTC vom Einschlag des 1. Flugzeugs im Nordturm bis zu dessen Einsturz, basierend auf zahlreichen Gesprächen und Interviews.

Special Report: Rapid Intervention Teams and How to Avoid Needing Them


Author: N.A
Publisher: FEMA
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Der Zirkusbrand

Eine wahre Geschichte
Author: Stewart O'Nan
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644025517
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Der 6. Juli 1944 verhieß für die Bewohner der Stadt Hartfort in Connecticut vergnüglich zu werden. Stattdessen endet er in einer Katastrophe: 167 Menschen sterben in den Flammen des größten Zirkusbrandes der amerikanischen Geschichte. Fesselnd und einfühlsam verfolgt Stewart O’Nan die Schicksale jener Menschen, die an einem scheinbar harmlosen Sommertag losgehen, um sich unterhalten zu lassen, und mit Tod und Schrecken konfrontiert werden. «Ein grandioses Stück Literatur.» (Der Spiegel) «‹Der Zirkusbrand› liest sich spannend wie ein Abenteuerroman, da er fast fiktiv in den vielen Verflechtungen menschlicher Schicksale wirkt und philosophisch in seiner Frage, weshalb gerade an diesem Tag bestimmte Menschen zu einer bestimmten Zeit an diesem bestimmten Ort zusammenkamen.» (NDR) «‹Der Zirkusbrand› ist Journalismus im Dienste der Literatur und Literatur im Dienste der Geschichtsschreibung.» (The New York Times) «Ein großes Buch.» (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Das Glück der anderen


Author: Stewart O'Nan
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 364402541X
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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In einer amerikanischen Kleinstadt bricht eine Seuche aus. Jacob Hansen, Sheriff, Leichenbestatter und Pastor, muss hilflos zusehen, wie die Bewohner seine Warnungen vor der Krankheit in den Wind schlagen und alle Quarantänemaßnahmen missachten. Die Zahl der Toten wächst dramatisch, von der friedlichen Dorfidylle ist nichts mehr zu spüren. Panik bricht aus. Und Jacob Hansen muss sich entscheiden: zwischen der Verantwortung für die Gemeinschaft und der Rettung seines privaten Lebensglücks. «Absolut unvergesslich.» (Brigitte) «Ein Roman, der die Phantasie des Lesers wie mit heißen Nadeln traktiert.» (Die Weltwoche)

Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics


Author: John Norman
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593700614
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 466
View: 4191
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Aimed at firefighters and fire officers, provides information on modern firefighting tactics.