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Fire safety and loss prevention

Author: Kevin A Cassidy
Publisher: Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, ©1992.
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This book explores the ramifications of fire prevention, and a security department's responsibility prior to, during, and after a fire. The book includes coverage of how fire prevention systems can  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cassidy, Kevin A., 1953-
Fire safety and loss prevention.
Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, ©1992
(OCoLC)645937572
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin A Cassidy
ISBN: 0750690399 9780750690393
OCLC Number: 24320161
Description: xii, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Human Behavior and Fire. Male and Female Behavior Patterns. Summary --
2. Fire Safety and Security. Interfacing Security and Fire Safety. The Ideal Versus the Reality. Summary --
3. The Security and Fire Safety Department. Fire Safety Director and Deputy Fire Safety Director Qualifications. Choosing Qualified Candidates --
The Fire Brigade. A History of Fire Brigades and Fire Training. Your Organization's Fire Brigade. Proprietary or Contract Guards --
Hiring and Training. Fire Prevention. Summary --
4. In the Event of a Fire: Duties of the Fire Brigade, Fire Safety Director, and Deputy. Members of the Fire Brigade. Communication Equipment. Summary. 5. Fire Detection and Alarm Systems. Types of Systems. National Fire Protection Association. Summary. 6. Conflicting Codes and How to Deal with Them. The Four Model Building Code Groups. Dealing with Various Codes. State Codes and Regulations. Summary. 7. Architecture, Security, and Fire Prevention. Working with the Architect/Engineer. Fire-safe Buildings/Testing Methods. The X-Factor. Fire Safety Terms. Building Construction. Building Construction Classification. Summary --
8. Liability and Fire Prevention. Criminal Liability. Strict Liability. Foreseeability. Contractual Liability. Vicarious Liability. Negligence and Legal Liability. Avoiding Negligence and Liability. Fire Prevention: Avoiding Liability. Summary --
9. Developing and Implementing a Fire Operation Plan for Your Facility. The Fire Operation Plan. Summary --
10. Hazardous Materials and Fire Safety. Chemical Safety and Environmental Compliance. Personal Protective Equipment. Halogenated Extinguishing Agents. Precarious Fire Suppressants. Storage Requirements. Boiling Liquid-Expanding Vapor Explosion (BLEVE). Summary --
11. Dealing with Adversity. Building Structure Classification. Fire/Building Survey. Fire Operation Plan. Detection, Alarm, and Communications Systems (DAC). Security/Fire Patrol Guards. Conducting Fire Drills. Summary --
12. The Overall Importance of Standpipes and Hoses. Four Types of Systems. System Classification. Summary --
13. Evaluating Your Facility After a Fire. NFPA Definitions. Disturbing the Fire Scene. Post-fire Analysis. Fire Investigation and Reporting. Learning from a Fire. Summary.
Responsibility: Kevin A. Cassidy.

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