Author: Bradford Perkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2002-03-14
Here's the essential information you need to initiate designs forpreschools and kindergartens as well as elementary, middle, andhigh schools. Filled with project photographs, diagrams, floor plans,sections, and details. Combines in-depth coverage of the structural, mechanical,acoustic, traffic, and safety issues that are unique to schoolbuildings with the nuts-and-bolts design guidelines that will startany project off on the right track and keep it there throughcompletion. Order your copy today!
Author: H. Brooke Stauffer
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2002-02-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The first User's Guide to the National Electrical Code(R) explains basic principles of the NEC(R)! NFPA's 2002 Edition details and explains the basic NEC principles you must know to work effectively with the world's most widely used building code! Written by H. Brooke Stauffer, Director of Codes & Standards at the National Electrical Contractor's Association, User's Guide to the National Electric Code is the ideal starting point for electrical apprentices, and a useful reference for experienced pros. Launch your career in the electrical field-or get the NEC background you've been missing! Learn how to find your way around the 2002 NEC through text explaining: What's covered in each chapter of the NEC. Use it alongside your 2002 Code!How the National Electrical Code works with other NFPA electrical standards and building codes The NEC consensus development process and the significance of TIAs and Formal Interpretations The User's Guide offers expert analyses of technical requirements-the kind of information it can take years to acquire: The difference between GFPE and GFCI equipment Why terminals for ungrounded hot conductors must be color-distinguishable from the silver or white usedfor grounded conductors Reasons to use a multiwire branch circuit. The NEC tells you how to install it-only the User's Guide tells you why. Find examples of TVSS (transient voltage surge suppressors) and hundreds of other explanations.
Author: Charles R. Miller
Publisher: Delmar Pub
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Illustrated Guide to the NEC represents a dramatic blend of new presentation styles with tried-and-true teaching practices. This text teaches through visualization. Technically accurate, highly detailed illustrations offer insight into Code requirements, and are further enhanced through clearly written, concise blocks of text which can be read very quickly and understood with ease. Information formerly scattered throughout the Code book has been logically gathered and concentrated under the appropriate occupancy: one-family dwellings, multi-family dwellings, illustrated accordingly. After presentation, summaries review the material, while competency tests reinforce what has been learned. Illustrated Guide to the NEC offers a visually pleasing format which stimulates interest and facilitates comprehension, making both teaching and learning easier and more enjoyable. ALSO AVAILABLE Electronic Version on CD-ROM, ISBN: 0-7668-1921-3 INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructor's Manual, ISBN: 0-7668-0530-1 Computerized Testbank, ISBN: 0-8273-8611-7
Author: Jerry W. Laughlin
Publisher: National Fire Protection Assn
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Hazardous substances
The supplements to this handbook contains information on lessons learned from terrorist attacks, operating safely in hazardous environments, fire fighter fatalities, propane tank explosions, justifying a haz mat team, selection of chemical-protective ensembles using NFPA guidelines for decontamination of fire fighters and their equipment following a haz mat incident, and EMS sector standard operating procedures.
Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release Date: 1998-10-01
This compendium of materials will be useful in building and supplementing a public education program for fire safety. Lists a wide range of programs, videotapes, booklets, manuals, pamphlets, brochures, program kits, and web sites that are available from diverse sources throughout the U.S. There are 13 categories: burn and scald prevention, CPR and first aid, electrical hazards, escape plans and drills, fire and the elderly, fire extinguishers, fire safety and the disabled, flammable fabrics, residences, residential fire inspections and home safety, fire safety programs for schools and day care programs, smoke detectors, and other programs.
Author: Kate Curtis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2011-08-15
Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)
The fire protection of industrial plants and public buildings is a major concern of managers responsible for their safety. Life safety, property protection, building use, financial impact, and insurance are involved. This 320-page handbook provides a clear, concise guide to all aspects of fire protection for industrial, commercial and institutional buildings and their occupants. All steps from loss control programs to incident management are covered in detail. The approach throughout is to provide practical information of immediate practical value for the most cost-effective fire protection. Included are sections on fire loss control programs, planning, risk assessment, emergency team organization and training, installed and portable fire protection and suppression equipment, and incident management. More than 90 sample forms, organization charts, and photographs supplement the text.
Author: Ami Pedahzur
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2009-02-04
While Mossad is known as one of the world's most successful terrorist-fighting organizations, the state of Israel has, more than once and on many levels, risked the lives of its agents and soldiers through unwise intelligence-based intervention. The elimination of Palestinian leaders and militants has not decreased the incidence of Palestinian terrorism, for example. In fact, these incidents have become more lethal than ever, and ample evidence suggests that the actions of Israeli intelligence have fueled terrorist activities across the globe. An expert on terror and political extremism, Ami Pedahzur argues that Israel's strict reliance on the elite units of the intelligence community is fundamentally flawed. A unique synthesis of memoir, academic research, and information gathered from print and online sources, Pedahzur's complex study explores this issue through Israel's past encounters with terrorists, specifically hostage rescue missions, the first and second wars in Lebanon, the challenges of the West Bank and Gaza, Palestinian terrorist groups, and Hezbollah. He brings a rare transparency to Israel's counterterrorist activities, highlighting their successes and failures and the factors that have contributed to these results. From the foundations of this analysis, Pedahzur ultimately builds a strategy for future confrontation that will be relevant not only to Israel but also to other countries that have adopted Israel's intelligence-based model.