Fire and Life Safety Educator Principles and Practice

Author: Giesler
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284041972
Release Date: 2016-11-08
Genre: Medical

Fire and Life Safety Educator: Principles and Practice, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access, meets the objectives of NFPA 1035 (2015) for FLSE Levels I, II, III, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist, and Youth Firesetter Program Manager. It is written for practitioners, managers, and supervisors, as well as for those who are new to the FLSE field, covering fire behavior and prevention, code compliance, community risk reduction, risk assessment, and working with the public. Based solidly on research and proven tactics, it describes community outreach methods, how to effectively teach fire and life safety, and how to market prevention and preparedness messages to all age groups. In-depth instruction advises on developing fire and life safety curricula, objectives, lesson plans, and presentations. This second edition covers all aspects of designing, budgeting for, and managing a fire and life safety program; public relations and persuasion tactics; legal considerations; and best professional practices. The importance of program evaluation and how to conduct evaluation is explained. New chapters are included to address the public information officer role and specific responsibilities, Youth Firesetter intervention strategies, and Youth Firesetter program implementation.

Homeland Security Technologies for the 21st Century

Author: Ryan K. Baggett
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440831430
Release Date: 2017-04-17
Genre: Political Science

A comprehensive textbook that overviews common technologies utilized within the homeland security enterprise with an emphasis on contemporary homeland security mission areas and end-user applications. • Provides an overview of technology trends and transformations from the viewpoint of contemporary homeland security mission areas and user applications as well as analysis of the impacts on contemporary and future homeland security practices • Comprehensively addresses the opportunities and risks associated with homeland security technologies • Supplies a taxonomy for homeland security technology types • Describes the methodologies for identifying technology needs and characteristics • Itemizes standards for promoting interoperability, compatibility, and system safety

Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine

Author: Kewal K. Jain
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319471402
Release Date: 2016-11-25
Genre: Medical

This comprehensive volume captures the latest scientific evidence, technological advances, treatments and impact of biotechnology in hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Divided into three distinct sections, the book begins with basic aspects that include history, equipment, safety and diagnostic approaches; this is followed by clinical applications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in various modalities; the last section provides an overview of hyperbaric medicine as a specialty with best practices from around the world. Integration of multidisciplinary approaches to complex disorders are also covered. Updated and significantly expanded from previous editions, Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, 6th Edition will continue to be the definitive guide to this burgeoning field for students, trainees, physicians and specialists.

Applying the Building Code

Author: Ronald L. Geren
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118920763
Release Date: 2016-02-25
Genre: Architecture

No other resource—not even the building code—presents the exact code information you need, when you need it at design stage The International Building Code (IBC) is a model building code developed by the International Code Council (ICC). The IBC and its complementary codes provide design and construction professionals with a complete set of comprehensive, coordinated building safety and fire prevention regulations in order to safeguard the public health and general welfare of the occupants of new and existing buildings and structures. Adopted throughout most of the United States and its territories, it is referenced by federal agencies, such as the General Services Administration, National Park Service, Department of State, U.S. Forest Service, and the Department of Defense. For architects and other design and construction professionals, it is particularly important that they understand how to apply the IBC and how code officials view buildings, so that they integrate code-required provisions in the earliest design stages of any project. Applying the IBC, as well as its companion codes, to building design is a process that is uniquely different to that of applying the building code during a planning review. Whereas other guide books explain the IBC in sequential order, from cover to cover, chapter by chapter, and section by section, Applying the Building Code explains the requirements of the IBC as they would apply during the common phases of design: from schematic design through to the preparation of construction documents. This effectively highlights applicable requirements of the building code at the appropriate stage of design based on available information. The book provides a 28-step process that is organized according to the three phases of architectural design: schematic design, design development, and construction documents Each step explains the application of the IBC, as well as other codes and standards referenced by the IBC (i.e. International Fire Code, International Energy Conservation Code, and ANSI A117.1) based on available project information Illustrations and examples are provided throughout that explain the code fundamentals associated with each step A single example project is used throughout the step-by-step process to illustrate how each step is applied and builds upon code and project information obtained through previous steps Guidance is also provided on the International Existing Building Code and how the step-by-step process is applied to projects involving existing buildings The role of the building department and its staff in regard to plan reviews and code enforcement is discussed A detailed code data information template is provided that can help organize code-related information for construction documents

HVAC Equations Data and Rules of Thumb Third Edition

Author: Arthur Bell
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071829601
Release Date: 2015-12-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This comprehensive volume, often called the “HVAC bible,” has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest code changes, equipment, and techniques HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb, 3e offers all of the information an HVAC student or professional needs in one resource. The book thoroughly explains the expansion of piping systems and temperature limitations of new materials such as polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC, CPVC, and PEX. Detailed information is included for all types of facilities, including offices, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, commercial spaces, and computer rooms. This practical handbook reflects all the latest code changes—including the ASHRAE standards—and explains how to interpret and put them to use. It includes completely updated coverage of new pumps, chillers, air handling units, cooling equipment, boilers, and pipe material. You will get complete coverage of sustainability organizations that have become more important since last edition, including LEED, USGBC, Energy Star. Features hundreds of equations and rules for everything from ductwork to air-handling systems Includes a brand-new chapter on sound, vibration, and acoustics Contains an updated list of equipment manufacturers for all products featured

Performance Based Fire Safety Design

Author: Morgan J. Hurley
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482246568
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Master an Approach Based on Fire Safety Goals, Fire Scenarios, and the Assessment of Design Alternatives Performance-Based Fire Safety Design demonstrates how fire science can be used to solve fire protection problems in the built environment. It also provides an understanding of the performance-based design process, deterministic and risk-based analysis techniques, development of design fire scenarios, trial design development and analysis, and building lifecycle management. Develop a Strategy That Meets the Fire Safety Goals for a Building Topics addressed include designing to protect people from fire, design of detection systems, smoke control systems and structural fire resistance, addressing computational and design uncertainty, and fire testing to support design development or evaluation. Identifies key attributes of performance-based design Reviews the advantages and disadvantages of performance-based design over specification-based prescriptive design Provides a series of steps offering a framework/process for performance-based design Performance-Based Fire Safety Design focuses on the development and application of performance-based fire safety design approaches. Written by leading experts in the field, this text addresses the unique features and uses of a building and helps you gain a better understanding of how a building will perform in the event of a fire.

The Codes Guidebook for Interiors

Author: Sharon K. Harmon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118809877
Release Date: 2014-09-05
Genre: Architecture

The Interactive Resource Center is an online learningenvironment where instructors and students can access the toolsthey need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcingand assessing their understanding of key concepts for successfulunderstanding of the course. An access card with redemption codefor the online Interactive Resource Center isincluded with all new, print copies or can bepurchased separately. (***If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, theaccess code may have been redeemed previously and you may have topurchase a new access code (ISBN: 9781118990179). The online Interactive Resource Center containsresources tied to the book, such as: Interactive Forms and Checklists Downloadable Bibliography Flashcards by chapter for focused learning Get up to speed on the latest codes with the completereference for interiors. The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Sixth Edition is thestandards reference of choice for designers and architects, and theonly guide devoted exclusively to codes applicable to interiors.With jargon-free explanations of all standards and regulations ofconcern to designers and architects, the book takes readersstep-by-step through the codes relevant to each stage in the designprocess. The updated sixth edition features the latest informationon fire codes, performance codes, building and finish standards,energy codes, and accessibility regulations, plus enhancedillustrations that clearly demonstrate how codes apply in real-lifescenarios. Interior designers, architects, and facility managers need abasic understanding of the various codes involved with buildinginteriors. These codes are updated on a continuous basis, andprofessionals must stay on top of new requirements and upcomingcodes processes. The Codes Guidebook for Interiors is acomplete reference, organized by stage for easy navigation, andcomprehensive enough for use as a review for the NCIDQ and AREexams. The sixth edition contains the most recent developments ininterior codes and regulations, including: 2012 ICC codes, including the IBC, and ICC International GreenConstruction Code Coverage of changes to ADA standards and ICC/ASI accessibilityrequirements New standards, terminology, and federal regulations Updated information on sustainability as it relates to codesand regulations Having all applicable codes in a single resource saveshours of research time, and can dramatically reduce the potentialfor costly planning oversights. Whether renovation or newconstruction, small or large, codes apply to every project. TheCodes Guidebook for Interiors provides designers with thecomprehensive information they need to stay up-to-date.

Federal Register

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UCR:31210024841353
Release Date: 2013-04
Genre: Delegated legislation