Collapse of Burning Buildings A Guide to Fireground Safety

ISBN-10: 1593702337

ISBN-13: 9781593702335

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Vincent Dunn
List price: $83.00
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Description: Chief Vincent Dunn, a 42-year fire service veteran, has updated his best-selling book which examines the dangers of structural failure caused by fire. This is the second edition of the first textbook written to warn firefighters, company officers, and fire chiefs about exactly how structures collapse when destroyed by fire--and examines the subject of burning building collapse in great detail. More importantly, this book, unlike any other publication, instructs firefighters and fire officers in how to survive burning building collapse.

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Book details

List price: $83.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: PennWell Corporation
Publication date: 10/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 364
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.35" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
General Collapse Information
Terms of Construction and Building Design
Building Construction: Firefighting Problems and Structural Hazards
Masonry Wall Collapse
Collapse Dangers of Parapet Walls
Wood Floor Collapse
Sloping Peak Roof Collapse
Timber Truss Roof Collapse
Flat Roof Collapse
Lightweight Steel Roof and Floor Collapse
Lightweight Wood Truss Collapse
Ceiling Collapse
Stairway Collapse
Fire Escape Dangers
Wood-Frame Building Collapse
Collapse Hazards of Buildings Under Construction
Collapse Caused by Master Stream Operations
Search-and-Rescue at a Building Collapse
Safety Precautions Prior to Collapse
Why the World Trade Center Towers Collapsed
High-Rise Building Collapse
Post-Fire Analysis
Early Floor Collapse
Epilogue: Are Architects, Engineers, and Code-Writing Officials Friends of the Firefighter?
Index
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