Building Construction Methods and Materials for the Fire Service

ISBN-10: 0131172514

ISBN-13: 9780131172517

Edition: 2008

Authors: Michael L. Smith

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Author Mike Smith hasnbsp;extensive knowledge and experience in both the fire service and construction industries, thisnbsp;book emphasizes the impact that an understanding of the principles of building construction has on firefighting strategy. It explains building materials and processes that are involved in the construction of structures and provides students with the knowledge required to operate safely and effectively within residential or commercial buildings. Discussions of actual incidents experienced by the author and case studies containing critical thinking questions give students a better understanding of what to expect in the field.
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List price: $73.60
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

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