Description : From the heartlands of the 1880s Upper Midwest comes a morality tale of survival and destiny told in the convincing language of a patriarch's journal, evoking a real sense of the time and place. Gerhardt Praeger, a farmer of some education and plenty experience, understands the mixture of hard work, ingenuity, ethic, grace and steadiness of spirit needed to hold his settler family and neighboring community together while homesteading the hard territory of the Dakotas. He, along with his wife and seven sons, must constantly contend with natural disasters and manmade challenges to carve out their holdings in an unforgiving environment that has defeated so many of their neighbors, sending them home to their families back east. Praeger believes that God will provide sufficiently if not in abundance to those who can resist over-reaching. But a new neighbor, the bold Beidermann, who seems at times almost larger than life, stirs both his curiosity and envy, and tests Praeger's moral beliefs. Between his remarkable journal entries that observe the increasingly tense events between them, is also a narrative that moves the everyone toward calamity. What results is an almost biblical story of moral imperatives and self-revelation, of man striving to civilize his own impulses along with the wild land.
Description : Prepared by the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph covers the entire range of fire following earthquake (FFE) issues, from historical fires to 20th-century fires in Kobe, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and Northridge. FFE has the potential of causing catastrophic losses in the United States, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, and other seismically active countries with wood houses. This comprehensive book on FFE and urban conflagrations provides state-of-the-practice insight on unique issues, such as large diameter flex hose applications by fire and water departments. Topics include: History of past fires; Computer modeling of fire spread in the post-earthquake urban environment; Concurrent damage and fire impacts for water, power gas, communication and transportation systems; Examples of reliable water systems built or designed in San Francisco, Vancouver, Berkeley, and Kyoto; Use of large diameter (5 in.) and ultralarge diameter (12 in.) flex hose for fire fighting and water restoration; and Cost-effectiveness of various FFE mitigation strategies, with a detailed benefit-cost model. Water utility engineers, fire fighting professionals, and emergency response planners will benefit from reading this book.
Description : Learn the "ins and outs" of fire protection system hardware!Comprised of 37 illustrated chapters from the recently published Fire Protection Handbook, the new Operation of Fire Protection Systems helps you make better, more informed decisions about safety. Over 30 leading fire protection experts contributed their expertise to this comprehensive look at how fire detection, alarm, and suppression systems work, and what you need to do to keep them operational. You'll be able to oversee outside contractors, perform in-house tasks, and conduct inspections, with: Coverage of detection and alarm systems including notification appliances, fire alarm system interfaces, and gas and vapor detection systems and monitors Guidance on automatic sprinklers, water spray protection, standpipe and hose systems, and hazards such as Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) Facts about direct halon replacement agents, foam, and all types of extinguishing agents and systemsFacility managers, AHJ's, and fire service pros gain the knowledge needed to keep equipment online and pass promotional exams.
Description : Fire Officer: Principles and Practice covers NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2003 Edition for the Fire Officer I & II levels, from fire officer communications to managing fire incidents. The text is the core of the teaching and learning system with features that will reinforce and expand on the essential information and make information retrieval a snap. It combines current content with dynamic features and interactive technology to better support instructors and help prepare future fire officers for any situation that may arise.
Description : Firefighters aspiring to meet the professional qualifications for Vehicle Driver/Pump Operator will benefit from this new edition that is updated to the 2003 Edition of NFPA Standard 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. It teaches readers to efficiently, effectively, and safely operate and maintain fire pumps, with the must-know information that is critical for successful completion of the evaluation for driver/pump operator. Topics are logically organized, beginning with an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the driver and operator. Readers are then taken step-by-step through the construction of pumps and the procedures necessary for the operations of pumps. Theory and principles behind important water flow calculations are also provided, followed by expanded information on automatic nozzles, standpipe operations, hydrant flows, and other topics that promote the safe and efficient operation of pumps.
Description : A comprehensive training and reference manual used as a textbook in maritime institutions. Addresses the prevention, control, and extinguishing of fires aboard commercial vessels and on offshore drilling rigs. Includes chapters on emergency procedures and equipment as well as case studies of past shipboard fires. Generously illustrated with drawings, photos, diagrams, tables, and checklists. Recommended reading for all maritime personnel and kept both in shipboard reference libraries and in the offices of maritime executives.
Description : This handbook is designed to serve as a compendium of basic information about the tools and techniques of fire investigation.
Author by : International Association of Fire Chiefs
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 79
Total Download : 150
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Description : Today's fire fighters respond to all types of crises from fire suppression to medical emergencies to hazardous materials incidents and terrorist attacks. As they answer these calls, it is imperative that no gaps in knowledge compromise their effectiveness or their safety. Fire fighters need up-to-date, comprehensive training materials to thoroughly prepare for any situation that may arise. Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills will set the standard for fire fighter education for years to come. Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills thoroughly supports instructors and prepares students for the job. The text covers the entire spectrum of the 2002 Edition of NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications in one volume, eliminating the need for additional texts. The text combines current content with dynamic features and interactive technology to better support instructors and help prepare students. The text is the core of the teaching and learning system with features that will reinforce and expand on the essential information and make information retrieval a snap.Included are time saving tools like PowerPoint presentations, customizable test banks, and web-based distance learning resources to better support you and your students.