Provides managers, architects, plant engineers, technicians, and others with a concise background in the principles of fire protection and property loss control (a new chapter on life safety elements was added to the second edition). Some of the topics are the characteristics and behavior of fire, t
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Characteristics and Behavior of Fire -- 3. Elements of a Fire Loss Control Program -- 4. Life Safety Elements -- 5. Emergency Organization -- 6. Fire Hazards of Materials and Their Control -- 7. Common Process Hazards -- 8. Fire Safety in Design and Construction -- 9. Water Supplies for Fire Loss Control -- 10. Extinguishing Systems and Equipment -- 11. Automatic Fire Detection and Alarm Systems -- 12. Education and Training -- 13. Preventive Maintenance in Fire Protection -- 14. Regulatory Contacts -- Appendix: Conversion Table -- Index.
PETER M. BOCHNAK is Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The author of several books and articles, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Industrial Hazards Committee, United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Fire Combustion Toxicity Group, National Technical Information Service Directory of Fire Research Specialists, Society of Fire Protection Engineers, National Fire Protection Association, American Society of Safety Engineers, National Safety Council, and Campus Safety Association, among others. Mr. Bochnak received the B.S. degree (1968) in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and M.S. degree (1985) in industrial hygiene and systems safety engineering from West Virginia University, Morgantown.