279 pages | 40 B/W Illus.
Safety managers today are required to go beyond compliance with the latest fire codes to implement proactive fire safety management programs that improve profitability. By reducing property loss insurance premiums and fostering an efficient work environment to help realize quality gains, safety managers can add to the bottom line; however, they need a solid understanding of the duties and responsibilities for which they are accountable.
The Fire Safety Management Handbook is every safety manager’s must-have guide for developing a successful fire safety management program. Emphasizing proactive fire safety activities that achieve optimal results, the text presents the key elements that comprise an effective fire safety management program, including a basic knowledge of:
To provide current and future safety professionals with a better understanding of emergency management within the fire safety discipline, each chapter of the Third Edition includes learning objectives at the beginning and questions at the end. Case studies have been added, codes and standards have been updated, and a new chapter on emergency response planning has been included. Plus, a school fire safety plan that can be used as a template is now part of the appendices.
"Dr. Della-Guistina hit another "home run" with this edition of the Fire Safety Management Handbook.This text should be in the library of every safety professional with responsibilities. …encompasses everything a safety or fire professional needs to know about fire safety in one text."
–Thomas D. Schneid, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, USA
"I feel that the comprehensive nature of this book will equip the reader with the basic fundamentals necessary within the field of fire safety and hazardous materials in the workplace."
—James T. Culligan, Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, USA
"Dr. Della-Giustina's textbook is an excellent reference for all safety professionals involved in fire safety management. It includes all important elements that comprise an effective fire safety management program. Examples of case studies give an additional strength to this textbook. Overall, this textbook is an excellent reference to be used by safety professional in developing and implementing an effective fire safety management programs."
—Vladislav Kecojevic, West Virginia University, USA
"I found this edition of the Fire Safety Management Handbook to be a safety professionals "go to" guide to developing a comprehensive and effective fire safety management program for an organization. It encompasses everything a safety professional needs to know about fire safety in one document."
—Cheryl Kennedy, New York City Transit
Case Study Model
Major Organizations Involved in the Field of Fire Safety
Identification and Control of Materials Considered Hazardous
Fire Detection Systems
Fire Control Systems
Care, Maintenance, and Inspection
Legal Aspects, Organization, and Legislation
Emergency Response Planning for Safety Professionals
The United States Fire Administration
Appendix 1: National Electric Code Articles and Additional NFPA References
Appendix 2: OSHA Fire Protection Standards and Applicable NFPA Standards
Appendix 3: Addresses
Appendix 4: Fire Codes and Standards
Appendix 5: Fire Plan for an Elementary School