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Industrial Firefighting for Municipal Firefighters


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Although municipal firefighters respond to industrial fires or emergencies on a daily basis, even the largest fire departments often focus most of their training and attention on residential and commercial structures, vehicles or wildland firefighting. This book was written to specifically prepare the municipal firefighter for responses to a wide range of industrial fires, where the situation will be much different. As advances in automation and reductions in industrial fire brigades are made, it is increasingly likely that firefighters will be called to an incident at one of these vulnerable facilities due to a fire or terrorist event, and municipal firefighters must be prepared to respond. An educated and efficient response will assist with the mitigation of large loss fires or other events, minimizing business interruption and the resultant dollar loss as well as minimizing the impact to the community at large. Features & benefits: Offers a better understanding of the industrial processes that may be encountered. Provides a knowledge base for pre-incident planning. Covers response procedures and operational tactics to be employed by municipal firefighters at industrial fire incidents. Details the types of operational structures, firefighting equipment and personnel available at industrial facilities. This book is perfect for municipal firefighters at any stage of their career, as well as for personnel at industrial facilities that have to operate or coordinate response with municipal fire departments.

Table of Contents

• Acknowledgements

• Introduction

• Industrial Firefighting for Municipal Firefighters: Purpose of This Book

• Industrial Qualifications and Skills Required

• Industrial Emergency Response Teams and Municipal Interface

• Incident Management

• Pre-Incident Response Planning

• Drills and Exercises

• General Firefighting Tactics and Response Concerns

• Fixed and Semi-Fixed Suppression Systems and Water Supplies

• Fire and Gas Detection Systems

• Terrorism and Security Issues

• Hazardous Materials

• Petroleum Refining

• Chemical and Petrochemical Facilities

• Nuclear Facilities

• Bulk Grain Storage and Processing Occupancies

• Textiles

• Storage and Warehouses

• Recycling Facilities

• Pulp and Paper Manufacturing

• Plastics Manufacturing

• Woodworking Facilities

• Food and Beverage Facilities

• Laboratories

• Marine Operations Including Shipyards

• Storage of Liquefied Flammable Gases

• Steel and Aluminum Manufacturing

• Printing Establishments

• Quenching and Annealing

• Aircraft and Aircraft Facilities

• Electric Power Generation

• Storage Tank Facilities

• Well Drilling Sites

• Pipelines

• Automotive Manufacturing

• Glossary

• Acronyms and Abbreviations

Product Details

PennWell Corporation
Fire Science
Craig H. Shelley
Markley, Timothy E.
Anthony R. Cole
Shelley, Craig H.
Timothy E. Markley
Cole, Anthony R.
industrial fires; industrial incident; industrial facilities
Fire extinction
Industrial safety
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