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Introduction To Fire Prevention


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The prevention of unwanted fires is considered a primary responsibility of the modern fire department, whether career, volunteer, or combination career and volunteer. However, the fire service and others having an 'interest in fire prevention increasingly recognize that other agencies and organizations, such as health departments, schools, private industries, and civic associations, can be of tremendous help in educating the public about this important field of personal safety.

It has long been realized that the term fire prevention should be broadly interpreted to encompass arson suppression, fire safety education including personal reaction in the event of fire, plan review, inspection, and other elements of code enforcement. All of these areas are examined in this text. In addition, methods to measure the effectiveness of local fire prevention programs are addressed in the sixth edition of Introduction to Fire Prevention.

This edition has been updated to reflect current concepts in each of the above-mentioned areas. The major change in building code organizational structure is addressed as is the advent of performance-based codes. The tragic events of September 11, 2001, are noted with comments on lessons learned for code enforcers. Other recent fire tragedies are mentioned as well. Several new evaluation systems for public fire safety education programs are also reviewed. Longstanding research that has ongoing application is retained in the new edition. Chapters have been reorganized to follow a logical sequence and major editorial changes have been made.

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Prentice Hall
Fire Science
Robertson, James C.
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Trade paper
MyFireKit Series
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Grade Level:
College/higher education:
10.2 x 8.2 x 0.7 in 785 gr

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Introduction To Fire Prevention
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Product details 312 pages Prentice Hall - English 9780131190313 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 'Introduction to Fire Prevention 7/e offers a range of information on fire prevention history, education, organization, practices, and research. The model curriculum of the Fire Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) group served as a basis for this important James C. Robertson, principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild, provides information on arson suppression, fire safety education, along with updated information on code enforcement. With a focus on both the public and organizational responsibilities for fire safety and prevention, this book serves as an introductory tool for all firefighters who seek both the fundamentals and latest information on fire prevention practices and procedures. '
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Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e


James C. Robertson


The prevention of unwanted fire has long been considered the responsibility of the modern-day fire department; however, other agencies and organizations play a vital part in educating the public about fire prevention. From the responsibilities of the fire department to the role of the private and public sectors, this best-selling text present a broad-based look at fire prevention including arson suppression, fire safety education, and code enforcement. The seventh edition has been updated to include the refinement of coverage of performance based codes, code change recommendations as a result of the tragic events of 9/11, fire safety research with continuing application, and a case study of a very successful fire safety program, all while meeting the FESHE curriculum learning objectives, with all new color photographs, and new key terms and objectives for each chapter.


Features Include:


  • Cross-walked to FESHE learning objectives
  • All-new color photographs throughout
  • Key Terms and Chapter Objectives
  • Refinement of coverage of performance based codes
  • Code change recommendations as a result of the tragic events of 9/11
  • Fire safety research with continuing application
  • A case study outlining one jurisdiction’s very effective fire safety program


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