Synopses & Reviews
This new book, addressing our nation?s efforts at fire prevention and the importance of reducing fire loss, helps readers understand the ?whys? and ?hows? of fire prevention and protection. Coverage includes the origins of our national, state, and local fire prevention efforts and makes the case for increased emphasis on the prevention of hostile fires. Programs and functions of government and industry, including many of the ?hybrid? or non-traditional systems and programs used by some government agencies, are examined in lay terms for those firefighters and officers who may not be assigned to fire prevention functions on a full time basis.
"The practice of Fire Prevention grows more complicated and detailed everyday. This [book] provides a good overview of an extremely complex discipline. " - Eddie Bain, Investigation, Prevention and Public Education Program Director, Illinois Fire Service Institute
Fire science students, firefighters seeking promotion within the fire service.
Principles of Fire Prevention addresses our nation's efforts at fire prevention and the importance of reducing fire loss, and it helps readers understand the value of fire prevention, protection and associated programs. Coverage includes the origins of our national, state, and local fire prevention efforts as well as current examples that emphasize the need for stronger programs. In addition, the book discusses the elements of plan review, inspection and investigation, as well as the logistics of staffing and financial management of fire prevention.
About the Author
Mr. Diamantes received an Associates Degree in Fire Science Administration/ Fire Investigation, from Northern Virginia Community College (1995). He received his Bachelor of Fire Science degree at the University of Maryland (1995). He is also the author of Fire Prevention: Inspection and Code Enforcement, (2nd Edition) Delmar Publishers 2002.
Mr. Diamantes is a fire prevention/protection consultant, code trainer, curriculum developer and author. He has twenty-five years of experience with the Fairfax County, Virginia FireandRescue Department as a firefighter, company officer and fire prevention officer.
Mr. Diamantes has performed complex fire inspection functions, managed inspections, code enforcement, and acceptance testing functions. He has coordinated budget and training for the Fire Prevention Division, and participated in the code development process on the local, state and national level.
Adjunct instructor: National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, Maryland
Fire Inspections Principles 1995- Present
Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Virginia
Fire Inspections Practices 1995-1998
Fire Investigations Principles 1994
Virginia Fire Marshal Academy, Richmond, Virginia
Basic Fire Marshal Academy 1992- Present
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, College Park, Maryland
Fire Inspector I 1997- Present
Fire Inspector II 1997- Present
Fire Inspector III 2000- Present
Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Fire Prevention 2001
Building Construction 2001
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Basis for Fire Prevention Programs Chapter One-- The basis for fire prevention Chapter Two-- Fire Prevention Bureau Structures and Functions Part 2: Fire Prevention Structure and Function Chapter Three-- Fire prevention through the codes process Chapter Four-- Plan review Chapter Five-- Inspection Chapter Six-- Fire Protection Systems Testing Chapter Seven-- Other Fire Prevention Functions Chapter Eight-- Fire Prevention through Fire Investigation Chapter Nine-- Fire Prevention through Public Education, Awareness and the Public Forum Part 3: The Business of Fire Prevention Chapter Ten-- Personnel Chapter Eleven-- Budgeting for Fire Prevention Chapter Twelve-- Cost Recovery and Fee Structures Chapter 13-- Records and Record Keeping.