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Principles Of Fire Prevention

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    Third Edition
    ISBN: 9781284041866

David Diamantes

Designed for use within courses based on the Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Fire Prevention model curriculum, Principles of Fire Prevention, Third Edition will provide readers with a thorough understanding of how fire prevention and protection programs can greatly reduce fire loss, deaths, and injuries. The Third Edition features current statistics, codes, standards and references to the latest edition of NFPA Standard 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner. Additionally, Principles of Fire Prevention, Third Edition covers the elements of public education, plan review, inspection, fire investigation, community risk reduction as well as the logistics of staffing and financial management so that readers are fully prepared to lead successful fire prevention programs.

The Third Edition now features:
  • New case studies, review and discussion questions, and additional resources for each chapter. 
  • An all-new chapter on Community Risk Reduction that describes how to create and use Community Risk Profiles and Demographic Profiles.
  • Information on financial management and budgeting to help Fire Officers successfully plan, implement, and lead fire prevention programs.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: The Basis for Fire Prevention
Chapter 2: Public Fire Prevention Organizations and Functions
Chapter 3: Private Fire Protection and Prevention Organizations
Chapter 4: Fire Prevention Through the Codes Process
Chapter 5: Plan Review
Chapter 6: Inspection
Chapter 7: Fire Protection Systems Testing
Chapter 8: Other Fire Prevention Functions
Chapter 9: Fire Prevention Through Investigation
Chapter 10: Fire Prevention Through Public Education, Awareness, and the Public Forum
Chapter 11: Fire Prevention Records and Record Keeping
Chapter 12: Personnel
Chapter 13: Financial Management
Chapter 14: Community Risk Reduction 
Appendix A: Public Law 90-259
Appendix B: Recommendations of the National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control
Appendix C: Status Report on the 90 Recommendations from America Burning
Appendix D: FESHE Correlation Guide
Appendix E: Imperial and Metric Conversions

About the Author:
David Diamantes
David (Dave) Diamantes is a consultant, code trainer, curriculum developer, and author. He retired from the Fairfax County, Virginia Fire and Rescue Department in 1998 as a Captain II after 25 years with the department. He served as a fire fighter, company officer, and fire prevention officer. He supervised the Inspections and Fire Protection Systems Testing Branches and served as the Fire Prevention Division's budget coordinator for several years.

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