Author: David Diamantes
Principles of Fire Prevention addresses our nationís 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.
coverage is thoroughly up-to-date and features in-depth codes information including ICC, BOCA, ICBO, SBCCI and NFPA
a thorough history of fire protection and prevention provides valuable insight into the impact of fire on the economies of localities, the states, and our nation
the "business" aspects of fire prevention including funding, fees and cost recovery, records maintenance and retention, and the laws associated with these functions can be used as a tool in today's bureaus
staffing and recruitment, employee training and retention, fire inspection, investigation, public education, plan review, and fire protection systems testing are all examined
each chapter contains discussion questions and chapter projects to encourage application of important fire prevention activities emphasized in the book
a correlation to the National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education Fire Prevention course provides a quick reference to pages where the content meets recommended outcomes