Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service, 5th Edition

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ISBN: 9781449688943

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Overview

For over forty years, Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service has been the fire service's most trusted and comprehensive building construction resource available. Now in its Fifth Edition, this bestselling resource continues to honor Frank Brannigan's legacy by instilling his passion for detail and extensive practical experience. His motto, More »

Description

ISBN: 9781449688943

For over forty years, Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service has been the fire service's most trusted and comprehensive building construction resource available. Now in its Fifth Edition, this bestselling resource continues to honor Frank Brannigan's legacy by instilling his passion for detail and extensive practical experience. His motto, "Know your buildings," impacts every aspect of this text.

This Fifth Edition now features:

  • Coverage of the National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Building Construction for Fire Protection course objectives.
  • New stand-alone chapter on New, Light, Green (Solar), and Modular Construction.
  • Enhanced emphasis on tactical considerations found throughout the text.

Trust Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service to provide straightforward information on different building types and their unique hazards needed to keep fire fighters safe on the job.

 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Concepts of Construction
Chapter 3 Methods and Materials of Construction
Chapter 4 Building and Fire Codes
Chapter 5 Fire Behavior and Building Construction
Chapter 6 Features of Fire Protection
Chapter 7 Wood Frame Construction
Chapter 8 Heavy Timber Construction
Chapter 9 Ordinary Construction
Chapter 10 Noncombustible Construction
Chapter 11 Fire-Resistive Construction
Chapter 12 Firefighting Concerns of Green Construction
Chapter 13 Specific Occupancy-Related Construction Hazards
Chapter 14 Collapse

To the casual observer, it can appear as if firefighters extinguish building fires without a set plan in place. However, as experienced firefighters know well, putting out a building fire is approached with as much knowledge as possible about the structure of a building.

Whether you are a new firefighter who needs to increase your knowledge of building construction for the fire service or a veteran who wishes to brush up on your knowledge of the subject, Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service, 5th Edition is the ideal educational resource.

A Venerable Tradition

The text is based on John Brannigan’s in-depth experience with building construction for the fire service. Brannigan’s famous motto, “Know Your Buildings”, still sets the tone for the book after 40 years of being in print.

Now in its 5th edition, Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service has become a trusted firefighting text for learning the ins and outs of building construction. Brannigan’s legacy with the fire department is a stellar one, and his valuable perspectives can be found in every chapter.

New Special Features

The latest edition of the text offers special features not found in previous editions, including: coverage of the National Fire Academy’s FESHE, fire protection course objectives that focus on building construction, and a chapter dedicated to understanding new forms of building construction, such as light, green and modular construction.

As architecture transitions from one trend to another, it is important for firefighters to remain aware of how to address fires in the latest kinds of structures. Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service, 5th Edition, will inform you of new types of building construction and how to fight fires in buildings that contain them.

Start Learning Today

If you are looking for the best educational resource that covers building construction for the fire service, Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service is it.

With its venerable tradition of communicating John Brannigan’s knowledge of firefighting concerning building construction, plus the new features included in the 5th edition, this book is a great resource for beginners and veterans alike. Order your copy from Firebooks today.

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