Written by firefighters for firefighters, Elevator and Escalator Rescue: A Comprehensive Guide contains important information for technical rescue members, training officers, and fire company members alike. This engaging and assessable book details the risks involved in elevator and escalator rescues and how to face them successfully.
Theodore Lee Jarboe served the Montgomery County, Maryland, Fire and Rescue Service for 40 years. For more than 25 years, Ted taught elevator rescue training in many locations throughout the United States. Ted is a Certified Emergency Manager, Executive Fire Officer, and a Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (MiFireE).|John J. O'Donoghue served the Cambridge, MA Fire Department for 39 years. He has been a member of the ASME A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators- Emergency Operations Committee since 1994.
History of elevators; Elevator system overview; Traction elevator system: Passenger; Types of hoistway doors; Hallway and lobby features; Car interior components and finish; Hydraulic elevators: Passenger; Freight elevators and dumbwaiters; New technologies; Residential and special elevators; Safety philosophy and rules; Rescue tools and equipment; Hoistway door unlocking devices (keys); Poling guidelines; Top and side emergency exits; Forcible entry: Types, use, and safety; Managing passenger entrapment incident; Managing "victim pinned" incident; Managing "victim fell down hoistway" incident; Managing elevator fires; Case studies and lessons learned; Shunt trip activation; The case for a common firefighters' service phase I key use of elevators under fire conditions; Training for safe and successful elevator rescue operations; Escalator development history; Escalator system; Safety philosophy and rules; Escalator safety features; Rescue tools and equipment; Glossary of elevator and firefighter terminology.