Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional takes an in-depth look at fire hazards in the workplace-from the substances required to do business to the building construction itself-and provides practical fire safety principles that can be applied in any work environment. Readers will learn how to develop emergency action plans and fire prevention plans, implement effective alarm and detection systems and fire extinguishment systems, and develop a comprehensive fire program management plan that is in compliance with Federal Emergency Management Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Fire Protection Association standards.
Lon Ferguson,CSP, and Christopher Janicak, CSP, ARM, are Professors of Safety Sciences at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ferguson, chairman of the university's safety department, has worked with PA/OSHA as a compliance consultant and with Liberty Mutual as a fire safety specialist. Dr. Janicak, who teaches fire safety at the university, has worked in the loss control field serving both government and private sector clients.
Contents Chapter 1 Introduction to Industrial Fire Protection Chapter 2 Chemistry and Physics of Fire Chapter 3 Common and Special Hazards Chapter 4 Mechanical and Chemical Explosions Chapter 5 Building Construction Chapter 6 Life Safety in Buildings Chapter 7 Hazardous Processes Chapter 8 Alarm and Detection Systems Chapter 9 Fire Extinguishment Chapter 10 Fire-Program Management Glossary Solutions to Chapter Questions Index