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Collapse Operations for First Responders

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Title: Collapse Operations for First Responders
Author: John O'Connell
ISBN: 1593702639 / 9781593702632
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 206
Publisher: PennWell
Year: 2011
Availability: Out of Stock
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Collapse Operations for First Responders discusses in detail the common warning signs of structural collapse and what to do when they are encountered, providing a practical, hands-on approach to operating safely and effectively in collapse rescue situations.

Discussion is chiefly directed toward one of the most common types of structures around the country, wood and brick-and-joist (ordinary-constructed) buildings, known as URM (unreinforced masonry) construction.

Various types of shoring and cribbing techniques vital to collapse rescue operations, as well as void size-up, safety at collapse operations, tools used in voids, and void procedures are explored.

Collapse Operations for First Responders is a must-have resource for firefighters, officers, chiefs, and technical rescue response personnel.


Chapter 1 : Introduction
Chapter 2 : Warning Signs, Causes, and Safety Precautions of Building Collapse
Chapter 3 : Basic Building Construction Related to Building Failure
Chapter 4 : Initial Emergency Response
Chapter 5 : Collapse Patterns and Void Search Operations
Chapter 6 : Shoring Operations : An Overview
Chapter 7 : Rescue Personnel Uses and Training Criteria
Chapter 8 : Tools and Equipment Needed For Structural Collapse Operations


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