Collapse Operations for First Responders

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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.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Warning signs and safety precautions
  • Collapse patterns and causes of collapse
  • Building construction related to building failure
  • Initial response
  • Surface and void search operations
  • Shoring operations overview
  • Personnel uses and training
  • Tools and equipment
  • Rigging basics and working with heavy equipment
  • Concrete operations
  • Incident command
  • Glossary

Approx. 260 Pages/Hardcover/8.5x11/Coming Soon!

$54.03 (Including 0% tax) each
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