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