Fire Protection Handbook, 2008 Edition

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  • Description

    Accept no substitutes! Stay ahead with the most trusted, comprehensive, and up-to-date fire and life safety resource -- NFPA®'s fully revised 20th edition Fire Protection Handbook®.

    In a field as wide ranging and dynamic as fire protection, staying current with the latest research, technology, and safety practices is as challenging as it is essential. The fully updated, new 20th edition FPH® provides state-of-the-art, in-depth coverage of every aspect of fire protection so you can eliminate knowledge gaps, avoid errors, and maintain your competitive edge.

    • Two volumes with 3,500 pages cover the total spectrum of fire protection issues.
    • 211 chapters, including 25 that are brand new to this edition, reflect the latest knowledge and tactics.
    • 254 leading authorities provide answers and solutions on demand.
    • Thousands of visuals -- including 500 added photos, tables, charts, illustrations, and diagrams -- aid comprehension.

    Added chapters improve your ability to protect lives and property. First-time coverage includes:

    • Premises Security explores how to incorporate architectural, technical, and operational security elements into a comprehensive and effective security plan.
    • Protecting Against Extreme Events outlines how to increase a building's resilience to such events and better protect its occupants.
    • Flammability Hazard of Materials discusses test methods for measuring and characterizing ignitability, heat release rate, flame spread propensity, smoke yield and extinguishability components of flammability hazard for solid combustibles.
    • Strategies for Occupant Evacuation During Emergencies examines considerations that include building characteristics, occupant characteristics, criticality of building operations; and, outside influences such as weather or the threat of violence.

    New features make it easy to navigate massive amounts of information.

    • Smaller, more focused sections streamline research.
    • Easy-to-use tabs (included) provide instant access to specific topics.
    • An individual table of contents for each chapter maximizes searching efficiency.
    • A new two-color format makes captions, subheads, and bulleted information stand out clearly.
    • Convenient PDF format now available! Allows you to copy, paste, and print the FPH information you need to complete your tasks

    Your decisions impact lives. Make the best choices with today's FPH! (Hardbound, 3,680 pp., 2008; PDF, 3,464 pp., 2008)

  • Sample Pages

    Important information about NFPA codes and standards available


    NFPA® Handbooks are your 'Roadmap to the Codes' with insights and graphics that answer code questions. View these sample pages for a preview of the valuable information you'll access including complete code or standard text; explanatory commentary highlighted in a second color; hundreds of full-color photos, charts, tables and illustrations to clarify concepts; and much more.

    Preview Fire Protection Handbook®, 2008 Edition

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