Fire Protection Handbook, 2023 Edition

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  • Description

    Meet Your Comprehensive Fire Protection Companion.

    The NFPA® Fire Protection Handbook® (FPH®) provides quick and easy access to a wide depth and breadth of fire protection and life safety information to provide reliable answers to all your fire protection questions. Whether you’re a fire chief making your community safer, a facility manager ensuring your building is up to code, or a fire protection engineer who simply needs to keep up with today’s technology and safety practices, the 21st edition of the Fire Protection Handbook is your centralized solution.

    Authored collaboratively by more than 200 industry professionals and NFPA experts, the FPH is a comprehensive resource that covers the latest research, technology, and safety practices in all areas of fire protection. This newest edition consists of two volumes and features 210 chapters, 21 sections grouped by topic, thousands of color visuals, and accompanying index tabs to help with navigation.

    The Fire Protection Handbook features revised and updated chapters, plus several brand-new chapters, including:

    • The NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem™
    • The Interconnected All-Hazards Fire Department
    • Smart Infrastructure and Fire Protection
    • Additive Flame Retardants
    • Solid and Liquid Oxidizers
    • Organic Peroxides
    • Photovoltaic Systems
    • Energy Storage Systems
    • Fuel Gases Detection
    • Wildland Fires and Wildland/Urban Interface
    • Cannabis Processing Facilities
    • Active Shooter/Hostile Event Operations
    • Fireground Operations for Energy Storage Systems
    • Modular Construction

     

  • Table of Contents

    Contents

    Introduction

    Acknowledgments

    Section 1  Safety in the Built Environment

    Chapter 1-1      The NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem

    Chapter 1-2      Challenges to Safety in the Built Environment

    Chapter 1-3      Codes and Standards for the Built Environment

    Chapter 1-4      Legal Issues for Design and Enforcement Professionals

    Chapter 1-5      Fire Prevention and Code Enforcement

    Chapter 1-6      Systems Approach to Fire-Safe Building Design

    Chapter 1-7      Wildland Fires and Wildland/Urban Interface

    Chapter 1-8      The Interconnected All-Hazards Fire Department

    Chapter 1-9      Smart Infrastructure and Fire Protection

    Section 2  Basics of Fire and Fire Science

    Chapter 2-1      Physics and Chemistry of Fire

    Chapter 2-2      Physics of Fire Configuration

    Chapter 2-3      Fire Hazards of Materials and Products

    Chapter 2-4      Introduction to Compartment Fires

    Chapter 2-5      Basics of Fire Containment

    Chapter 2-6      Fundamentals of Fire Detection

    Chapter 2-7      Theory of Fire Extinguishment

    Chapter 2-8      Explosions

    Section 3  Information and Analysis for Fire Protection

    Chapter 3-1      An Overview of the Fire Problem

    Chapter 3-2      Fire Loss Investigation

    Chapter 3-3      Fire Incident Data: From Collection to Use

    Chapter 3-4      Introduction to Fire Modeling

    Chapter 3-5      Fire Hazard Analysis Techniques

    Chapter 3-6      Fire Risk Analysis

    Chapter 3-7      Closed Form Enclosure Fire Calculations

    Chapter 3-8      The Role of Performance-Based Codes and Standards in Fire Safety Design

    Chapter 3-9      Overview of Performance-Based Fire Protection Design

    Section 4  Human Factors in Emergencies

    Chapter 4-1      Human Behavior in Fire

    Chapter 4-2      Calculation Methods for Egress Prediction

    Chapter 4-3      Facilitating Occupant Movement During Emergencies

    Chapter 4-4      Techniques of Crowd Management

    Section 5  Fire and Life Safety Education

    Chapter 5-1      Community Risk Reduction

    Chapter 5-2      Principles and Techniques of Fire and Life Safety Education

    Chapter 5-3      Fire and Life Safety Education Messages

    Chapter 5-4      Evaluation Techniques for Fire and Life Safety Education

    Chapter 5-5      Educators as Public Information Officers and Effective Media Relations

    Chapter 5-6      Reaching High-Risk Groups

    Chapter 5-7      Youth Firesetting

    Section 6  Characteristics of Materials and Products

    Chapter 6-1      Fire Hazards of Materials

    Chapter 6-2      Combustion Products and Their Effects on Life Safety

    Chapter 6-3      Concepts and Protocols of Fire Testing

    Chapter 6-4      Wood and Wood-Based Products

    Chapter 6-5      Fibers and Textiles

    Chapter 6-6      Upholstered Furniture and Mattresses

    Chapter 6-7      Fire-Retardant and Flame-Resistant Treatment of Cellulosic Materials

    Chapter 6-8      Additive Flame Retardants

    Chapter 6-9      Dusts

    Chapter 6-10    Metals

    Chapter 6-11    Gases

    Chapter 6-12    Medical Gases

    Chapter 6-13    Ignitible (Flammable and Combustible) Liquids

    Chapter 6-14    Polymeric Materials

    Chapter 6-15    Pesticides

    Chapter 6-16    Explosives and Blasting Agents

    Chapter 6-17    Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products

    Chapter 6-18    Solid and Liquid Oxidizers

    Chapter 6-19    Organic Peroxides

    Chapter 6-20    Tables and Charts

    Chapter Section 7          Storage and Handling of Materials

    Chapter 7-1      Storage and Handling of Solid Fuels

    Chapter 7-2      Storage of Ignitible (Flammable and Combustible) Liquids

    Chapter 7-3      Storage of Gases

    Chapter 7-4      Storage and Handling of Chemicals

    Chapter 7-5      Hazardous Waste Control

    Section 8  Special Equipment

    Chapter 8-1      Air-Moving Equipment

    Chapter 8-2      Chemical Processing Equipment

    Chapter 8-3      Material Handling Equipment

    Chapter 8-4      Automated Equipment

    Chapter 8-5      Lasers

    Chapter 8-6      Protection of Electronic Equipment

    Chapter 8-7      Heat Transfer Systems and Fluids

    Chapter 8-8      Industrial and Commercial Heat Utilization Equipment

    Chapter 8-9      Oil Quenching and Molten Salt Baths

    Chapter 8-10    Stationary Combustion Engines and Fuel Cells

    Chapter 8-11    Fluid Power Systems

    Chapter 8-12    Industrial Refrigeration Systems

    Chapter 8-13    Photovoltaic Systems

    Chapter 8-14    Energy Storage Systems

    Section 9  Processes and Facilities

    Chapter 9-1      Woodworking Facilities and Processes

    Chapter 9-2      Spray Finishing and Powder Coating

    Chapter 9-3      Dipping and Coating Processes

    Chapter 9-4      Plastics Industry and Related Process Hazards

    Chapter 9-5      Metalworking Processes

    Chapter 9-6      Cannabis Processing Facilities

    Chapter 9-7      Storage and Bulk Handling of Grain Elevator and Milling Operations

    Chapter 9-8      Protection of Records

    Chapter 9-9      Semiconductor Manufacturing

    Chapter 9-10    Oilseed Solvent Extraction Plants

    Chapter 9-11    Protection of Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Chapter 9-12    Fire Protection of Laboratories Using Chemicals

    Chapter 9-13    Fire Protection of Telecommunications Facilities

    Chapter 9-14    Electric Generating Plants

    Chapter 9-15    Nuclear Facilities

    Chapter 9-16    Mining and Mineral Processing

    Chapter 9-17    Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres

    Section 10         Building Services

    Chapter 10-1    Emergency and Standby Power Supplies

    Chapter 10-2    Electrical Systems and Appliances

    Chapter 10-3    Heating Systems, Boiler Furnaces, and Appliances

    Chapter 10-4    Building Transportation Systems

    Chapter 10-5    Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems

    Chapter 10-6    Ventilation of Commercial Cooking Operations

    Section 11         Fire Prevention Practices

    Chapter 11-1    Waste Handling and Control

    Chapter 11-2    Housekeeping Practices

    Chapter 11-3    Site Design for Fire Safety

    Chapter 11-4    Fire Hazards of Construction, Alteration, and Demolition of Buildings

    Chapter 11-5    Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work

    Chapter 11-6    Control of Electrostatic Ignition Sources

    Chapter 11-7    Lightning Protection Systems

    Section 12         Non-Emergency Fire Department Functions

    Chapter 12-1    Planning for Public Fire-Rescue Protection

    Chapter 12-2    Organizational Benchmarking and Performance Evaluation

    Chapter 12-3    Needs Assessment and Hazard Analysis

    Chapter 12-4    Managing Fire-Rescue Departments

    Chapter 12-5    Information Management, Computer Technology, and GIS for Fire Station Locations and Response Protocols

    Chapter 12-6    Liability of Fire Service Organizations for Negligent Firefighting

    Chapter 12-7    Understanding and Addressing Discrimination and Harassment in the Fire Service

    Chapter 12-8    Safety, Medical, and Health Issues and Programs

    Chapter 12-9    Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Protective Equipment

    Chapter 12-10 Effect of Building Construction and Fire Protection Systems on Firefighter Safety

    Chapter 12-11 Training Programs for Fire and Emergency Service Personnel

    Chapter 12-12 Fire Rescue Stations and Fire Service Training Centers

    Chapter 12-13 Disaster Planning and Response Services

      Chapter 12-14  Public Emergency Services Alarm, Dispatch, and Communications Systems

    Chapter 12-15 Pre-Incident Planning for Industrial and Municipal Emergency Response

    Section 13         Fire Department Emergency Operations

    Chapter 13-1    Fireground Operations

    Chapter 13-2    Organizing Search and Rescue Operations

    Chapter 13-3    Emergency Medical Services and the Fire Department

    Chapter 13-4    Emergency Vehicles and Equipment

    Chapter 13-5    Fire Streams

    Chapter 13-6    Alternate Water Supplies

    Chapter 13-7    Public Fire Protection and Hazardous Materials Management

    Chapter 13-8    Managing the Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents

    Chapter 13-9    Aircraft

    Chapter 13-10 Wildland Fire Management

    Chapter 13-11 Active Shooter/Hostile Event Operations

    Chapter 13-12 Fireground Operations for Energy Storage Systems

    Section 14         Detection and Alarm

    Chapter 14-1    Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems

    Chapter 14-2    Automatic Fire Detectors

    Chapter 14-3    Notification Appliances

    Chapter 14-4    Fire Alarm System Interconnections

    Chapter 14-5    Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems

    Chapter 14-6    Household Fire Warning Equipment

    Chapter 14-7    Fire Protection Surveillance and Security Services

    Chapter 14-8    Gas and Vapor Detection Systems and Monitors

    Chapter 14-9    Carbon Monoxide Detection

    Chapter 14-10 Fuel Gases Detection

    Section 15         Water Supplies for Fixed Fire Protection

    Chapter 15-1    Fixed Water Storage Supplies for Fire Protection

    Chapter 15-2    Water Supply Requirements for Public Supply Systems

    Chapter 15-3    Hydraulics for Fire Protection

    Chapter 15-4    Water Supplies for Sprinkler Systems

    Chapter 15-5    Corrosion in Fire Sprinkler Systems

    Chapter 15-6    Fire Pumps

    Chapter 15-7    Fire Pump Controllers and Power Supply Arrangements for Motor-Driven Fire Pumps

    Section 16         Water-Based Fire Suppression Equipment

    Chapter 16-1    Principles of Automatic Sprinkler System Performance

    Chapter 16-2    Automatic Sprinklers

    Chapter 16-3    Automatic Sprinkler Systems

    Chapter 16-4    Supporting Water-Based Systems

    Chapter 16-5    Sprinkler Systems for Storage Facilities

    Chapter 16-6    Residential Sprinkler Systems

    Chapter 16-7    Ultra-High-Speed Water Spray Systems

    Chapter 16-8    Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems

    Chapter 16-9    Water Spray Protection

    Chapter 16-10 Standpipe and Hose Systems

    Chapter 16-11 Care and Maintenance of Water-Based Extinguishing Systems

    Section 17         Fire Suppression Systems and Portable Fire Extinguishers

    Chapter 17-1    Carbon Dioxide and Application Systems

    Chapter 17-2    Chemical Extinguishing Agents and Application Systems

    Chapter 17-3    Characteristics and Hazards of Water and Water Additives for Fire Suppression

    Chapter 17-4    Foam Extinguishing Agents and Systems

    Chapter 17-5    Portable Fire Extinguisher Applications, Use, and Maintenance

    Chapter 17-6    Clean Agents and Systems

    Chapter 17-7    Application of Gaseous Agents to Special Hazards Fire Protection

    Chapter 17-8    Explosion Prevention and Protection

    Section 18         Confining Fires

    Chapter 18-1    Confinement of Fire in Buildings

    Chapter 18-2    Interior Finish

    Chapter 18-3    Smoke Movement in Buildings

    Chapter 18-4    Venting Practices

    Chapter 18-5    Firestopping

    Chapter 18-6    Deflagration Venting

    Section 19         Structural Fire Protection

    Chapter 19-1    Fundamentals of Structurally Safe Building Design

    Chapter 19-2    Types of Building Construction

    Chapter 19-3    Modular Construction

    Chapter 19-4    Fire Resistance of Structural Members and Assemblies

    Chapter 19-5    Structural Fire Safety in One- and Two-Family Dwellings

    Chapter 19-6    Analyzing Structural Fire Damage

    Chapter 19-7    Structural Fire Safety Calculation Methods

    Section 20         Protecting Occupancies

    Chapter 20-1    Assessing Life Safety in Buildings

    Chapter 20-2    Board and Care Facilities

    Chapter 20-3    Lodging Establishments and University Housing

    Chapter 20-4    Apartment Buildings

    Chapter 20-5    One- and Two-Family Dwellings

    Chapter 20-6    Manufactured Housing

    Chapter 20-7    High-Rise Buildings

    Chapter 20-8    Assembly Occupancies

    Chapter 20-9    Mercantile Occupancies

    Chapter 20-10 Business Occupancies

    Chapter 20-11 Educational Occupancies

    Chapter 20-12 Day-Care Occupancies

    Chapter 20-13 Detention and Correctional Occupancies

    Chapter 20-14 Health Care Occupancies

    Chapter 20-15 Storage Occupancies

    Chapter 20-16 Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship

    Chapter 20-17 Industrial Occupancies

    Chapter 20-18 Occupancies in Special Structures

    Section 21         Transportation Fire Safety

    Chapter 21-1    Passenger Vehicle Fires

    Chapter 21-2    Fire Safety in Commercial Vehicles

    Chapter 21-3    Automotive and Marine Service Station Operations

    Chapter 21-4    Alternative Fueled Vehicles and Fueling

    Chapter 21-5    Fuel Cell Vehicles

    Chapter 21-6    Recreational Vehicles

    Chapter 21-7    Fixed Guideway Transit and Light Rail Systems

    Chapter 21-8    Rail Transportation Systems

    Chapter 21-9    Marine Vessels

    Chapter 21-10 Road Tunnels and Bridges

    Index

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