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Fire Prevention: Inspection and Code Enforcement

Fire Prevention: Inspection and Code Enforcement


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Fire Prevention: Inspection and Code Enforcement, 3E

David Diamantes

Ideal for use as a key component of any professional fire-inspector training program

The third edition of Fire Prevention: Inspection and Code Enforcement is updated to reflect the 2006 ICC and Uniform Fire Codes.

This book features step-by-step explanations and practical examples of the use of model building and fire prevention codes, including detailed information on the legal, economic, and political aspects of the fire inspection process.

A comprehensive guide to the "nuts and bolts" of actually inspecting and enforcing code, topics addressed include: right of entry, enforcement authority, the permit system, building limits and types of construction, and fire protection systems and their maintenance.

Its convenient, 3-part format enables readers to progress logically from the study of code administration, inspection, and enforcement procedures.

Ideal for use as a key component of any professional fire-inspector training program, this book also serves as an excellent reference for building and property maintenance inspectors.

  • All information is up-to-date and based on current model building and fire codes, including: 2006 International Building and Fire Codes, 2006 Uniform Fire Code, and Life Safety Code/NFPA 5000 codes
  • Coverage of recent events, as well as new construction materials and technology bring readers up to date with the latest fire prevention concerns
  • A new section on organization and use of the IBC enables readers to navigate easily through this code
  • Coverage of NFPA 1031 Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) including a correlation to the content in the text, providing readers with all of the information they need to prepare successfully for professional certification
  • The history and organization of building and fire codes is reviewed, and offer valuable insights into the evolution of modern codes and their role in fire prevention today


Section 1: Fire Prevention through Regulation

Chapter 1 Code Administration
Chapter 2 Inspection

Section 2: The Building Code

Chapter 3 Use and Occupancy
Chapter 4 Building Limitations and Types of Construction
Chapter 5 Fire Restrictive Construction Elements
Chapter 6 Installation of Fire Protection Systems
Chapter 7 Means of Egress
Chapter 8 Interior Finish Requirements

Section 3: The Fire Prevention Code

Chapter 9 General Fire Safety Provisions
Chapter 10 Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems
Chapter 11 Means of Egress Maintenance for Occupancies
Chapter 12 Hazardous Materials
Chapter 13 Flammable Liquids and Aerosols
Chapter 14 Detonation and Deflagration Hazards
Chapter 15 Hazardous Assembly Occupancies
Chapter 16 Other Storage and Processing Occupancies
Chapter 17 Compressed Gases and Cyrogenic Liquids
Chapter 18 Pesticides and Other Health Hazards
Chapter 19 Using Referenced Standards

Appendix A Equivalents, Conversion Charts, and Related Mathematics
Appendix B Numerical Index - National Fire Codes Contents
Appendix C Alphabetical Index - National Fire Codes Contents

336 Pages - 8 x 9-1/4 in.

About the Author:

David Diamantes is a fire prevention/protection consultant, code trainer, curriculum developer and author. He retired after twenty-five years with the Fairfax County, Virginia Fire and Rescue Department, where he served as a firefighter, company officer and fire prevention officer.

Mr. Diamantes has served as an instructor at the National Fire Academy, Northern Virginia Community College, Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute in College Park, Maryland, Harrisburg Area Community College, Virginia Fire Marshal Academy and for the International Code Council.

He holds the following certifications: Certified Building Official (CBO), International Code Council; Fire Inspector, Commonwealth of Virginia; Building Inspector, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Residential Building Inspector, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Building Plans Examiner, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


He received an Associate's Degree in Fire Science Administration/Fire Investigation from Northern Virginia Community College and a Bachelor of Fire Science Degree from the University of Maryland


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