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Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: fires, building, residential, vacant
Number of Pages: 11
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437938280
ISBN-13: 9781437938289

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. This report is based on 2006 to 2008 data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). According to the report, an estimated 28,000 vacant residential building fires occur annually in the U.S., resulting in an estimated average of 45 deaths, 225 injuries, and $900 million in property loss. Vacant residential fires are considered part of the residential fire problem as they comprise approximately 7 percent of residential building fires. In addition, intentional is the leading cause of vacant residential building fires

Author: J. Gordon Routley
Publisher: FEMA
Keywords: florida, fires, wildland
Number of Pages: 35
Published: 2004

The entire state of Florida was ravaged by an unprecedented series of wildland and urban interface fires during the period from late-May to mid-July, 1998. The total response to these fires, combining local, state and federal resources, may be the largest ever assembled in the United States. The magnitude and complexity of the operations seriously challenged the capacity of existing incident management systems.

Author: Robin M. Nazzaro
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: wild, land, fires, communications, improving, assessment, protecting, structures, technology
Number of Pages: 124
Published: 2005-09
ISBN-10: 1422300560
ISBN-13: 9781422300565

Since 1984, wildland fires have burned 850+ homes each year & the number of homes at risk is growing. The primary responsibility for ensuring that preventive steps are taken to protect homes lies with homeowners & state & local gov'ts., not the fed. gov't. The ability to communicate among all parties fighting a fire -- known as interoperability -- is essential, but is hampered because different public safety agencies operate on different radio frequencies or use incompatible communications equip. This report assesses: measures that can help protect structures from wildland fires, factors affec

Author: Dalia M. Spektor
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: illnesses, volume, oil, fires, war, gulf, scientific, literature, pertains, review
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 1998
ISBN-10: 0833026682
ISBN-13: 9780833026682

When the Iraqi army withdrew from Kuwait during the Gulf war, it left the Kuwait oil fields in flames. Burning crude oil produces a wide range of pollutants. This report examines the peer-reviewed scientific literature regarding possible health effects on U.S. troops of exposure to the oil well fires. The author reports that measurements taken in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, where most troops were assigned, showed concentrations of pollutants to be orders of magnitude lower than recommended occupational standards in the United States and comparable to ambient levels. The literature review revealed

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: fire, training, reference, manual, comprehensive, safety, prevention, firefighting, marine
Number of Pages: 401
Published: 1994-01-01
ISBN-10: 0788104780
ISBN-13: 9780788104787

A comprehensive training and reference manual used as a textbook in maritime institutions. Addresses the prevention, control, and extinguishing of fires aboard commercial vessels and on offshore drilling rigs. Includes chapters on emergency procedures and equipment as well as case studies of past shipboard fires. Generously illustrated with drawings, photos, diagrams, tables, and checklists. Recommended reading for all maritime personnel and kept both in shipboard reference libraries and in the offices of maritime executives.

Author: David Glover
Publisher: IDRC
Keywords: catastrophe, cost, haze, fires, indonesia
Number of Pages: 170
Published: 1999
ISBN-10: 9812300066
ISBN-13: 9789812300065

Author: David V. Sandberg
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: fire, air, effects, ecosystems, wildland
Number of Pages: 86
Published: 2009-09
ISBN-10: 1437915574
ISBN-13: 9781437915570

Wildland fire is an integral part of ecosystem mgmt. and is essential in maintaining functional ecosystems, but air pollutants emitted from those fires can be harmful to human health and welfare. This review of what is known about the effects of fire on air quality will assist those in the fire and air quality mgmt. communities. Contents: (1) Intro.; Scope; Framework; Prior Work; Changes in Fire Policy; (2) Air Quality Regulations and Fire; (3) Overview of Air Pollution from Fire; (4) Characterization of Emissions from Fires; (5) Transport, Dispersion, and Modeling of Fire Emissions; (6) Atmos
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