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Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service Student Workbook Paperback – December 6, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0763748791 ISBN-10: 076374879X Edition: 4th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 117 pages
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 4 edition (December 6, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076374879X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763748791
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #179,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

The book was boring to me, it was not what I expected.
Santo Nino
Very well written and is easy to understand and apply to "your" situation.
James Baswick
The best building construction book written for the fire service.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Julian on October 15, 2011
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Unfortunately this book was chosen to be one on my Fire Department's promotional exams. I believe that building construction is one of the primary knowledge bases for firefighting, and while this book tries to address this, the delivery is very poor. I have nearly 15 years of firefighting experience on two continents, worked in construction and have studied our industry in depth and like most Firefighters learn best with anecdotes and pictures/diagrams to draw parallels everyday experiences. This book fails on nearly all levels and while I respect Brannigan for his time on the job, insight and tales I feel the Editor(s) of this book have drastically reduced it's potential. For example, on page 54 fig 3-12 the text refers to cast iron columns but the picture is of rolled steel (possible concrete filled or lally columns) which react completely differently in a fire situation, on page 204, fig 9-5 the text talks about precast prestressed concrete (wall) panels but the picture shows an 18th century church in London (I used to work in the UK as a firefighter) - possibly St. Paul's Cathedral with weather proof sheathing around scaffolding which is there to protect workers form the weather and by standers from cleaning products so the picture is of something completely irrelevant. On page 214 there is text about metal deck roof fires. The story and actions are good but the underlying science is incorrect. When cooling the underside of a metal deck, you are cooling the roofing materials, in this case tar and NOT removing the fuel from the fire as suggested in the text. On page 174 the example of a collapse zone is mis-interpreted when dealing with a gas explosion. I could go on.Read more ›
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This a HORRIBLE book! The only reason I can see anyone purchasing it is for the purpose of promotion or testing for fire officer. It is teeming with mistakes, discrepancies, and contradictions! A definition in the text may be totally different (or contradicting) to what is listed in the glossary.
The only plus is you know you've learned the material when you start finding the mistakes and discrepancies.
If your a training Chief putting together a promotional assessment and really want to screw with the candidates...use questions from this book!
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The condition of the book was perfect. The book was boring to me, it was not what I expected. Maybe with a background in construction, I probably would have a change of heart when it came to reading this book.
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By Logan on April 27, 2014
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There was only slight water damage on the opening page but it was nothing important. There were a couple typos different from other books but nothing major. Great way to save money.
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The book was written in a way that definitely shares the experts' knowledge for those who already have a basic understanding of fire protection building standards. It's a horrible read for a 101 type class for folks who have never been exposed to building standards. The paragraphs and sections digress all over the place without organization, making it hard to keep track of hierarchical topics and lessons. Taking a test from the material based on the book is just as bad.
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By Vegas Fire Man on January 9, 2014
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Mr. Brannigan was the man when it came to building construction and how it effects firefighter safety. Not to mention, fire ground tactics based off of building construction. This book is a must read for anyone in the fire service. Two thumbs up...
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By Fasteddy64 on December 30, 2013
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This is dry boring stuff, but I have to read it for a promotional exam.
I suppose for the purpose it is a good one.
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Best applicable job resource, especially if the person reading does not have a construction background. Explains construction from a firefighting perspective unlike most texts that teach from an outside perspective for firefighters
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