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by Deputy Chief Theodore Lee Jarboe (Ret.) and Asst. Chief John J. O'Donoghue (Ret.)

Written by firefighters for firefighters, Elevator and Escalator Rescue: A Comprehensive Guide contains important information for technical rescue members, training officers and fire company members alike. This engaging and accessible book details the risks involved in elevator and escalator rescues and how to face them successfully.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • A comprehensive guide for dealing with elevator and escalator emergencies
  • Written by firefighters for firefighters
  • Knowledge drawn from 80 years of combined firefighting experience with elevators
  • Coverage spanning the evolution of elevators—from their most primitive stages to todayŒ's high-tech innovations
  • Chapter-ending questions to test the students' comprehension
  • Contains an extensive glossary of elevator and escalator terminology

Contents:

  • Section 1: Elevators: History, Types, and System
    • Introduction
    • History of Elevators
    • Elevator System Overview
    • Traction Elevator System: Passenger
    • Types of Hoistway Doors
    • Hallway and Lobby Features
    • Car Interior Components and Finish
    • Hydraulic Elevators: Passenger
    • Freight Elevators and Dumbwaiters
    • New Technologies
    • Residential and Special Elevators
  • Section 2: Safety and Hoistway Door Entry Guidelines
    • Safety Philosophy and Rules
    • Rescue Tools and Equipment
    • Hoistway Door Unlocking Devices (Keys)
    • Poling Guidelines
    • Top and Side Emergency Exits
    • Forcible Entry: Types, Use, and Safety
  • Section 3: Incident Types and Management Guidelines
    • Managing Passenger Entrapment Incident
    • Managing "Victim Pinned" Incident
    • Managing "Victim Fell Down Hoistway" Incident
    • Managing Elevator Fires
  • Section 4: Case Studies, Lessons Learned, and Firefighters' Use
    • Case Studies and Lessons Learned
    • Shunt Trip Activation
    • The Firefighters' Emergency Operation Key: FEO-K1
    • Use of Elevators under Fire Conditions
    • Training for Safe and Successful Elevator Rescue Operations
  • Section 5: Escalators: History, System, Safety Philosophy and Features
    • Introduction
    • Escalator Development History
    • Escalator System
    • Safety Philosophy and Rules
    • Escalator Safety Features
    • Rescue Tools and Equipment
    • Glossary of Elevator and Firefighter terminology
    • Reference file

284 Pages/8.5x11/Hardcover/2007
ISBN10 1-59370-076-8

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by Deputy Chief Theodore Lee Jarboe (Ret.) and Asst. Chief John J. O'Donoghue (Ret.)

Written by firefighters for firefighters, Elevator and Escalator Rescue: A Comprehensive Guide contains important information for technical rescue members, training officers and fire company members alike. This engaging and accessible book details the risks involved in elevator and escalator rescues and how to face them successfully.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • A comprehensive guide for dealing with elevator and escalator emergencies
  • Written by firefighters for firefighters
  • Knowledge drawn from 80 years of combined firefighting experience with elevators
  • Coverage spanning the evolution of elevators—from their most primitive stages to todayŒ's high-tech innovations
  • Chapter-ending questions to test the students' comprehension
  • Contains an extensive glossary of elevator and escalator terminology

Contents:

  • Section 1: Elevators: History, Types, and System
    • Introduction
    • History of Elevators
    • Elevator System Overview
    • Traction Elevator System: Passenger
    • Types of Hoistway Doors
    • Hallway and Lobby Features
    • Car Interior Components and Finish
    • Hydraulic Elevators: Passenger
    • Freight Elevators and Dumbwaiters
    • New Technologies
    • Residential and Special Elevators
  • Section 2: Safety and Hoistway Door Entry Guidelines
    • Safety Philosophy and Rules
    • Rescue Tools and Equipment
    • Hoistway Door Unlocking Devices (Keys)
    • Poling Guidelines
    • Top and Side Emergency Exits
    • Forcible Entry: Types, Use, and Safety
  • Section 3: Incident Types and Management Guidelines
    • Managing Passenger Entrapment Incident
    • Managing "Victim Pinned" Incident
    • Managing "Victim Fell Down Hoistway" Incident
    • Managing Elevator Fires
  • Section 4: Case Studies, Lessons Learned, and Firefighters' Use
    • Case Studies and Lessons Learned
    • Shunt Trip Activation
    • The Firefighters' Emergency Operation Key: FEO-K1
    • Use of Elevators under Fire Conditions
    • Training for Safe and Successful Elevator Rescue Operations
  • Section 5: Escalators: History, System, Safety Philosophy and Features
    • Introduction
    • Escalator Development History
    • Escalator System
    • Safety Philosophy and Rules
    • Escalator Safety Features
    • Rescue Tools and Equipment
    • Glossary of Elevator and Firefighter terminology
    • Reference file

284 Pages/8.5x11/Hardcover/2007
ISBN10 1-59370-076-8

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Very Useful

Very useful
Posted by undefined on 3rd May 2018

Picture Are Confusing

While a wealth of information. The pictures, showing a lot of components, could be enhanced with an arrow identifying the specific component being discussed.
Posted by undefined on 25th Apr 2018

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SKU: 9781593700768
Availability: Usually ships the next business day.
Weight: 2.00 LBS
Width: 8.50
Height: 11.00