ERIC Number: ED037979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1961
Reference Count: N/A
Occupancy Fire Record. Libraries.
National Fire Protection Association, Boston, MA.
Considerations essential to adequate protection for library facilities have been assembled in the form of recommendations and related to specific examples. Five steps are given which outline the procedures to follow in order to achieve fire safety. With regard to planning, six considerations are dealt with in detail--(1) the saving of lives, (2) the limitations of the fire, (3) the alarm system, (4) the training of the staff to handle emergencies, (5) protection against unusual hazards, and (6) the control of damage. For each of these considerations an extensive description is given of pertinent fires which have actually occurred. Experimental evidence is also offered to illustrate some of the concepts discussed. (RS)
Descriptors: Books, Building Design, Fire Protection, Librarians, Libraries, Library Facilities, Library Planning, Safety
National Fire Protection Association, 60 Batterymarch Street, Boston 10, Massachusetts ($.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Fire Protection Association, Boston, MA.