Finally, a complete resource on shoring and stabilization of emergency scenes. This book takes the reader step-by-step through the basic principles of emergency shoring operations so they may learn to operate in a safe and efficient atmosphere while conducting search and rescue operations in unstable environments.
O'Connell thoroughly covers the engineering aspects involved in shoring and stabilization, carefully explaining how to maintain the strength and integrity of any and all structurally damaged or unstable elements such as beams, joists, girders, columns, arches, headers, or bearing walls. This book includes a glossary and covers the basic terminology and instructions for shoring.
Key Features & Benefits
- Teaches safe and effective size-up techniques for shoring operations
- Detailed shoring construction
- Outlines the risks involved in stabilization
- Suitable for all firefighters, military, and construction personnel, as well as urban search and rescue teams