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Francis L. Brannigan
Francis L. Brannigan has decades of experience as a professional fire protection specialist. During World War II he directed a naval fire fighting school, commanded a sea going fire fighting unit, and was chief in the Army-Navy-Pancanal fire protection organization. He served for years as Public Safety Liaison for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. He developed programs for fire officers as well as a fire loss program. Mr. Brannigan has been honored by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers with full membership even though his degree was not taken in engineering. For various years he served on various committee on the National Fire Protection Association. In addition, the Chesapeake Chapter of International Society of Fire Instructors founded the Francis Brannigan Instructor of the Year Award in his honor.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Concepts of Construction
Chapter 3: Methods and Materials of Construction, Renovation, and Demolition
Chapter 4: Building Codes
Chapter 5: Features of Fire Protection
Chapter 6: Wood Frame Construction
Chapter 7: Heavy Timber Construction
Chapter 8: Ordinary Construction
Chapter 9: Non-Combustible Construction
Chapter 10: Fire-Resistive Construction
Chapter 11: Specific Occupancy Hazards
Chapter 12: Collapse
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