Incorporating Resiliency Concepts into NFPA Codes and Standards

  • Kenneth W. Dungan

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Fire book series (BRIEFSFIRE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  6. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

This brief addresses the contextual definition of resilience, explains the existing resiliency frameworks developed by Federal Agencies, and emphasizes the risk informed approach to applying resiliency concepts to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) documents.
In an effort to assess and further define NFPA’s position in the realm of resiliency, this brief identifies those provisions in NFPA codes and standards that embody the concepts of resiliency. Additionally, the brief develops an NFPA-centric definition of resiliency and compiles available information to serve as a technical reference for the codes and standards, identifying key gaps in knowledge. Key topics range from engineered features and the built environment to emergency response and risk-informed approaches to disaster events. The brief also includes a comprehensive literature review on multiple resiliency frameworks. 
Written for fire protection engineers and professionals who handle disaster risk assessment, this brief provides a thorough overview of resiliency concepts and how NFPA procedures strive to meet recommended standards.


Keywords

Resiliency NFPA Codes NFPA Standard Risk Informed Approach Emergency Preparedness Risk Planning Risk Response Resiliency Frameworks

Authors and affiliations

  • Kenneth W. Dungan
    • 1
  1. 1.Performance Design Technologies, Inc.KnoxvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-6511-3
  • Copyright Information Fire Protection Research Foundation 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-6510-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-6511-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-6595
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-6609
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