Fire Behavior and Combustion Processes

ISBN-10: 1401880169
ISBN-13: 9781401880163
Edition: 2009
Authors: Ray Shackelford
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Book details

List price: $135.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 11/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Perform to an optimum level on the fireground by learning safe response methods based on the knowledge of how a fire starts, reacts, and escalates under various conditions. Straight-forward and reader-friendly, Fire Behavior and Combustion Processes clearly explains the key technical points of fire behavior and how each relates to the tasks involved in firefighting. Rather than an engineering-level text, this resource offers basic need-to-know information and examples to illustrate to firefighters and students why it is essential to their jobs to understand how a fire behaves - whether they are working in a burning building or are involved in a vehicle extrication. Based on the National Fire Academy FESHE course Fire Behavior and Combustion Processes, this book is essential to fire programs in colleges, academies, and departments.

Special Section: Death and Injury Rates: The American Experience
American Fire Service: The Past, Present and Future
Fire Chemistry
Combustion Processes
Extinguishing Agents
Foundations of Firefighting Tactics and Strategies
Special Concerns in Firefighting
High Rise Building Fires
Wildland Fires
Transportation Fires
Hazardous Materials and Warning Systems
Glossary

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