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Fire Behavior and Combustion Processes

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ISBN-10: 1401880169

ISBN-13: 9781401880163

Edition: 2009

Authors: Ray Shackelford

List price: $135.95
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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…    
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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: 1.364
Language: English

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