Fire Behavior And Combustion Processes

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/7/2008
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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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 Fire Academy FESHE course Fire Behavior and Combustion Processes, this book is essential to fire programs in colleges, academies, and departments.

Table of Contents

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
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