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Fire Dynamicsis Brady#x19;sfirst edition textwritten to the FESHE baccalaureate curriculum that is a resource for all fire service professionals from the student to the fire investigator. With fourteen chapters and FESHE and NFPA references and guidelines throughout, the text provides a comprehensive approach to fire dynamics with the latest research and experiments from real field experience. Authors, Gregory E. Gorbett and James L. Pharr, bring a real world focus as this#xA0;book covers principles of fire dynamics and chemistry with a real world application, above and beyond a review of basic math and science principles.#xA0;With a new Fire Series Design, Key Terms and Review Questions throughout, and a robust supplements package in MyFireKit for both students and instructors, this text blends both academic information for the student and real world applications for the practicing fire safety professional to become the best in their field.

Author Biography

Gregory E. Gorbett is currently an Assistant Professor--Fire & Safety Engineering Technology at Eastern Kentucky University.  Professor Gorbett specializes in the instruction and curriculum development for Fire Behavior and Combustion, Fire Dynamics, Fire Investigation, and Fire Protection Systems courses at EKU.  Gorbett holds a B.S. in Forensic Science from Trine (Tri-State) University, and a B.S. in Fire Science from the University of Maryland University College, and an M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and an M.S. in Executive Fire Service Leadership from Grand Canyon University, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Gorbett has been awarded numerous honors, including Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, and is the recipient of an All-American Scholar Award.   Prior to joining EKU, Professor Gorbett has been a Fire and Explosion Analyst, and a Fire and Explosion Investigator. Gorbett holds certification as a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI), Certified Fire Investigator (CFI), as well as certification as a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) through the National Fire Protection Association. Gorbett serves on numerous NFPA and IFSTA Validation committees, serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Fire Investigators, and has been a presenter nationally at a number of fire-related conferences. 


James L. Pharr is currently Assistant Professor--Fire and Safety Engineering Technology at Eastern Kentucky University.  Professor Pharr specializes in Fire Dynamics, Building and Life Safety, Supervision, Emergency Scene Operations and Hazardous Materials Response.  Pharr received his A.S. in Fire Science Technology from Rowan Technical Institute, and a B.S. in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology from the School of Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati.  Pharr holds a M.S. in Executive Fire Service Leadership from Grand Canyon University.  Professor Pharr has also completed the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland where he is an Adjunct Instructor.  Prior to joining EKU, Pharr was the Emergency Management Director and Fire Marshal in Gaston County, NC.  Pharr is a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.   Pharr has published a number of journal articles and research papers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Math Review

Chapter 3: Chemistry Review

Chapter 4: Properties of Matter and Physics Review

Chapter 5: Fire

Chapter 6: Gaseous Combustion

Chapter 7: Ignitable Liquids

Chapter 8: Solid Combustion

Chapter 9: Heat Release Rate

Chapter 10: Heat Transfer

Chapter 11: Ignition

Chapter 12: Enclosure Fire Dynamics

Chapter 13: Fire Modeling

Chapter 14: Extinguishment

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