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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