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Principles of Fire Behavior and Combustion, Fourth Edition

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    ISBN: 9781284136111
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    Fourth Edition
    ISBN: 9781284136111

Richard Gann, Raymond Friedman & National Fire Protection Association

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Based on the National Fire Academy’s Fire Behavior and Combustion model curriculum.

Without a comprehensive grasp of how fires start and spread, informed decisions on how to best control and extinguish fires can not be made. Principles of Fire Behavior and Combustion, Enhanced Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access will provide readers with a thorough understanding of the chemical and physical properties of flammable materials and fire, the combustion process, and the latest in suppression and extinguishment. The Fourth Edition of this time-tested resource is the most current and accurate source of fire behavior information available to fire science students and on-the-job fire fighters today.

The Enhanced Fourth Edition features:

  • Complete coverage of the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Fire Behavior and Combustion model curriculum.
  • A clear, reader-friendly style to help simplify even the most challenging subject matter.
  • Practice problems incorporated throughout the text to help bridge the gap between theory and application on the fireground.
Table of contents

Chapter  1  Fire Measurement and the SI System of Units
Chapter  2  Chemical Elements and Compounds: Atoms and Molecules
Chapter  3  Physical and Chemical Change
Chapter  4  Flow of Fluids
Chapter  5  Heat Transfer
Chapter  6  Combustion, Fire and Flammability 
Chapter  7  Fire Characteristics: Gaseous Combustibles 
Chapter  8  Fire Characteristics: Liquid Combustibles
Chapter  9  Fire Characteristics: Solid Combustibles
Chapter  10  Combustion Products
Chapter  11  Smoke and Heat Hazards
Chapter  12  Movement of Fire Gases
Chapter  13  Fire Fighting Chemicals
Chapter  14  Computational Modeling of Fires
Appendix  A  FESHE Correlation for Fire Behavior and Combustion 

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