Principles of Fire Behavior and Combustion, 4th Edition

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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, Fourth Edition will provide readers with a thorough More »

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ISBN: 9780763757175

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, Fourth Edition 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.

Principles of Fire Behavior and Combustion, 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 Fire

 

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Principles of Fire Behavior and CombustionHow to extinguish a fire depends largely on the source of the blaze and the surrounding materials and substances that influence its spread. In your career as a firefighter, you are likely to encounter fires that are influenced by numerous variables. That is why it is important to be familiar with the pages of Principles of Fire Behavior and Combustion, 4th Edition, a comprehensive learning resource that focuses on fire behavior and combustion and principles of fire behavior.

Trusted Source Material

Much of the material in Principles of Fire Behavior and Combustion, 4th Edition is based on the National Fire Academy's Fire Behavior and Combustion model curriculum. Created from years of firefighting research and experience, material from this model curriculum comprises some of the most respected knowledge in the field of firefighting. The information you take from the text can be directly applied to training operations and fighting real fires that burn out of control.    

Comprehensive Information

The text covers everything you need to know about the behavior and combustion of fires including flow of fluids, heat transfer, fire characteristics of gaseous combustibles, fire characteristics of liquid combustibles, and fire characteristics of solid combustibles—to name a few. Once you have a firm grasp of the information in the text, you will be prepared to fight practically any type of fire regardless of its source and the conditions that allow it to burn.  

Life Saving Tactics

Principles of Fire Behavior and CombustionKnowing how to diagnose fires in terms of behavior and combustion makes you a more efficient firefighter. Proposing a plan of action quickly can be essential for preventing fatalities, and saving the building or residence from total destruction. If you were trapped in a burning building, would you want the help of firefighters who have a firm understanding of how fire behaves and combusts or the help of firefighters who don’t possess this knowledge? The answer is clear.   

Start Studying Today

Principles of Fire Behavior and Combustion, 4th Edition is one of the most important firefighting books you can purchase. As new firefighters soon discover, not every blaze exhibits the same behavior or type of combustion. Knowing how to asses the differences between one kind of blaze and another is essential for fighting fires efficiently. If you need to learn more about how different types of fires behave and combust, order this highly regarded text from our online store today.

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