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Fire Behavior and Combustion Processes, 1st Edition

  • Ray Shackelford professor at California State University at Los Angeles
  • ISBN-10: 1401880169  |  ISBN-13: 9781401880163
  • 320 Pages
  • © 2009 | Published
  • List Price = $ 141.95
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About

Overview

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.

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Features and Benefits

  • Successfully bridge the gap between technical fire behavior concepts and actual firefighting tasks as each chapter builds upon key points presented in the previous chapters
  • Understand the importance of practicing and promoting safety within the fire service with current statistics, examples, and a special section on death and injury rates in the United States
  • Learn safe practices for combating challenging fires in various scenarios with Safety Notes integrated throughout the chapters
  • Review important concepts for exams or refresher training with Notes that highlight important technical information
  • Supplement learning with helpful technical references in the Appendices, including handy conversion tables, formulas, and standard fire orders
  • Validate training with a handy FESHE Correlation Grid that correlates the Fire Behavior and Combustions Processes course outcomes to chapters in this book

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.
Glossary.

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

eResource  (ISBN-10: 1401880223 | ISBN-13: 9781401880224)

Firefighter's Handbook: Essentials of Firefighting  (ISBN-10: 1418073245 | ISBN-13: 9781418073244)

The knowledge and skills you need - the way you need it. That is what Firefighter's Handbook: Essentials of Firefighting, Third Edition aims to provide with this new edition of our basic book. Consisting of the newly revised information that is offered in the Firefighting & Emergency Response book, this version of the Firefighter's Handbook removes the hazardous materials related content, providing a more affordable option for those departments, academies and schools in which hazardous materials is taught in a separate course. Current firefighting topics include a new chapter on large incident and disaster response, as well as new information on fire life safety initiatives, managing air supply and performing emergency checks, predicting building collapse, GPS technology, thermal imaging use in search and rescue, new considerations for terrorism response, and much more!

List Price = $135.95  | CengageBrain Price = $135.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.25

Firefighter's Handbook: Firefighter I and Firefighter II  (ISBN-10: 1428339825 | ISBN-13: 9781428339828)

For the first time, a single resource can provide you with all the practical firefighting knowledge you need - structured to match the way you learn it! Unlike any other book available, Firefighter's Handbook: Firefighter I and Firefighter II divides need-to-know firefighting basics into distinct sections for Firefighter I and Firefighter II. The book uses all the same content and features as the original Firefighter's Handbook, so it is easy to use, meets the requirements set forth by the 2008 NFPA Standard 1001 and 2008 NFPA Standard 472 100%, and covers everything from firefighting basics to first aid and hazardous materials operations. By separating the content into various modules, this book is the perfect fit for anyone who learns Firefighter I and II in separate courses, but prefers all the information in one comprehensive resource.

List Price = $205.95  | CengageBrain Price = $205.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $154.75

Firefighters from the Heart: True Stories and Lessons Learned  (ISBN-10: 1418014230 | ISBN-13: 9781418014230)

Welcome to the world of firefighting - the camaraderie, the challenges, the defeats, and the triumphs. Within these pages walk alongside firefighters and fire officers as they fight fires, face career-altering decisions, and learn critical lessons that forever change their perception on what it means to be a firefighter. Chicago Battalion Chief and 27-year service member Steve Chikerotis shares stories drawn from some of the most respected firefighters in the nation to convey valuable lessons on safety, risk management, education and awareness. Over 45 exciting short stories unfold each heart-pounding incident, promoting the development of crucial life-saving instincts and leadership skills as well as inviting readers to develop a sense of appreciation for the life of a firefighter.

List Price = $70.95  | CengageBrain Price = $70.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $53.50

Student Supplements

Firefighter's Handbook: Essentials of Firefighting  (ISBN-10: 1418073245 | ISBN-13: 9781418073244)

The knowledge and skills you need - the way you need it. That is what Firefighter's Handbook: Essentials of Firefighting, Third Edition aims to provide with this new edition of our basic book. Consisting of the newly revised information that is offered in the Firefighting & Emergency Response book, this version of the Firefighter's Handbook removes the hazardous materials related content, providing a more affordable option for those departments, academies and schools in which hazardous materials is taught in a separate course. Current firefighting topics include a new chapter on large incident and disaster response, as well as new information on fire life safety initiatives, managing air supply and performing emergency checks, predicting building collapse, GPS technology, thermal imaging use in search and rescue, new considerations for terrorism response, and much more!

List Price = $135.95  | CengageBrain Price = $135.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.25

Firefighter's Handbook: Firefighter I and Firefighter II  (ISBN-10: 1428339825 | ISBN-13: 9781428339828)

For the first time, a single resource can provide you with all the practical firefighting knowledge you need - structured to match the way you learn it! Unlike any other book available, Firefighter's Handbook: Firefighter I and Firefighter II divides need-to-know firefighting basics into distinct sections for Firefighter I and Firefighter II. The book uses all the same content and features as the original Firefighter's Handbook, so it is easy to use, meets the requirements set forth by the 2008 NFPA Standard 1001 and 2008 NFPA Standard 472 100%, and covers everything from firefighting basics to first aid and hazardous materials operations. By separating the content into various modules, this book is the perfect fit for anyone who learns Firefighter I and II in separate courses, but prefers all the information in one comprehensive resource.

List Price = $205.95  | CengageBrain Price = $205.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $154.75

Firefighters from the Heart: True Stories and Lessons Learned  (ISBN-10: 1418014230 | ISBN-13: 9781418014230)

Welcome to the world of firefighting - the camaraderie, the challenges, the defeats, and the triumphs. Within these pages walk alongside firefighters and fire officers as they fight fires, face career-altering decisions, and learn critical lessons that forever change their perception on what it means to be a firefighter. Chicago Battalion Chief and 27-year service member Steve Chikerotis shares stories drawn from some of the most respected firefighters in the nation to convey valuable lessons on safety, risk management, education and awareness. Over 45 exciting short stories unfold each heart-pounding incident, promoting the development of crucial life-saving instincts and leadership skills as well as inviting readers to develop a sense of appreciation for the life of a firefighter.

List Price = $70.95  | CengageBrain Price = $70.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $53.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ray Shackelford

Ray Shackleford is a professor and director of the Fire Protection Administration program at California State University at Los Angeles, and a retired fire chief with over 40 years of experience in the fire service. Dr. Shackelford has led and participated in numerous committees and projects that are seen in current academic thought, and in fire department emergency and administrative management practices. His background and knowledge put him in great demand by governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and as a consultant to governments around the world. He has visited Japan, China, and Taiwan a number of times and has provided valuable assistance in emergency preparedness and fire service operations. A visionary, Dr. Shackelford has been instrumental in the shape of the fire service, as a senior fire official, author, lecturer, and professor.