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Fire Behavior and Combustion Processes Paperback – November 7, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-1401880163 ISBN-10: 1401880169 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (November 7, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401880169
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401880163
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,712 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Callahan on November 13, 2009
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This is an an excellent overview of fire behavior and the combustion process that is a MUST HAVE for basic firefighters who want to understand the why and how of fire. Chapters are short, the style is easy to read, and ideas are conveyed in a way that allows the reader to easily retain important concepts. When I bought this book I thought I understood fire, after all I'm a human male with matches available!!! One starts a fire, it burns and one controls what burns by moving things out of the way or putting the fire out. What could be easier, right? While part of that is true, there is SO much more to the story. Fire behaves in ways I never considered but should have and firefighters HAVE to consider or the world will become a much different place. This is an awesome book and should be read by everyone aspiring to the fire service as well as everyone else, particularly those who own a home, a business,or would like to build or own either. This is well written and very enjoyable to read. This is NOT a book that will just sit on your self.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vince on November 10, 2013
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An ok read, but I would suggest "Fire Investigator, Principals and practices of NFPA 921 and 1033".
The "Combustion Process" book put me to sleep quicker than most...you know what I mean.
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I needed this textbook for my Fire Technology degree. It was very informative and helped me pass the class with ease.

The book is filled with diagrams and photos which are really helpful!

Not much more to say!
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By Nick Liberal on October 7, 2013
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very informative but i only got this book for a class i'm taking. book came in good condition so there.
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