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Fire Dynamics 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 0135075882
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Fire Dynamics, 1/e

 

Gregory E. Gorbett and James L. Pharr

 

Fire Dynamics is Brady’sfirst edition textwritten to the FESHE baccalaureate curriculum that is a resource for all fire service professionals from the student to the fire investigator. With fourteen chapters and FESHE and NFPA references and guidelines throughout, the text provides a comprehensive approach to fire dynamics with the latest research and experiments from real field experience. Authors, Gregory E. Gorbett and James L. Pharr, bring a real world focus as this book covers principles of fire dynamics and chemistry with a real world application, above and beyond a review of basic math and science principles. With a new Fire Series Design, Key Terms and Review Questions throughout, and a robust supplements package in MyFireKit for both students and instructors, this text blends both academic information for the student and real world applications for the practicing fire safety professional to become the best in their field.

 

Features Include:

 

  • Up-to-Date information meeting the FESHE guidelines for Fire Behavior and Combustion, Fire Dynamics, and NFPA 1033-Standard Professional Qualifications for the  Fire Investigator
  • A blend of introductory, intermediate, and advanced Fire Dynamics course material, providing a more comprehensive approach to Fire Dynamics and Chemistry
  • Math, Chemistry, and Physics Reviews to acclimate the reader to the subject
  • Accompanying Experiments, Graphics, and Video that allow the reader to implement knowledge learned into training exercises
  • New 4-color Fire Series Design with an updated art program
  • Introduction, Key Terms, and End of Chapter Review Questions throughout to reinforce student learning and retention
  • New MyFireKit solution offering unique book-specific online resources for both students and instructors in a user-friendly format, including review questions, games, animations and video clips for the student and Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint, Online Courseware and Test Banks for the instructor

 

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About the Author

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.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 1st edition (August 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0135075882
  • ISBN-13: 978-0135075883
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #643,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Stephen R. Riggs on April 3, 2011
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Finally an easy to understand well layout book explaining Fire Dynamics. There are easy to follow graphs in color and I could easily understand what these gentlemen were trying to convey.
I would highly recommend this book.
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This book is a very readable, compact discussion of foundational fire dynamics concepts. A very informative introduction to the subject with plenty of suggestions and references to other resources for those who wish to study particular aspects more deeply.
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Awesome book, I love it! 😊 😀 Teaches you everything I could think of about fire safety and I love the fact that it was written by two professors that teach at EKU, the school I go to! Love this book! 😊😆😁
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By B Romeo on November 23, 2015
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This is a great book. It is very informative and easy to read.
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A very helpful book in the field of fire investigation.
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