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Principles of Fire Behavior and Combustion

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Author: Gann, Richard

Brand: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Edition: 4

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 298

Release Date: 20-07-2016

Details: Product Description Each new print copy of Principles of Fire Behavior and Combustion, Enhanced Fourth Edition also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. 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. About the Author Dr. Richard G, Gann recently retired from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He led and conducted research into nearly all aspects of fire science for 40 years, notably leading to decreases in the fatalities from cigarette-initiated fires and the severity of bed fires. His leadership of the Department of Defense's Next Generation Fire Suppression Technology Program was credited with revitalizing the field of fire suppression science. He was the editor/author of the Government's final reports reconstructing the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001. His awards include two Gold Medals from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Ingberg Award from ASTM International, the Sjolin Award from the FORUM of International Fire Research Directors, and the Interflam Award. In 2011, he was recognized with the (U.S.) Presidential Rank of Distinguished Senior Professional, the highest commendation afforded to Federal employees. Dr. Gann is active in transferring research findings into practice through fire safety standards, including chairing the subcommittee on fire threat to people and the environment within the International Standards Organization and the NFPA Toxicity Technical Advisory Committee. Dr. Gann earned a B.S. degree in chemistry from Trinity College (Connecticut) and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from M.I.T. He has served on the Editorial Boards of Fire and Materials, Combustion and Flame, and Fire Technology. Raymond Friedman obtained a doctorate in chemical engineering and physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. His thesis was a study of hydrogen combustion, supported by the Office of Naval Research. He was employed for ten years at Westinghouse Research Laboratories.He published papers on the mechanism of combustion. Then he worked for 14 years at Atlantic Research Corporation.He became vice president in charge of the Research Division of Atlantic Research. Subsequently, he was a consultant to NASA on combustion. He was president of the Combustion Institute (an international organization) for four years. He served on several committees of the National Research Council. He is author of three books: Principles of Fire Protection Chemistry, Problem Solving for Engineers and Scientists, and The Foreseeable Future.

Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.8 x 0.6 inches

Languages: English