Fire Behavior and Combustion
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.
on the National Fire Academy FESHE course Fire Behavior
and Combustion Processes, this book is essential to fire
programs in colleges, academies, and departments.
- 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
- 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
Special Section: Death and Injury
Rates: The American Experience.
American Fire Service: The Past,
Present and Future.
Foundations of Firefighting Tactics and
Special Concerns in Firefighting.
High Rise Building Fires.
Hazardous Materials and Warning
320 Pages -
8 x 9 in.
About the Author:
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
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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