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Main Title Kirk's fire investigation /
Author DeHaan, John D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kirk, Paul L.
Icove, David J.,
Publisher Pearson,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 694393960
ISBN 0135082633; 9780135082638
Subjects Fire investigation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  TH9180.K5 2012 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/06/2020
Edition 7th ed.
Collation xxxv, 763 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Chapter 1 Introduction -- Chapter 2 The Elementary Chemistry of Combustion -- Chapter 3 Fundamentals of Fire Behavior and Building Construction -- Chapter 4 Combustion Properties of Liquid and Gaseous Fuels -- Chapter 5 Combustion Properties of Solid Fuels -- Chapter 6 Sources of Ignition -- Chapter 7 Structure Fires and Their investigation -- Chapter 8 Midland Fires and Their Investigation -- Chapter 9 Automobile, Motor Vehicle, and Marine Fires -- Chapter 10 Electrical Causes of Fires -- Chapter 11 Clothing and Fabric Fires -- Chapter 12 Explosions and Explosive Combustion -- Chapter 13 Chemical Fires and Hazardous Materials -- Chapter 14 Laboratory Services -- Chapter 15 Fire-Related Deaths and Injuries -- Chapter 16 Arson as a Crime -- Chapter 17 Other Investigative Topics. Taking the reader from the beginning stages of a fire investigation in evidence collection and evaluating a fire scene to the end stages of report writing and giving testimony, internationally recognized forensic scientist John DeHaan is joined by forensic fire engineering expert David Icove for the 7th edition of Kirk?s Fire Investigation. The model curriculum of the Fire Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) group serves as a basis for this important text which provides updated and expanded information on fire dynamics, ignition as well as brand new case examples. With appendices unique in content and focus including an Evidence Collection Kit and Incident Report Forms, this text serves as the keystone text in the field for both seasoned fire investigators as well as fire service professionals seeking the fundamentals and the most up-to-date information for the field of fire investigation.