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  • The Flame Withinby Wayne Mutza

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95

    A former City of Milwaukee firefighter, the author writes his memoir with candor, depth, spice and emotional insight. He lays out the tumultuous events that led him as a youth into the profession, and the wealth of eye-opening experiences along the way. He plumbs the character of the firefighters and paramedics who answer the call for rescue--but also... more...

  • An Introduction to Dust Explosionsby Paul Dr. Amyotte

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 49.95

    Preventable dust explosions continue to occur in industry in spite of significant research and practice efforts worldwide over many years. There is a need for effective understanding of the unique hazards posed by combustible dust. This book describes a number of dust explosion myths – which together cover the main source of dust explosion hazards... more...

  • Gleichstellung im Feuerwehrwesenby Ilona Horwath

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 42.52

    In den letzten Jahrzehnten sind Frauen sukzessive in vormals rein männerdominierte Berufsbereiche eingetreten. Eine solche Männerdomäne stellt auch das Feuerwehrwesen dar: Während Freiwillige Feuerwehren zum Teil regen Zulauf von Frauen und Mädchen verzeichnen, sind höhere Funktionen und berufliche Positionen im Feuerwehrwesen noch weitgehend männlich... more...

  • Fire Investigationby Charles B. Hobson

    Charles C Thomas 1992; US$ 58.95

    This book dispels the "old firemans’ tales" of fire investigation by providing the fire investigator with a better understanding of the scientific basis of fire dynamics and development. It is a unique approach in that it investigates and explains the scientific principles of fire dynamics and their application to practical fire investigation.... more...

  • Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildingsby Peter Irwin; Roy Denoon; David Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    Since the 1960s, wind tunnel testing has become a commonly used tool in the design of tall buildings. It was pioneered, in large part, during the design of the World Trade Center Towers in New York. Since those early days of wind engineering, wind tunnel testing techniques have developed in sophistication, but these techniques are not widely understood... more...

  • Fire Safety Management Handbook, Third Editionby Daniel E. Della-Giustina

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 112.95

    Safety managers today are required to go beyond compliance with the latest fire codes to implement proactive fire safety management programs that improve profitability. By reducing property loss insurance premiums and fostering an efficient work environment to help realize quality gains, safety managers can add to the bottom line; however, they need... more...

  • Fire Toxicityby A A Stec; T R Hull

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 315.00

    Toxic fire effluents are responsible for the majority of fire deaths, and an increasing large majority of fire injuries, driven by the widespread and increasing use of synthetic polymers. Fire safety has focused on preventing ignition and reducing flame spread through reducing the rate of heat release, while neglecting the important issue of fire toxicity.... more...

  • Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principlesby Dennis P. Nolan

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 160.00

    Written by an engineer for engineers, this book is both training manual and on-going reference, bringing together all the different facets of the complex processes that must be in place to minimize the risk to people, plant and the environment from fires, explosions, vapour releases and oil spills. Fully compliant with international regulatory requirements,... more...

  • Fire Safety and Risk Managementby Fire Protection Association

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 74.95

    This textbook is directly aligned to the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management, with each element of the syllabus explained in detail. Each chapter guides the student through the syllabus with references to legal frameworks and guidelines. Images, tables, case studies and key information are highlighted within the text to... more...

  • Electronic Security Systemsby Philip Walker

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Electronic Security Systems: Better Ways to Crime Prevention teaches the reader about the application of electronics for security purposes through the use of case histories, analogies, anecdotes, and other related materials. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 covers the concepts behind security systems – its objectives, limitations, and... more...