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Kirk's Fire Investigation, 7th Edition

Kirk's Fire Investigation, 7th Edition
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Authors: John D. DeHann and David J. Icove

Kirk's Fire Investigation is up-to-date with every aspect of the process, from evidence collection through expert testimony.

Written by a forensic scientist with extensive experience in all phases of fire and explosion investigation and a forensic fire engineer, Kirk's Fire Investigation 7th Edition details essential skills and brings fire investigators fully up-to-date with recent advances in the field.

The model curriculum of the Fire Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) group serves as a basis for this important text, which also correlates closely with the 2011 edition of NFPA 921: Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations and the 2009 edition of NFPA 1033: Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator.

Now with updated and expanded information on fire dynamics and ignition plus new case examples.

Chapters address every type of fire -- including structure, grass and wildland, automobile, clothing and fabric
-- and every topic of vital interest to today's fire and arson investigator:

  • Fire behavior and building construction
  • Combustion properties of liquid, gaseous, and solid fuels
  • Ignition sources
  • Electrical causes of fires
  • Explosions and explosive combustion
  • Chemical fires and hazardous materials
  • Laboratory services
  • Fire-related deaths and injuries
  • Arson as a crime

Kirk's is loaded with helpful, time-saving resources.

The introduction features an easy-to-reference chart with NFPA 1033's job task requirements. Appendices include an evidence collection kit and incident report forms. Work confidently and prepare for exams with this industry essential for fire and arson investigators, bomb/arson specialists, special investigations units, and fraud specialists. (Hardbound, 800 pp., 2011)