Kirk's Fire Investigation (8e) : 9780134237923

Kirk's Fire Investigation (8e)

Dehaan & Icove
 
Edition
 
8
ISBN
 
9780134237923
ISBN 10
 
0134237927
Published
 
07/09/2017
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
875
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$191.99
 
 
Title type
 
$65.00
 
 
Description
For the Fire Investigation course

With today’s fire investigators being held to higher standards than ever before, it’s crucial that they gain a thorough understanding of fire protection and investigation engineering concepts, technology, and field analysis. The 8th Edition of Kirk’s Fire Investigation blends the 7th Edition of Kirk’s with the 3rd Edition of Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction to help investigators bring their knowledge and skills to the next level. Written to the model FESHE curriculum, it takes readers through the entire fire investigation process, from evaluating a fire scene to writing reports and providing testimony–all while incorporating updated NFPA 921 and 1033 guidelines and peer-reviewed, widely cited expert treatise.

The new edition covers engineering calculations and fire modelling, and features even more in-depth case studies that provide real-world examples. Specialized topic areas include use of scanning and panoramic photography, preparation of comprehensive reports, the ignition matrix, expert testimony, and computer modelling and laser imaging. Retaining its hallmark systematic approach to fire scene investigation and reconstruction, the 8th Edition is written to help all investigators find the right answers for the right reasons.

Table of contents
  • 1. Principles of Fire Investigation
  • 2. The Basic Science and Dynamics of Fire
  • 3. Chemical Fires and Explosions
  • 4. Sources of Ignition
  • 5. Fire Scene Investigations
  • 6. Fire Scene Documentation
  • 7. Fires by Property Type
  • 8. Forensic Laboratory Services
  • 9. Electricity and Fire
  • 10. Fire Testing
  • 11. Arson Crime Scene Analysis
  • 12. Fire Deaths and Injuries
  • 13. Fire Modeling
  • Appendices
  • Conversions of Units

  • Mathematics Refresher

  • Selected Material Properties

New to this edition

Fully updated with the latest investigative techniques, new technology, specialized incidents and current scientific trends, the Eighth Edition:

  • UPDATED: Incorporates updated in-depth case examples to demonstrate the use of forensic fire investigation and analysis approaches.
  • UPDATED: Meets the FESHE guidelines for Fire Investigation and Analysis, with correlations to the 2017 Edition of NFPA 921 and the 2014 Edition of NFPA 1033.
  • UPDATED: Emphasizes and cross-references the critical Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) of NFPA 1033 for fire investigators and provides background for NFPA 1033’s “Basic Sixteen” knowledge requirements.
  • UPDATED: Includes the latest information on applying the scientific method to fire investigations, particularly with the use of Bilancia Ignition Matrix™.
  • UPDATED: Provides the essential information required to prepare for certification exams–the International Association of Arson Investigators’ (IAAI) Fire Investigation Technician (IAAI-FIT) and Evidence Collection Technician (IAAI-ECT) Examinations. 
  • UPDATED: Provides websites for both instructors and students, including problem sets from NIST, NFPA, US Department of Justice, and the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Assessment Board.
  • Uses helpful learning tools–introductions, key terms, end-of-chapter review questions, and appendices–to reinforce learning and retention.
  • UPDATED: Incorporates a comprehensive glossary to offer readers the latest definitions of common forensic fire investigation terminologies.
  • UPDATED: Includes color photos (nearly all photos are now in color) to bring concepts to life for the reader.

Features & benefits
  • Provides a sound basis for the fire expert to use when evaluating fire scenes, preparing reports, or offering testimony.
  • Incorporates updated in-depth case examples to demonstrate the use of forensic fire investigation and analysis approaches.
  • Meets the FESHE guidelines for Fire Investigation and Analysis, with correlations to the 2017 Edition of NFPA 921 and the 2014 Edition of NFPA 1033.
  • Describes a systematic approach to reconstructing fire scenes that combines principles of fire protection engineering along with forensic and behavioural science.
  • Describes the scientific underpinnings of fire patterns and how they can be used in assessing fire damage and determining a fire’s origin.
  • Details the systematic approachneeded to support forensic fire analysis and reports.
  • Reviews the techniques used in the analysis of arsonists’ motives and intents.
  • Discusses the use of various mathematical, physical, and computer-assisted techniques for modeling fires, explosions, and the movement of people.
  • Provides an in-depth examination of the impact and tenability of fires on humans.
  • Reviews the applicable standard forensic laboratory and fire testing methods that are important to fire scene analysis and reconstruction
  • Cites peer-reviewed and widely cited expert treatise in the fire investigation field to support concepts and investigative techniques. 
  • Emphasises and cross-references the critical Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) of NFPA 1033 for fire investigators and provides background for NFPA 1033’s “Basic Sixteen” knowledge requirements.
  • Includes the latest information on applying the scientific method to fire investigations, particularly with the use of Bilancia Ignition Matrix™.
  • Provides the essential information required to prepare for certification exams–the International Association of Arson Investigators’ (IAAI) Fire Investigation Technician (IAAI-FIT) and Evidence Collection Technician (IAAI-ECT) Examinations. 
  • Provides websites for both instructors and students, including problem sets from NIST, NFPA, US Department of Justice, and the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Assessment Board.
  • Uses helpful learning tools–introductions, key terms, end-of-chapter review questions, and appendices–to reinforce learning and retention.
  • Incorporates a comprehensive glossary to offer readers the latest definitions of common forensic fire investigation terminologies.
  • Includes colour photos (nearly all photos are now in colour) to bring concepts to life for the reader.

Author biography

David J. Icove, PhD, PE, CFEI-NAFI, CFI-IAAI, F.SFPE, F.NAFE

An internationally recognised forensic fire engineering expert with more than 45 years of experience, Dr. Icove is coauthor of Kirk’s Fire Investigation, 7th ed., Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction, both leading treatises in the field, and Combating Arson-for-Profit,the leading textbook on the crime of economic arson. Since 1992 he has served and maintained an appointment as a principal member of the NFPA 921 Technical Committee on Fire Investigations. He is also chair of NPFA 901 – Committee on Fire Reporting.

 

 


Gerald A. Haynes, MSFPE, PE, CFEI-NAFI, M.NAFE

Gerald A. Haynes is a Registered Professional Engineer with more than 40 years of experience in the field of fire protection. He holds both BS and MS degrees in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland—College Park. He has worked in fire suppression operations, fire safety inspections, fire investigations, and fire protection engineering. He is currently the Vice President of Forensic Fire Analysis, LLC, and serves as an adjunct lecturer for the Office of Advanced Engineering Education at the University of Maryland.


 


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