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Fire Science


Welcome! This library research guide provides an introduction to library resources related to the Fire Science program and courses.

This guide will assist you in finding books, e-books, scholarly journal articles, streaming videos, websites, and more that will help you research topics in this subject.

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Fire Science is defined as:


                            "the study of all aspects of fire, from fire behavior to fire investigation."



Text: "Fire Science." Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2016.

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Kirk's Fire Investigation

Students in fire investigation are the audience for this text, which covers various types of fires: structure, wildland, automobile, fabric, and chemical. Topics are presented in logical order from simple chemistry and physics to scene analysis and complex case analysis.

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Firefighter Preplan: The Ultimate Guidebook for Thriving as a Firefighter

Firefighter Preplan is the ultimate guidebook for thriving as a firefighter. In this book, you will discover the secrets of great firefighters that have never been shared in a book before. You will be given the strategies and tactics of great and respected firefighters and a plan for how you can become one too.

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Fire Department Organization/Administration Research Guide

Some resources related to organization & administration in fire departments

Vocational Studies Premier Database

A full-text resource that offers scholarly content most relevant to vocational programs.

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CredoReference: Fire Fighting

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