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NCJ Number: 78454 Find in a Library
Title: Arson Seminar - General Nature and Behavior of Fire
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Law Enforcement Assistance Admin
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Steve Hill of the National Fire Academy describes the nature of fire, heat transfer, classification of fires, and how fire spreads in a seminar on arson.
Abstract: Discussion focuses on the elements of fire (heat, fuel, oxygen); heat transfer through conduction, radiation, and convection; and types of Class A, B, C, and D fires. In addition, Hill explains the concept of flashpoint and factors in building construction that affect how fire progresses such as the existence of concealed spaces. Signs of arson are also discussed such as fire doors or sprinkler systems that fail to work.
Index Term(s): Arson; Arson investigations
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