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Handbook of Fire and the Environment

Impacts and Mitigation

  • ​Presents previously unavailable material on identification, assessment and mitigation of environmental fires

  • Facilitates readers with knowledge in one area to focus on topics where they lack expertise

  • Extensively cites detailed studies and reports to support in depth study in each of the topic areas

Part of the book series: The Society of Fire Protection Engineers Series (SFPES)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Introduction and Overview

    • Brian J. Meacham, Margaret McNamee
    Pages 1-16
  3. Historically Significant Fires

    • Margaret McNamee, Guy Marlair, Benjamin Truchot
    Pages 17-53
  4. Fire Fundamentals

    • G. E. Gorbett, S. P. Kozhumal
    Pages 55-100
  5. Fire and Smoke Modelling

    • Wojciech Węgrzyński, Tomasz Lipecki
    Pages 101-181
  6. Emission Measurements

    • Eric Guillaume
    Pages 183-214
  7. Fires in Enclosures

    • Robert McNamee, Markus Sandvik
    Pages 215-233
  8. Wildland Fire

    • Alexander I. Filkov, Jane Cawson, Matthew H. Swan, Trent D. Penman
    Pages 235-271
  9. Firefighting Chemicals

    • S. J. González-Prieto
    Pages 273-288
  10. Tools and Techniques for Impact Analysis

    • Margaret McNamee, David Butry, Joshua Kneifel
    Pages 289-322
  11. Mitigation Strategies for Buildings

    • Brian J. Meacham
    Pages 323-384
  12. Mitigation Strategies for Waste Fires

    • Ragni Fjellgaard Mikalsen, Karolina Storesund
    Pages 385-393
  13. Mitigation Strategies for Wildfires

    • Kate Parkins, Jane Cawson, Bianca Pickering, Trent Penman
    Pages 395-420
  14. Sustainable and Fire Resilient Built Environment (SAFR-BE)

    • Brian J. Meacham, Margaret McNamee
    Pages 421-456
  15. Back Matter

    Pages 457-470

About this book

The fundamental purpose of this handbook is to raise awareness about environmental impacts of fire and fire suppression, primarily within the fire engineering and firefighting communities, but also within the environmental engineering and planning disciplines. The Handbook provides readers with a fundamental understanding of the problem and its magnitude and includes a set of tools and methods for assessing environmental, social and financial impacts, and a set of tools for identifying and selecting appropriate mitigation options.


Keywords

  • Ecosystems
  • Fire safety
  • Environmental impact
  • Climate change
  • Assessment and mitigation

Editors and Affiliations

  • Meacham Associates, Shrewsbury, USA

    Brian J. Meacham

  • Fire Safety Engineering, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

    Margaret McNamee

About the editors



Brian J. Meacham, PhD, PE (CT&MA), EUR ING, CEng (UK), FIFireE, FSFPE

 

Brian is Managing Principal of Meacham Associates in the USA. He has more than 35 years of professional experience in academia, consulting and industry. He focuses primarily on risk-informed and performance-based solutions to fire and regulatory challenges in the built environment. Brian is Chair of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS), Chair of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on Fire Risk Assessment Methods, a Past President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), and a past Chair of the Inter-jurisdictional Regulatory Collaboration Committee (IRCC). He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Connecticut and Massachusetts, a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers (UK), a registered European Engineer (EUR ING), a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, and a Fulbright Global Scholar.   

 

Margaret McNamee, PhD

 

Margaret McNamee is Professor in Fire Safety Engineering at Lund University in Sweden. She has her technical expertise in understanding and characterizing the environmental impact of fires and has worked in the field of fire and combustion research for more than 30 years. Among other things, Margaret is active in the International Association of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) and was the first author of the IAFSS position paper on fire safety research challenges for the future – IAFSS Agenda 2030 for a Fire Safe World.

 


Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 189.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-94356-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)