Book Review: SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering, Fifth Edition.

By Kenneth W. Dungan, P.E.

SFPE imageThe fifth edition of the SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering is significantly changed from the fourth edition.  First, it marks the passing of the mantle of editor-in-chief from Phil DiNenno to Morgan Hurley.  The editorial and author teams Phil assembled and managed through four editions, set a high standard for the handbook and the profession. Read more here.

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Fire Science Reviews publishes scholarly review and survey articles on any aspect of fire safety science. Fire science topics include, but are not limited to: fire dynamics, fire chemistry, fire modeling, material fire properties, toxic hazard analysis, fire detection and suppression, structural fire performance, measurement and test methods, egress and evacuation, human perception and behavior in fire, human factors, applied psychology, statistics, probability, risk analysis, operations research, decision analysis, smoke management, explosions, industry fire hazards, wild land and post-earthquake fires, fire safety management, fire forensic investigation methods, fire service performance analysis. Academic and industrial researchers and practitioners will find Fire Science Reviews to be the definitive reference in the field of fire safety science.

Fire Science Reviews aims to actively consolidate advancements in the field, in order to foster growth within the discipline, thereby establishing a platform for new investigation. Our secondary goal is to encourage the use of science in improving fire safety in real-world industrial, corporate, and government settings. Fire Science Reviews is an open-access journal, which ensures that any published research will remain freely available to all readers. Authors benefit from the wide distribution of the work and citation indexing.

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