Electrical Fire Analysis: Failure Mechanisms That Cause Fires

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Electrical Fire Analysis: Failure Mechanisms That Cause Fires

By: David H. West


About the Book

Electrical Fire Analysis: Failure Mechanisms That Cause Fires is a book intended to provide an understanding of electricity for the fire analyst. The author investigates scene analysis through real incidents and uses code knowledge to provide an understanding of the standard of installation that helps him determine a failure mechanism that led to a fire. This book is relevant to anyone assigned the task of public or private investigation of fire scenes involving electrical power. The reader will take away new knowledge of wiring, failure mechanisms, and an understanding of limitations after reading this informative text written by a thirty-five-year Electrical Fire Analysis expert.

About the Author

David H. West was born in Butler County, Kentucky in 1955. He currently resides in Bowling Green, Kentucky. West is a retired policeman who mentors students in his community. He reaches out through events such as cookouts, school fire safety programs, and career day events. West also has several hobbies, which include building cedar strip canoe paddles, fly fishing, and taking canoe trips with his grandchildren. He also enjoys family get-togethers and cooking on the grill. West authors and teaches academy grade fire-related courses around the country through the Public Agency Training Company, which is the largest privately owned training company in the United States.


(2023, paperback, 128 pages)

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  • 5

    Posted by H West on Jul 2nd 2023

    breaks down electrical theory for better understanding of code applications when conducting a failure analysis.