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All aspects of industrial fire protection are included in the courses of this program. Fire Protection Engineering Technology from the elements of several engineering disciplines, and combines thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, knowledge of the nature and characteristics of fire, with computer technology, to create highly sought after and Fire Protection Engineering professionals.
Fire Prevention Engineers on average make more than 50,000 dollars a year. Click Here
Below are some graphic simulations of fires developed at the NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratories:
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Here are several examples of a Christmas tree fires. The first clip demonstrates what happens to a wet Christmas tree vs. a dry Christmas tree when set on fire. The second clip shows what happens when a Christmas tree fire really gets going. Finally in the last clip you see that even when sprinklers are employed it is nearly impossible to put out a Christmas tree fire.1
1. Footage courtesy of NIST, http://ww.nist.gov/index.html.
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