Effects of mass fires on personnel in shelters by A. Broido

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station in Berkeley, Calif .

Written in English

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  • Fires -- Casualties.,
  • Fallout shelters.,
  • Fire prevention.,
  • Mass casualties.

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Statementby A. Broido and A. W. McMasters.
SeriesTechnical paper -- no. 50., Technical paper, (Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Berkeley, Calif.)) -- no. 50.
ContributionsMcMasters, A. W., Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Berkeley, Calif.)
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Pagination84 p. ;
Number of Pages84
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Open LibraryOL16152618M

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