Fire Engineering Books: Anatomy of a Fatal Fire. What Have I Done Wrong?

Type: Books

Following a fatal fire in Beringen, Coenen had to face the fire’s lasting impact. He began “devouring works of philosophers of science, historians, geneticists, molecular neurobiologists, behavioral biologists, and psychologists that deal with the various aspects of decision making under time pressure. One way or the other, [this fire office] had to make sense of that tragic fire and uncover its anatomy."

Understanding how our predictive brain operates in normal circumstances is important, but knowing how it works under challenging conditions is critical for everyone, as actions, thoughts, and feelings are directed by the unconscious more than you might think. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the science and psychology behind fires. 

“My life consists of two phases: one before and one after the fire.”