9781418009601

Fire Investigation

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  • ISBN13:

    9781418009601

  • ISBN10:

    1418009601

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/2/2009
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

Written by a practicing fire professional, Fire Investigation provides the reader with the fundamental knowledge needed to conduct a successful fire investigation. This book walks the firefighter and fire officer through the steps necessary to determine the fire origin and cause, including an emphasis on safety. With clear and concise explanations and illustrative examples, Fire Investigations walks the reader through the logical steps necessary to determine the fire origin and cause from understanding the roles and responsibilities of the investigator on scene and how the investigator works with other response teams, to information gathering based on clues, interviews and other resources, to the final documentation, conclusion, and report.

Table of Contents

National Standards for Fire Investigators
Safety
Role of the First Responder
Who is the Investigator
Legal Issues
Spoliation
Chemistry Science and Methodology
Identify Evidence, Collect and Preserve
Sources of Ignition
Electricity and Fire
Patters (Burn and Smoke)
Examining the Scene and Finding Origin
Fire Cause
Vehicle Fires
Fatal Fires and Injuries
Arson
Investigative Resources
Documenting the Scene
Interviews
Human Behavior
Sources of Information
The Expert Witness
The Final Report, Testifying in Court and PIO
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