Fire Investigator (2nd edition)


Product Description

Fire Investigator 2nd Edition is designed to provide fire investigators with the information, data, and resources necessary to meet the job performance requirements for fire investigators as defined in NFPA® 1033. The 2nd edition features a new, single column format with new, full-color photos and illustrations. In addition, the book has been reorganized to put more of an emphasis on area of origin and cause determination with expanded information about fire pattern analysis. The text describes basic skills investigators should understand including but not limited to the following:

  • Safe practices for conducting an investigation
  • Effects of fire and explosion science on fire investigation
  • Building construction and building services
  • Investigative process
  • Protecting, documenting, and collecting evidence
  • Conducting interviews
  • Scene examination and reconstruction
  • Area of origin determination
  • Ignition source, sequence, and cause determinations

Who may be interested in this manual:

  • Private Fire Investigators
  • Public Fire Investigators
  • Officers responsible for Origin and Cause determination
  • Students training to become fire investigators
  • Arson investigators

New material covered:

  • Explosion dynamics
  • Explosion scene examination
  • Explosion origin and cause determination

Front of each chapter:

  • Key Terms
  • NFPA Job Performance Requirements
  • Learning Objectives
  • Case History