Fire Scene Investigations and NFPA 921

Posted on October 16, 2012 07:31 by Jonathan S. Hickey

A good workup of a fire scene can ensure that important evidence is preserved and allow you to learn early on what the first responders observed and how they acted.  Visiting the scene can also afford an opportunity to influence the focus of the investigation.  A prompt and thorough investigation of a fire scene is critical to any case. Documenting the investigation plays an indispensable role to the defense of a fire case.  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) publishes guidelines to be followed in fire investigations to ensure effective documentation of a fire scene and to assist in determining its cause and origin.  NFPA 921 undergoes continuing scrutiny and change and staying up-to-date on these changes and developments is highly important.

To learn more about NFPA 921 and other valuable tips for investigating fire and explosion scenes to be used as a weapon or defense in your case, please attend the Fire Science and Litigation Seminar at the FireSky Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona, this coming January 24-25, 2013.
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