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Fire and Arson Fatality Fire Scene Investigations

Length of Seminar: 2 Days
Instructor: Vickie Schaefer or Jody Cooper

Course Objective:

The scene of any fatality fire is itself evidence, and requires two separate, but related, investigations. The first law enforcement officer or firefighter to arrive incurs the serious responsibility of securing the fire scene and taking precautions to protect the body and the scene. Improper handling of the fatality fire scene can destroy the indicators needed to determine the causes of death and the fire.

This course gives fire investigators, law enforcement officers, insurance investigators, and DA investigators in-depth guidance on the investigation of fire fatalities, including proper photography, diagramming, and examination of the body. In addition to procedural knowledge, it includes awareness of human behavior in a fire and what information may be obtained from physical material, victim position, and location. Participants will learn the considerations, guidelines, and procedures to avoid an oversight, ensure thoroughness, and comply with requirements that may affect the investigation’s outcome.

Upon Completion:
Participants will be able to:

• Determine the proper sequence for investigating fatality fires
• Establish scene security and accountability
• Document the location of the fatality
• Explain the importance of the fire victim’s locations, position, and appearance
• Know the two types of investigations required in a fatality fire
• List methods for identifying the victim

 

 

 

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