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Fire Investigator: Principles and Practice to NFPA 921 and 1033Authors: International Association of Fire Chiefs, National Fire Protection Association, International Association of Arson Investigators
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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), and the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) are pleased to bring you the fifth edition of Fire Investigator: Principles and Practice to NFPA 921 and 1033. The Fifth Edition covers the entire spectrum of both the 2017 edition of NFPA 921: Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigation and the 2014 edition of NFPA 1033: Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator. It also meets the course outcomes of the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) associate-level Fire Investigation I and Fire Investigation II courses.
Fire Investigator: Principles and Practice to NFPA 921 and NFPA 1033, Fifth Edition offers students a comprehensive introduction to the knowledge and resources needed to be an effective fire investigator. Starting with details on how to use available investigation resources and the basics of fire science and investigation methodology, this textbook then continues by discussing processes and special considerations for investigating specific types of fires and explosions.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Administration
Chapter 2 Basic Fire Methodology
Chapter 3 Basic Fire Science
Chapter 4 Fire Patterns
Chapter 5 Building Systems
Chapter 6 Fire Protection Systems
Chapter 7 Electricity and Fire
Chapter 8 Building Fuel Gas Systems
Chapter 9 Fire-Related Human Behavior
Chapter 10 Legal Considerations
Chapter 11 Safety
Chapter 12 Sources of Information
Chapter 13 Planning the Investigation
Chapter 14 Documentation of the Investigation
Chapter 15 Physical Evidence
Chapter 16 Origin Determination
Chapter 17 Fire Cause Determination
Chapter 18 Classification of Fire Cause
Chapter 19 Analyzing the Incident for Cause and Responsibility
Chapter 20 Failure Analysis and Analytical Tools
Chapter 21 Explosions
Chapter 22 Incendiary Fires
Chapter 23 Fire and Explosion Deaths
Chapter 24 Appliances
Chapter 25 Motor Vehicle Fires
Chapter 26 Wildfire Investigations
Chapter 27 Management of Complex Investigations
Chapter 28 Marine Fire Investigations
Appendix A An Extract from: NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, 2014 Edition
Appendix B Correlation guide to NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, 2014 Edition
Appendix C Fire Investigator I and II (FESHE) Correlation Guide