Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction, 3rd Edition

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ISBN: 9780132605779

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Overview

Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction, Third Edition, describes and illustrates a new systematic approach for reconstructing fire scenes, applying the principles of fire protection engineering along with those of forensic science and behavioral science.Modern fire investigation topics are covered, including comprehensive documentation, hypothesis testing, and defensible reconstruction of the events leading More »

Description

ISBN: 9780132605779

Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction, Third Edition, describes and illustrates a new systematic approach for reconstructing fire scenes, applying the principles of fire protection engineering along with those of forensic science and behavioral science.

Modern fire investigation topics are covered, including comprehensive documentation, hypothesis testing, and defensible reconstruction of the events leading up to the fire and its final results. Delving deep into forensic fire engineering, Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction covers engineering calculations, fire modeling and also features several exhaustive case studies which leverage the current technology that is explained in depth throughout the text. Several specialized topic areas are also covered, including use of the drone aircraft, forensic and panoramic photography, computer modeling as well as an advanced discussion of tenability. Using historical fire cases and realistic case examples, the authors examine the newest lessons learned and insight into the ignition, growth, development, and outcome of those fires. All documentation in the case examples follows or exceeds the methodology set forth by the NFPA in NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations and its companion standard NFPA 1033 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, 2009 Edition, and Kirk's Fire Investigation , 7th Edition.
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Forensic investigations are often associated with police work, but fire departments also perform forensic investigations, particularly ones that involve forensic fire scene reconstruction. By forensically reconstructing a fire scene, firefighters learn important elements about the fire, such as how it started, where it started, how it spread, and how quickly it spread.

Information from forensic fire scene investigations is often valuable to organizations aside from the fire department, such as police departments, the state/federal legal system, and building safety regulatory agencies such as OSHA. This is why it is important for fire scene investigators to learn the information contained in Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction, 3rd Edition.

Elements of Reconstruction

The text describes and illustrates the latest systematic approach for forensically reconstructing fire scenes, including how to apply principles of fire protection engineering, forensic science, and behavioral science to assist with the reconstruction effort.

Also covered are topics that assist investigators with documenting the results of the fire, creating fire models, testing hypotheses regarding what transpired at the burn site, reconstructing events that explain what occurred at the burn site, and using elite technologies, such as drone aircraft and panoramic photography, to gather information.

NFPA Compliant

The text presents case studies that demonstrate the use of technologies and processes for reconstructing fire scenes. These studies comply with methodologies established by NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations and NFPA 1033 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigators, 2009 Edition. Case studies presented in the text also comply with Kirk's Fire Investigation, 7th Edition.

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Whether you need to learn about fire scene reconstruction to apply for a position in the fire department or to brush up on your forensic reconstruction skills using the latest systematic approach, Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction, 3rd Edition, will help you achieve your goal. Order your copy of this in-depth educational resource from Firebooks today!

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