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NFPA 921: Section 6-4.1
Equipment and Facilities

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6-4.1 Equipment and Facilities. Each person on the fire scene should be equipped with appropriate safety equipment, as required. A complement of basic tools should also be available. The tools and equipment listed below may not be needed on every scene, but in planning the investigation, the investigator should know where to obtain these tools and equipment if the investigator does not carry them.

Personal Safety Equipment

Eye protection

Flashlight

Gloves

Helmet or hard hat

Respiratory protection (type depending on exposure)

Safety boots or shoes

Turnout gear or coveralls

Tools and Equipment

Absorption material

Axe

Broom

Camera and film (See 8-2.2.1 and 8-2.2.2 for recommendations.)

Claw hammer

Directional compass

Evidence collecting container (See Section 9-5 for recommendations.)

Evidence labels (sticky)

Hand towels

Hatchet

Hydrocarbon detector

Ladder

Lighting

Tape recorder

Magnet

Marking pens

Paint brushes

Paper towels/wiping cloths

Pen knife

Pliers/wire cutters

Pry bar

Rake

Rope

Rulers

Saw

Screwdrivers (multiple types)

Shovel

Sieve

Soap and hand cleaner

Styrofoam cups

Tape measure

Tongs

Tweezers

Twine

Voltmeter/ohmmeter

Water

Writing/drawing equipment


For more information, contact:
The NFPA Library at (617) 984-7445 or e-mail library@nfpa.org

Taken from NFPA 921Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations 1998 Edition, copyright © National Fire Protection Association, 1998. This material is not the complete and official position of the NFPA on the referenced subject, which is represented only by the standard in its entirety.

Used by permission.

 
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