Henning, Larry G., et al. Handling a Questionable Residential Fire.
Insurance Committee For Arson Control. Phoenix, Arizona. January, 1995.
Abstract: This article provides 39 scenarios that a fire investigator
may encounter at a residential fire scene. The authors examine each scenario
and offer suggestions of how to proceed when confronted with each situation.
The scenarios deal with a variety of subjects including arrival on the scene,
interviewing, and obtaining information.
When arriving at a fire scene, an investigator is faced with immediate
decisions. The scenarios offer suggestions if the investigator is faced
with an unsecured scene, or a disorganized scene. Signs indicating that
a cause and origin expert or an electrical engineer is required are listed.
How to interview witnesses and insurance company representatives are discussed.
Investigators should not delay contacting insurance companies to wait for
investigation results. Insurance companies should be contacted immediately
to begin the process of obtaining information. The article also explains
how to request financial and other forms of information.
For more information, contact:
Insurance Committee for Arson Control
3601 Vincennes Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Web Site: www.arsoncontrol.org