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General

  • NFPA Fact Sheets
  • interFIRE VR On-Line -- Includes articles, reprints, features, alerts, message boards, links, and other fire investigation information.
  • NFPA Fire Resource Links -- extensive list of links in all topics involving fire investigation, including Associations, Building Code Groups, Business References, Certification and Testing Laboratories, Construction, Emergency Services, Fire Departments, Fire Education, Forest/Wildfire, General Reference, Government Reference, Halon Alternatives, Hazardous Chemicals, International Reference, Legal Reference, Libraries, Maps, Museums & History, Online Magazines, People Finders, Search Engines, Standards Organizations, and Statistics.
  • FireNet

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Fire Prevention

  • FM Global -- tips for designing an effective fire/arson prevention program.

Fire Safety and Protection

  • National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA. NFPA is a world leader in formulating and publishing codes and standards for fire safety. Its website contains information about fire protection codes, training, consultation services and hotlinks to many of the most important fire and arson investigation organization's web sites.

Insurance Industry & Insurance Fraud Information

  • A-Plus Underwriting Database
  • Acord -- major developer of insurance industry standards & forms. Also includes information on statutory, regulatory, and industry coverage changes.
  • Affiliated Adjusters -- Serving AAI members and other claims professionals in 11 Western states and Canada. Includes directory and common statistics.
  • American Association of Insurance Services -- One of two national advisory organizations that develops and files state regulator forms, manuals & rating information for the P/C industry.
  • American Insurance Association -- A P/C trade association.
  • American Insurance Services Group -- AISG is supported by the insurance industry (PCS is part of the AISG) and specializes in data and technical resources for a broad range of functions in claims, underwriting, loss control, premium audit and risk management. There is special emphasis on this web site of their Database Information Services Group -- a group which provides claims and underwriting information. The site features information on AISG's claims databases, the Index System and PILR, and on its other divisions.
  • Business Insurance Magazine -- Articles of interest to P/C underwriters.
  • California Department of Insurance -- extensive state insurance department home page with industry resources in licensing requirements, workers' compensation fraud, investigation, policy research and legal issues.
  • Chartered Property& Causality Underwriters Society (CPCU) -- An organization that provides training and education , a code of ethics and provides standards for the underwriting profession.
  • ChoicePoint -- Underwriting Database
  • Claims Magazine -- claims-related topics, articles, and reference books.
  • Coalition Against Insurance Fraud -- organization of consumer groups, government agencies, and insurers dedicated to combating fraud through public advocacy and education. Site contains a database of each state's anti-fraud regulatory requirements, SIU requirements, and current and pending legislation.
  • Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) -- national association for the inland marine underwriting association.
  • International Association of Special Investigation Units -- information on SIUs, a message board, job postings, and membership.
  • Insurance Connections -- Large insurance database with links to career resources, the Insurance Yellow Pages, insurance bulletin boards, news items, and other insurance associations on the web.
  • Insurance News Network -- provides news and articles about insurance.
  • Insurance Information Exchange
  • Insurance Information Institute
  • Insurance Services Office -- provides actuarial, underwriting & claims information for the insurance industry.
  • National Underwriter Co. -- News articles, archives, and products for property & casualty and life & health.
  • Munich Re America -- Information of the company, insurance, re-insurance, Arson "Tip of the Quarter", hot links to the insurance industry, insurance information databases & more.
  • Property & Casualty -- industry information.

Job Sites

Juvenile Firesetting Resources

Law Enforcement

Motor Vehicles

People and Corporation Locators and Information Sources

Product Safety

Professional Associations

Publications

Public Records

Research

  • National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) -- A link to the Building & Fire Research Laboratory that conducts scientific experiments and testing of products and processes to determine fire hazard and combustion properties. Includes access to fire and non-fire related testing.
  • NIST Fire Research -- Direct access to fire information: online publications, downloadable fire models, photographs of burns, and a database of heat release data for various items.
  • Building & Fire Research Laboratory -- Fire Research Information Services (FRIS). FIREDOC is a fire research bibliographic database containing 50,000 documents on nearly any fire research related subject. The user searches the database using "key words", the author's name or word(s) in a title. The service is free and can be searched from the web, the Internet or via a modem.
  • Underwriters Laboratory (UL) An independent, not-for-profit product testing & certification organization for over a century with U.S. & international affiliates.

Resource Collections

  • Learning Resource Center, U.S. Fire Administration -- A major collection of information on fire/arson investigation and related topics with over 60,000 volumes and more than 200 periodicals, magazines and journals with a fire focus. This site allows the user to search the library's holdings most of which can be obtained through the inter-library loan program through your local library.

Training

  • National Fire Academy at U.S. Fire Administration -- Information about fire/arson, firefighting, fire prevention & other training programs offered by the NFA at the National Fire Academy campus (www.nfa.gov) & remotely throughout the nation. Hotlinks to major sites of interest including the Learning Resource Center, the largest fire/arson library in the world (www.lrc.gov). The library's holdings can be searched on-line. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (www.fema.gov) is the parent organization of the USFA & NFA.
  • Kodak Law Enforcement Training

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