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  • Firefighters and Arson Detection
    • General

Arson Investigations: Burglar Alarm Systems

A Field Guide to Incident Analysis

Detecting Arson: What the Fire Fighter Should Do, Aetna Arson Prevention Series

"The Role of the Fire Service in Combating Arson," Working Paper by Guy E. Burnette, Jr., Esquire.

"Working the Fire Scene: Search and Seizure Issues," Working Paper by Guy E. Burnette, Jr., Esquire.

Legal Considerations: Introduction, Authority to Conduct the Investigation, and Right of Entry, Sections 5-1, 5-2.1, and 5-2.2 from NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations 1998 Edition.

handQuestions for Firefighters, List of 33 Questions.

handFire Suppression Questionnaire.

NFPA 906: Guide for Fire Incident Field Notes

The fire department's role in arson detection. National Fire & Arson Report. Vol 12 No 2 (June 1994). p 12-13+

Contact Incident Commander

Preserve Scene and Physical Evidence

  • Hazard Identification
    • General

Illinois Court Upholds Fireman's Rule

Safety, Sections 10-1 through 10-2.7 from NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations 1998 Edition.

NFPA 704: Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response

NFPA 1470: Search and Rescue for Structural Collapse Incidents

Size-Up the Structure

TR-026 $10 Million Marina Fire, Bohemia Bay, Maryland, January 1989

TR-069 Wood Truss Roof Collapse Claims Two Firefighters, Memphis, Tennessee, December 1992

TR-024 Six Firefighter Fatalities in Construction Site Explosion, Kansas City, Missouri, November 1988

TR-024A Six Firefighter Fatalities in Construction Site Explosion, Kansas City, Missouri, Appendices, November 1988

TR-114 Fire Department Response to Biological Threat at B'nai B'rith, Washington, DC

TR-110 Manufacturing Mill Fire, Methuen, Massachusetts, December 1995

TR-075 Sodium Explosion Critically Burns Firefighters, Newton, Massachusetts, October 1993

TR-069 Wood Truss Roof Collapse Claims Two Firefighters, Memphis, Tennessee, December 1992

TR-021 Fire and Explosions at Rocket Fuel Plant, Henderson, Nevada, May 1988

TR-009 Sherwin-Williams Paint Warehouse Fire, Dayton, Ohio, May 1987

TR-025 Industrial Plastics Fire Major Triage Operation, Flint, Michigan, November 1988

TR-027 Swimming Pool Chemical Plant Fire, Springfield, Massachusetts, June 1988

TR-029 Conservative Approach to Chemical Plant Fire, Ventura County, California, April 1989

TR-032 Gasoline Tanker Incidents in Chicago, Illinois, and Fairfax County, Virginia: Case Studies in Hazardous Materials Planning, March/May 1989

TR-035 Phillips Petroleum Chemical Plant Explosion and Fire, Pasadena, Texas, October 1989

TR-052 Massive Leak of Liquefied Chlorine Gas, Henderson, Nevada, May 1991

TR-053 Major Propane Gas Explosion and Fire, Perryville, Maryland, July 1991

TR-061 Four Firefighters Killed, Trapped by Floor Collapse, Brackenridge, Pennsylvania, December 1991

TR-073 Floor Collapse Claims Two Firefighters, Pittston, Pennsylvania, March 1993

TR-003 Detroit Warehouse Fire Claims Three Firefighters, March 1987

TR-077 Four Firefighters Die in Seattle Warehouse Fire, Seattle, Washington, January 1995

TR-004 Schomberg Plaza Fire, New York City (Harlem), March 1987

TR-022 Interstate Bank Building Fire, Los Angeles, California, May 1988

TR-101 Broward Marine Fire, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

  • Overhaul Techniques
    • General

Are Fire Departments Costing the Insurance Industry Money? Fire Commentary. Fire Engineering. Vol. 150. No. 1 (January 1997). p 115.

Protecting the Integrity of a Crime Scene. Firehouse. Vol. 20. No. 11 (November 1995). p 22.

Preserve Scene and Physical Evidence

TR-058 Major Ship Fire Extinguished by CO2, Seattle, Washington, September 1991

TR-074 Compressed Air Foam Use for Structural Fire Fighting: A Field Test, Boston Fire Department, June 1993

  • Evidence Preservation
    • General

New Jersey Court Reaffirms Spoliation Not A Recognized Tort But Admits Evidence of Destruction

Florida Appeal Court Discusses Sanctions for Spoliation of Evidence

New York Court Upholds Dismissal of Action for Spoliation of Evidence

New Jersey Court Finds No Separate Cause of Action For Negligent Spoliation

New Jersey Court Upholds Spoliation Sanctions for Evidence Mishandling

Legal Considerations: Introduction, Authority to Conduct the Investigation, and Right of Entry, Sections 5-1, 5-2.1, and 5-2.2 from NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations 1998 Edition.

The fire scene as a crime scene. Rogers, Dennis. September 1996.

The Firefighter's Role in Preserving the Fire Scene. Smith, Dennis W.

"The Role of the Fire Service in Combating Arson," Working Paper by Guy E. Burnette, Jr., Esquire.

After the Fire's Out: Spoliation of Evidence and the Line Firefighter. Fire Engineering. Vol. 151. No. 1 (January 1998). p 79-80.

Preserving the Evidence--Part I. 9-1-1 Magazine. Vol. 9. No. 4 (July-August 1996). p 68-69.

Preserve Scene and Physical Evidence

Secure Scene and Witnesses

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