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Large Fire Loss Investigation & Management. from Motive, Means, and Opportunity.

Specialized Personnel and Technical Consultants, Section 6-5 from NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations 1998 Edition.

Fire and Arson Investigator's Field Index Directory. United States Fire Administration. Federal Emergency Mangement Agency. 1990. (Directory of contacts for manytypes of resources, from forensic to research to construction)

Determine the Need for Additional Resources

Handle Injuries and Fatalities

    • Canine Accelerant Detection Programs

ATF Canine Accelerant Detection Program

"Canine Accelerant Detection Program," R. Strobel & R. Noll.

"Canine Acclerant Detection Program," Cpt. W. Smith ATF, 1987.

Fire K9s: Their Nose Knows. Valentin, David.

Example Lab Results on Samples From Canine Alert

"Canine Accelerant Detection Programs," from Kirk's Fire Investigation, by John D. DeHaan. 1997 Ed. Simon & Schuster.

    • Use and Misuse of Accelerant Detection Canines

"How To Get the Best Results From an Accelerant-Detection Canine Team," Pocket Guide to Accelerant Evidence Collection, Massachusetts IAAI, 1998.

"Acclelerant Detection Canines: Uses and Misuses," T. Jonas, CFI and E. Bueker, CFI.

Use Canine Unit

    • Evidentiary Issues with Canine Units

"Evidentiary Issues Surrounding Accelerant Detection by Canines," M. Ferguson-Smith, 1993.

"Position Paper on Canine Use," Forensic Science Committee, 1994.

Collect and Preserve Evidence

    • History of Canine Programs

Accelerant Detector Canines--Now and Then. Butterworth, James R.

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