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FIR 4305: Fire Investigation and Analysis

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  1. Identify physical properties associated with different types of fuels.
  2. Recognize the need for an analytical approach to fire investigation and analysis.
  3. Define fire science analysis and investigation organizations and describe their basic characteristics and how these can be applied to fire department personnel and management.
  4. Analyze the primary and secondary sources of ignition, also including appliances, smoking, and electricity.
  5. Describe the various stages of fire development and the role environmental conditions have on fire behavior.
  6. Summarize the combustion process involving flammable liquids, gaseous, and solid fuels.
  7. Identify the investigative process for a fire involving a structure, grass or wildland, a vehicle, or a ship.
  8. Explain how clothing and fabric can be the source of fires and contribute to fire growth.
  9. Recognize the need for and use of laboratory services during the investigative process.
  10. Explain the fire investigator’s role involving fire-related deaths and injuries.
  11. Compare explosions and explosive combustion.
  12. Describe how fires involving chemicals and hazardous materials present their own challenges compared to other types of fire.
  13. Define arson as a crime and other related topics.
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Kirk’s fire investigation (Rev: 7th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson Education (2012)
Author: DeHaan, J. D., & Icove, D. J.
ISBN: 9780135082638
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