IFSTA Introduction To Fire Origin and Cause Book, 3rd Edition
The IFSTA Introduction To Fire Origin and Cause manual is a valuable guide for emergency response personnel (ERP) who are responsible for determining the origin and cause of a fire. This manual provides an overview of fire behavior and factors that impact fire developments; it also discusses the motivations of adult and juvenile firesetters. The book helps emergency responders determine the area of origin by gathering and evaluating evidence using scientific methodology. It also discusses ways to determine and classify the causes of fires and explosions, including fire cause categories, sources and ignition, and material first ignited. The manual provides guidelines and techniques for preserving physical scene evidence with an emphasis on spoliation, documentation, and chain of custody. The manual emphasizes safety at the emergency scene: hazardous atmospheres, structural stability, scene safety precautions, and utility systems. 3rd Edition (2005). 162 pages.
IFSTA Introduction To Fire Origin and Cause addresses relevant portions of NFPA 1001 (Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications) and NFPA 1021 (Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications). It also addresses certain portions of the Office of Domestic Preparedness (ODP) Emergency Responder Guidelines, 2002 edition, for firefighters, law enforcement, and emergency medical personnel. The knowledge and skills pertaining to each of these standards are printed in front of the chapters in which they are addressed.
IFSTA (International Fire Service Training Association) is an association of fire service personnel who are dedicated to upgrading fire fighting techniques and safety through training. Fire Protection Publications (FPP) is a division within Oklahoma State University and the world's leading publisher of training materials for the fire and emergency services. FPP serves as the headquarters for the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA).