IFSTA Fire Investigator Book, 2nd Edition
IFSTA Fire Investigator provides fire investigators with the information, data, and resources necessary to meet NFPA 1033 (Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator). The book describes safe practices for conducting an investigation; the effects of fire and explosion science on fire investigation; building construction and building services; the investigative process; protecting, documenting, and collecting evidence; conducting interviews; scene examination and reconstruction; area of origin determination; ignition source, sequence, and cause determinations; and other basic skills investigators should understand. The book also addresses explosion dynamics, scene examination, and origin and cause determination.
Key terms, NFPA job performance requirements, learning objectives, and case history are included at the front of each chapter for easy reference. In addition, the book's single column format with full-color photos and illustrations allow for more efficient reading and comprehension. IFSTA Fire Investigator is a valuable resource for private and public fire investigators, students training to become fire investigators, arson investigators, and officers responsible for origin and cause determination. 2nd Edition (2010). 516 pages.
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).