The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) are pleased to bring you Fire Investigator: Principles and Practice, Sixth Edition, the next evolution in fire investigator training.
Covering the entire spectrum of the 2020 Edition of NFPA 921: Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigation and 2021 Edition of NFPA 1033: Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, the Sixth Edition offers a comprehensive introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective fire investigator. The textbook opens with details on how to use available investigation resources and the basics of fire science and investigation methodology, then evolves to discuss processes and special considerations for investigating specific types of fires and explosions. This progression helps readers understand the intricate subject matter as they advance from basic technical knowledge to high-level analysis and understanding of complex fire events.
- Re-organized and consolidated content now delivered in only 18 chapters to better align to common course lengths
- Updated and expanded coverage of critical topics like fire investigator ethics, scene safety, legal issues, and scientific method analysis
- New coverage of topics including online research, controlled demolition approaches, use of canines, documentation of wildland fires, and more
- New cases, exercises, and thought-provoking questions to stimulate critical thinking