March 16, 2023
10:00AM - 11:00AM
OFCA Webinar Series Featuring the Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office
Documenting the Fire Scene, Evidence Collection
Hosted by Chad Wissinger, Forensic Lab Bureau Chief and Brian Peterman, Fire Explosion and Investigation Bureau Assistant Chief, they will be discussing the modern day concepts of fire investigation with topics such as methodology, evidence preservation and collection, scene examinations, writing the origin and cause report, and legalities for the investigator.
The world of fire investigation is constantly evolving with development and continued updates in NFPA 921 The Guide to Fire and Explosion Investigations. This guide has continued to improve the fire investigation process and quality of information on fires as it relates to origin and cause investigations. NFPA also continues to improve upon NFPA 1033 The Standard Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigators. NFPA 1033 establishes the Job Performance Requirements (JPR's) for investigators and requires investigators to remain current on topics as it relates to fire investigation. In addition to 921 and 1033, a new NFPA standard has recently been introduced to the fire investigation world - NFPA 1321 Standards for Fire Investigation Units.
Each webinar will last one hour. Please register for each webinar that you would like to attend below.
January 25, 2023 - 10:00 AM
An Introduction to the SFM Laboratory, FEIB & Basic Fundamentals of Fire Investigation 921, 1033, 1321
February 16, 2023 - 10:00 AM
Applying Basic Methodology to Fire Investigation
March 16, 2023 - 10:00 AM
Documenting the Fire Scene - Evidence Collection
April 13, 2023 - 10:00 AM
The Importance of Report Writing - Legal Aspects