Event Detail2018-08-04T15:43:11-04:00
Seminar Title

Fire/Death Fatality Scene Investigation

Dates of Events

10/06/2020 through 10/07/2020

Last Updated: 09/18/2020
Instructor(s): Steve Riggs
Location: Roswell Fire Department Station #1 - 200 South Richardson Avenue, Roswell, NM 88203
Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Roswell - 3607 North Main, Roswell, NM 88201
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio


Steve Riggs, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, CVFI & CFII Certified
State of Oklahoma (Retired)
Steve Riggs retired after twenty-two years of Law Enforcement, and Fire Service Experience in Oklahoma. Steve has been examining fire scenes for 40 years. Steve holds a Bachelors Degree in Emergency Management, and has extensive training in Fire Cause Determination, Criminal Investigation, Arson Investigation, Evidence Processing, Interviewing Techniques, and Case Management. He is a Certified Police and Fire Instructor and a Certified Fire Investigator Instructor. Mr. Riggs has successfully been involved in many Fire/Arson Prosecutions in Oklahoma and was involved in a Federal Prosecution. To date, he has never lost an Arson Case. Steve has authored and co-authored several fire training manuals and written “A Critical Analysis of NFPA 921 User’s Manual 2nd Edition”. Steve lectures nationally to Local, State, Federal Agencies, Insurance Companies, Private, and Military Investigators, Prosecutors, Vehicle Manufacture Represent-atives and their Engineers. Steve is on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Fire Investigators.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Fire Death/Fatality
Scene Investigation
Tactics, Techniques, Procedures and Documentation
Based Upon NFPA® Standards

Course Objectives:
The fatality fire scene is complex requiring two separate but related investigations. The documentation of the fire scene, along with the fatality or fatalities, is important to the successful conclusion of the investigation.
An investigation requires a proper protocol along with the best accepted practices will be applied during the investigation.
This two (2) day training will address the considerations, guidelines, and procedures that will comply with the standard of care for conducting a forensic fire/explosion scene, death investigation and analysis.
Upon Successful Completion:
Attendees will have been provided the skills and knowledge to:
Describe the investigative considerations necessary to successfully identify and document the necessary documentation at the fatal scene.
Identify and describe the death investigation protocols applied during the course of the investigation.
Describe the death-related pathological and toxicological examination of fire victims. Identify and describe postmortem documentation and all applicable tests conducted. (NFPA 1033:4.4.1)
Describe and understand how the cause and manner of death are determined. (NFPA 1033:4.4.1)
Utilize proper procedures for managing victims and fatalities, given a protocol and appropriate personnel so that all evidence is discovered and preserved and the protocol procedures are followed. (NFPA 4.4.1)
Evidence collection at a fire fatality scene investigation based upon NFPA® ASTM International, E-1188 Standard Practice for Collection and Preservation of Information and Physical Items by a Technical Investigator, E1459-Standard Guide for Physical Evidence Labeling and Related Documentation Securing the deceased as potential evidence. (NFPA 1033:4.4.1)
Evaluate an injured victim for details about the fire scene. (NFPA
1033:4.4.1) Evaluate a body for details about the fire scene. (NFPA 1033:4.4.1)
NOTE: THIS TRAINING INCLUDES VERY GRAPHIC SERIOUS INJURY AND DECEDENT PHOTOGRAPHS

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