There will be many challenges for the new fire/arson investigator, during his/her career they will provide testimony and or depositions. The testimony or deposition performance will be evaluated by attorneys, judges, and juries depending on the case.
Not only have many courts addressed the documents we follow during the course of our investigation, such as NFPA 921 and NFPA 1033, and others, but they are also evaluating, did the investigator follow the best-accepted practices of our industry, including the proper application of the scientific methodology, along with a systematic approach.
In this webinar, we will discuss what key components must be demonstrated while investigating a fire scene. The goal is to assure success, for your case should it go to preliminary, grand jury, deposition, trial, or even an appeal, etc.
During this webinar, there are specific topics covered with a plan for success. We will dissect the seven steps of the scientific method, proper application of a systematic approach, fire scene documentation, and fire scene diagrams all are discussed included in the 2021 edition of NFPA 921 and NFPA 1033.
As a new investigator, you may not have the ability to have a seasoned investigator to assist you on every fire, each attendee will be provided with up-to-date material in the form of download resources to assist you in being successful, especially if you or your agency do not already have these types of resources.