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Officers' and Firefighters' Role in Fire Investigation

Friday, April 28
This class will focus on the roles and responsibilities officers and firefighters play in the fire investigation process. A thorough competent fire investigation leads to holding those responsible for the fire accountable, identifying faulty products so they can be removed from the marketplace, and aiding in our fire prevention messages. To complete a thorough, competent fire investigation, fire investigators need to consider the firefighters' observations and activities. The role of officers and firefighters in the fire investigation process will encompass their observations; their suppression activities such as forcible entry, ventilation, and overhaul; and any scene preservation actions they completed during their fire suppression activities. Learn scene preservation actions and the steps to preserve the scene as much as possible for the fire investigator.
Roger Krupp, Deputy Chief - Claredon Hills (IL) Fire Department