Fire Scene Documentation and Evidence Collection Course – Carterson Public Safety Group, Inc

Fire Scene Documentation and Evidence Collection Course

Instructor: Robert Collins

This class is designed for fire service, law enforcement, military personnel and insurance company investigators. The class objective is to teach the investigator the fundamentals of fire scene documentation, to aid in determining the origin and cause of fires and explosions and the proper methods of collecting, preserving, and storing evidence.   The students will review the methods for documenting the scene and collecting evidence based on NFPA 921 & NFPA 1033.   The information provided will give the student a basic understanding of documentation tools, basic scene photography, measurements, outside resources, and technology, as well as evidence packaging and cataloging.  

  • This class is eligible for 16 hours of tested continuing education.

Recommended Reading

  • NFPA 921 2017
  • ​​​NFPA 1033 2014 Ed.
  • ​​​Kirk’s Fire Investigation 7th Ed.
  • Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction