KFRS fire scene investigators help to find answers

Meet the fire investigation team at Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS), who attend more complex or serious incidents to help discover the cause of the fire and provide closure for the people impacted. Fires start for a number of…

Fire investigators issue urgent warning over fires involving e-bike batteries

A man who escaped a blaze at his flat has backed fire investigators in issuing an urgent warning following a spike in ‘ferocious’ fires caused by electric bike and scooter batteries. Nihad Chemban was lucky to get away without serious…

Canine assets

Since the first fire-investigation dog in the UK appeared in West Midlands Fire Service in 1996 dogs have increasingly become an integral part of the modern fire-investigator’s tool kit. Just as they would reach for a screwdriver, the dog can…

NFPA fire-investigation standards help to identify JPRs and fire causes

In the mid-1970s, salty old fire investigators would work their way through the smoky ruins of buildings, armed only with knowledge gleaned from mentors or picked up along the way from others charged with figuring out fire puzzles. Back then…

Improving the standards and competency of fire investigators

Fire investigation can be one of the most complex forensic evidence types. The destructive forces involved create difficulties in interpreting the fire scene and the evidence recovered from it. Improving the standards of training and competency of fire investigators is…

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