logging in or signing up Arson for First Responders bkinlaw Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Let's Connect Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 855 Category: Entertainment License: All Rights Reserved Like it (0) Dislike it (0) Added: February 26, 2009 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript Arsonfor theFirst Responder : Arsonfor theFirst Responder Bradley Kinlaw Assistant Chief Elizabethtown Fire Dept Learning Objectives : Learning Objectives Always a Possibility What is Arson Why Should I Care Statistics Who Does What What Should I Look for and When Investigators Who Should Investigate What Have we Learned Always a Possibility : Always a Possibility Tunnel Vision Open mind, eyes, hears All fires Structural Vehicle Woods What is Arson : What is Arson AKA – Incendiary Incendiary – A fire deliberately set under circumstances in which the responsible party knows it should not be ignited. Arson- A legal term used to define a specific crime involving fire Why should I care : Why should I care Economic Impact Citizen Safety Emergency Responder Safety Financial loss for Agency FF is critical link for investigation Statistics : Statistics 2007- Structure Fires- 32,500 Vehicle Fires- 20,500 Woods Fires- 133,500 Total # of Fire Departments in US 30,815 6.2 arson fires a year per department Structure Fires : Structure Fires Resulting Deaths : Resulting Deaths Who does what? : Who does what? Firefighter/ EMT – extinguish fire, make observations, preserve evidence, determine origin and cause, basic info interviews, notify investigator, take pics Investigator – investigate beyond origin and cause, collect evidence, advanced interviews, criminal trials WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR AND WHEN : WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR AND WHEN Enroute : Enroute Time of day Weather and natural hazards Barriers People leaving area Where did call come from Upon arrival : Upon arrival Time of arrival Extent of fire Wind direction and speed Doors and windows Location of fire Containers Tools Faces During fire operations : During fire operations Unusual odors Abnormal fire behaviors Obstacles Incendiary devices Trailers Fire patterns Heat Intensity Availability of documents Cont. : Cont. Fire detection or protection systems Burglar alarms Personal possessions Household items Protect and preserve evidence After Fire : After Fire FF should write chronological statement Basic interview Secure scene Obtain permission to investigate Structural safety Never investigate alone Take more pics Investigators : Investigators Advanced training and experience Origin and Cause Witness interviews Criminal trials Obtain warrants Who should Investigate : Who should Investigate Fire Chief or officer with authority Fire Marshal Law Enforcement SBI (dog) ATF What have we Learned : What have we Learned Boston Fire Source s : Source s IFSTA, Essentials of Fire Fighting, 5th edition United States Fire Administration Thank You : Thank You You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.