Ethical Duties Beyond the Fire Scene

Credit Hours:  3
Approximate reading time: 0.5 Hours
Approximate online time: 0.5 Hours

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Program Abstract
The fire investigator's ethical duties do not stop at the fire scene investigation. Writing reports, interacting with other investigators and interested parties, and testifying to your methodology and conclusions are all fraught with opportunity for lapses in ethics and judgment. This self-paced program examines the fire investigator's ethical duties beyond the fire scene. How does the investigator make sound judgments about content and presentation when preparing their report? What are the investigator's ethical duties with regard to evidence disclosure in the report and during testimony at legal proceedings? How should the fire investigator interact lawfully and ethically with other professionals involved in the fire incident? This program tackles these tough questions and provides guidance to fire investigators in how to act ethically as they seek the truth in a fire incident.

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