Fire and Explosion Investigations: Utilizing NFPA 1033 and 921
Approximate reading time: 1.5 Hours
Approximate online time: 1.5 Hours
This module focuses on two critical documents in fire investigation: NFPA 1033: Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator and NFPA 921: Guide for Fire & Explosion Investigations. The module first explains the importance of the two documents, their basic content, and how they are developed and revised. Then, the discussion turns to how the two documents are related and how they can be used in a fire or explosion investigation. Using the framework of the scientific method, the module then shows how NFPA 921 can be used as a "road map" for conducting a fire or explosion investigation. The module and its required reading also touch on the legal aspects of 1033 and 921 and how these documents are being used in court.