Fire Effects Part 1: Heat Effects on Fuels
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Understanding and recognizing fire effects at a scene is the foundation of collecting and analyzing data on fire origin, cause, and spread that informs the investigator’s conclusion in a fire case. Proceeding from the framework in NFPA 921, this module discusses the mass loss and deformation effects of heat on fuels. Each fire effect is defined, explained, described in the context of a fire scene, and related to implications for fire pattern analysis that informs origin and cause determination.
CFITrainer.Net recommends taking Fire Effects Part 1: Heat Effects on Fuels prior to Fire Effects Part 2: Combustion By-Products Effects.