Fire Effects Part 2: Combustion By-Products Effects
Approximate reading time: 0.5 Hours
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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 fire effects of combustion by-products that cause discoloration and smoke deposition on surfaces. 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.