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1.2.4
Define : materials arranged to spread fire from its point of origin to other areas of an occupancy . ( cotton waste, rags, paper, FLUIDS, EXCELSIOUR, waste films and others)

Trailers

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1.2.5
Define : Material arranged to start and feed initial fire . ( candles, matches, electrical, mechanical, chemicals and others)

Plants

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1.2.6
Define : gasoline, kerosene, turpentine, alcohol, paint thinner, cut or disconnect gas lines etc

Accelerants

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1.2.7
Define: mechanical, chemical, or electrical means to initiate a fire

Ignition device

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1.2.8
Define: the clean or unburned area left by stock, furniture, contents , etc covering shelves, floors or other combustible areas

Protected area

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4.5
Lividity may show as pink or red skin. It usually starts how soon after death? Completed after how many hours ?

Lividity usually starts 1-2 hours after death and is completed after 3-4 hours

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5.3
What is the priority order of collecting evidence at an arson investigation?

- a new can ie a one gallon metal can such as a NEW paint can
- a clean glass jar with a tight fitting lid
- a plastic bag can be used in an emergency. It should be new, of heavy gauge and used in pairs. Place both bags in a can or jar

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6.7.2
_____________ smoke stains , remote from the point of origin usually indicate a slow fire build up

Heavy

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6.7.2
_______________ smoke stains , usually indicate a rapid build up of the fire , little fire damage and are found close to the point of origin.

Light

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6.7.3
____________ crazing means intense and rapid heat build up and will be found closer to the point of origin

Small crazing

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6.7.3
________________ crazing indicates remoteness from the point of origin and/ or a relatively slow heat build up

Large crazing

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6.7.3
What does checkering of glass ( half moon marks) indicate?

Usually results from water being applied to the glass. This indicates the window was still in place when the FFs operated at the job