Flashcards in Arson Deck (12):
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)
Define : Material arranged to start and feed initial fire . ( candles, matches, electrical, mechanical, chemicals and others)
Define : gasoline, kerosene, turpentine, alcohol, paint thinner, cut or disconnect gas lines etc
Define: mechanical, chemical, or electrical means to initiate a fire
Define: the clean or unburned area left by stock, furniture, contents , etc covering shelves, floors or other combustible areas
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
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
_____________ smoke stains , remote from the point of origin usually indicate a slow fire build up
_______________ smoke stains , usually indicate a rapid build up of the fire , little fire damage and are found close to the point of origin.
____________ crazing means intense and rapid heat build up and will be found closer to the point of origin
________________ crazing indicates remoteness from the point of origin and/ or a relatively slow heat build up