Flashcards in Arson Deck (66)
Why would a clean path method be used?
Used for explosive scenes as residues are often slight and dissipate rapidly.
OC scene may need to authorise an expert to enter the centre of the scene before it has been fully examined.
Legally you are allowed to set fire to your own property, unless you?
-Intent to cause loss to someone else as a result of the fire
No all to know that the firewall in danger life
Know that the fire is likely to destroy or damage someone else’s property as a consequence.
The fire service specialist fire investigator will liaise with the designated police fire investigator liaison officer or other member of police in relation to four specific matters.
Handover of the fire scene
Access to the fire scene
Process for examination and investigation
Identification and collection of evidence at the fire scene
Five examples of carelessness that might result in fire could include
Mis using electricity
Children playing with matches, cigarette lighter’s and so on
Burning of paint
Vagrants lighting fires
Welding and other industrial processes
Leaving cloths near heating
Wrapping up live ashes on paper
Setting off fireworks
Using the Mystikal campfires
Leaving a Stove or heater on
Leaving fat unattended while cooking
In determining the seat of the fire the specialist fire investigator Will consider?
When they first noticed the fire and where they were at the time
The state of the fire at the time
Wind direction and speed, weather
The direction of spread colour of flames and smoke.
Severity of the damage
Depth of charring
The presence of starting devices
Reports and opinions from other specialists