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1
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[B307 Operations Fire Cause Determination]

Who is responsible for securing the scene and for fire cause determination?

A

IC

2
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[B307 Operations Fire Cause Determination]

When interviewing any witnesses, Command should try and get what info (9)?

A
  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Telephone number
  4. Date of birth
  5. DL #
  6. Location of the witness at time of event
  7. What was seen
  8. Any past problems with building systems or appliances
  9. Insurance info
3
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[B307 Operations Fire Cause Determination]

A systematic approach of looking at the scene starting from the ______ burned and working toward the ______ burned area will help to ID the area of origin.

A
  • Least
  • Most
4
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[B307 Operations Fire Cause Determination]

What patterns may help to ID the point of origin?

A

Basic V patterns

5
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[B307 Operations Fire Cause Determination]

What are 3 indicators of a possible intentionally set fire?

A
  1. Inverted V pattern
  2. Multiple points of origin
  3. Pour patterns
6
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[B307 Operations Fire Cause Determination]

The identified cause of the fire should include what 2 items?

A
  1. Ignition source
  2. First combustible ignited
7
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[B307 Operations Fire Cause Determination]

What should be done if you find an incendiary devise at an intentionally set fire?

A

Don’t move it. Try to protect it in place

8
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[B307 Operations Fire Cause Determination]

What should be used to turn off electricity?

A

Main breaker

9
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[B307 Operations Fire Cause Determination]

How should access to the scene be controlled?

A

Barrier tape and posting fire personnel

10
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[B307 Operations Fire Cause Determination]

When it is not possible for investigators to immediately enter the fire scene, AFD companies will periodically be responsible for both:

A

Fire watch and Scene Security

11
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[B307 Operations Fire Cause Determination]

When performing fire watch and scene security, what should companies utilize and where can it be found?

A

Scene Security Forms supplied by the Fire/Arson Investigation Section

12
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[B307 Operations Fire Cause Determination]

How should apparatus and personnel be positioned when performing fire watch and scene security?

A

Positioned to enable observation of the entire scene

13
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[B307 Operations Fire Cause Determination]

Any person trying to enter the scene should be:

A

Denied entry and Identified

14
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[B307 Operations Fire Cause Determination]

Who can you request assistance from when denying entry?

A

APD or Investigations

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