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Fire investigation protocol

The fire service will notify the police if;

Investigations of fire scenes by fire service and police and efficiently coordinated, and expertly and independent conducted and any relevant evidence is protected and collected for potential criminal prosecutions

The fire service will notify the police if;

a fire results in serious injury or death or
A fire is considered suspicious


Fire scene safety


Best method for protection

Investigators search through unstable structure and excavating the scene to identify the cause of the fire

Inhalation of toxic substances
Ingestion of particles
Cuts/wounds fro sharp objects
Air Bourne dusts particles
Tripping on debris
Falling down over or onto obstructions or cavities
Items above falling on you or hitting objects causing a chain reaction

Assessment of the above risks
A strategy to prevent an occurrence or to mitigate its impact