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Electricity can cause fires in many ways. A knowledge of basic electricity is essential to successfully investigate potential electrical ignition sources at a fire scene, test hypotheses involving electrical ignition sources, form a conclusion supported by evidence, and competently present methodology and conclusions in legal proceedings. This module provides the foundation of that basic electrical knowledge. Continue reading
The release of the 2014 edition of NFPA 1033 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator and the 2014 edition of NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigation is of major significance to the fire investigator. Continue reading
An Analysis of the Station Nightclub Fire Requirements Adobe Flash Player 7.0 or later, Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later Credit Hours: 4 A band that was performing that night, during its performance, used pyrotechnics that ignited foam insulation lining the walls and ceiling of the platform being used as a stage. The fire spread quickly along the walls and ceiling area over the dance floor. Smoke was visible in the exit doorways in a little more than one minute, and flames were observed breaking through a portion of the roof in less than five minutes. Egress from the nightclub was hampered by crowding at the main entrance to the building. One hundred people lost their lives in the fire.
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