Fire Investigation Report
1. Prepare a final fire investigation report summarizing your findings and conclusions in a methodical manner. You should incorporate the knowledge that you have gained thus far in this course to ensure that your approach is scientific and addresses the requirements of a thorough fire investigation.
Click here to access the details for the incident as well as photographic evidence from the fire scene. (See attachment)
2. As you will see in the linked document, the report requires you to provide a sufficient narrative and to address, at a minimum, the following topics in your report:
A. origin of fire (locations and fuels);
B. extent of damage (from source to final point or points of ignition);
C. causation, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) classifications;
E. estimated value of overall loss (for insurance company report).
3. Note: All of the missing values in this project should be simulated and based on values known or found from publications or Internet research. They should be as real-world as possible in order to reflect a real case scenario.
4. You may use a standardized fire report template from your own workplace, or you may simply follow the outline in the document to create your narrative and report all findings.
5. Your fire investigation report should summarize your findings and conclusions in a logical and organized manner. You should describe the process that you use as you document the evidence. Assume that this is a fire report that may later be used in a criminal investigation or prosecution. Remember, details, proper procedure, evidence, and the utilization of relevant science may make or break the case.
6. Your report should be a minimum of three pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. External sources used in your report or narrative sections should be properly cited, and references should be formatted in APA style.