This subject introduces students to the concepts and principles of fire investigation which will be enlarged upon in later subjects. It will present the types of investigations to be carried out at fire scenes in order to determine the origin and cause of the fire. Emphasis is placed on fire scene preservation, examination and the early identification of fraud indicators, as well as exhibit handling. Students will be introduced to the behaviour of fire and the effects that fire has on materials and structures, in addition to workplace health and safety issues associated with working on a fire ground. The aim is to develop a world best-practice methodical scientific and professional approach to fire scene investigation.
Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security
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