Fire Investigation for the Company Officer is intended to supplement the approach to the challenges and problems faced by company commanders on the fireground.
Many fire department company officers and future company officers lack training in the science of fire investigation and a successful fire investigation often depends on the initial actions of the engine or truck company commander. This book provides company officers with tools to preserve a fire scene and conduct a preliminary investigation as to the cause of the fire and possibly identifying witnesses, victims and even suspects. It will also make a great text for teaching fire investigation classes.
Recognizing the cause and origin of any fire is a complicated undertaking that should be approached in a systematic and scientific manner, and that depends on good training and good methods.
Fire Investigation for the Company Officer is intended to provide that training to current fire department officers and those wishing to become fire department officers.