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Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction, Third Edition, describes and illustrates a new systematic approach for reconstructing fire scenes, applying the principles of fire protection engineering along with those of forensic science and behavioral science.

Modern fire investigation topics are covered, including comprehensive documentation, hypothesis testing, and defensible reconstruction of the events leading up to the fire and its final results. Delving deep into forensic fire engineering, Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction covers engineering calculations, fire modeling and also features several exhaustive case studies which leverage the current technology that is explained in depth throughout the text. Several specialized topic areas are also covered, including use of the drone aircraft, forensic and panoramic photography, computer modeling as well as an advanced discussion of tenability. Using historical fire cases and realistic case examples, the authors examine the newest lessons learned and insight into the ignition, growth, development, and outcome of those fires. All documentation in the case examples follows or exceeds the methodology set forth by the NFPA in NFPA 921—Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations and its companion standard NFPA 1033—Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, 2009 Edition, and Kirk’s Fire Investigation ,Seventh Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132228572
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 4/4/2008
  • Series: Pearson Custom EMS and Fire Science Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.47 (d)

Meet the Author

David J. Icove, PhD., PE, CFEI is an internationally recognized forensic fire engineering expert with more than 35 years of experience. Dr. Icove has served as a principal member of the NFPA 921 Technical Committee on Fire Investigations, and is the author of numerous publications and articles. As a retired carreer federal law enforcement agent, Dr. Icove served as a criminal investigator on the federal, state and local levels. He is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI). Dr. Icove holds BSand MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Engineering Science and Mechanics from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Icove also holds a BS degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland-College Park. He is presently Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville; serves on the faculty of the University of Maryland's Professional Master of Engineering in Fire Protection; and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Tennessee and Virginia.

John D. DeHaan, PhD, FABC, CFI, CFEI, FFSS, FSSDip is an internationally recognixed forensic science expert, and author of Kirk's Fire Investigation, the leading textbook in the field of fire and arson investigation. He is also a former principal member of the NFPA 921 Technical Committe on Fire Investigations.

Dr. DeHaan has been a criminalist for more than 37 years and has gainded considerable expertise in fire and explosion evidence as well as human hair, shoe print, and intstrumental analysis and crime scene reconstruction. Dr. DeHaan holds a BS in Physics from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and was awaded a PhD in Pure and Applied Chemistry (Forensic Science) by Strathclyde University, Scotland. Dr. DeHaan is a Fellow of the American Board of Criminalists (Fire Debris), A Fellow of the Forensic Fire Society (UK), and holds Diplomas in Firfe Investigation from the Forensic Fire Society and the Institution of Fire Engineers and a Certified Fire Investigator certification fromn the International Association of Arson Investigators. He is also a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator from the National Association of Fire Investigators.

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Table of Contents

1. Principles of Reconstruction

2. Basic Fire Dynamics

3. Fire Pattern Analysis

4. Fire Scene Documentation

5. Arson Crime Scene Analysis

6. Fire Modeling

7. Fire Deaths and Injuries

8. Fire Testing

Epilogue

Appendices

A. Glossary

B. Mathematics Refresher

C. Websites

Index

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