View of Management in Fire Investigation Units, Volume I: Issues and Trends for the 90's [open pdf - 605KB]
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) contracted with Tri-Data Corporation of Arlington, Virginia to conduct an in-depth examination of four investigation units from small to medium size jurisdictions; to survey by phone a wide assortment of investigators, Fire Marshals, Fire Chiefs, Sheriffs, prosecutors, etc; and to help three units uncover aspects of their organization and operations needing improvement. Over 100 individuals including mayors, judges, sheriffs, investigators, and others contributed their knowledge and experience. The Tri-Data team included the Project Manager and two seasoned fire investigation unit managers who are also USFA certified investigators.
Federal Emergency Management Agency: US Fire Administration, http://www.usfa.fema.gov/