ABSTRACT

Coffee Break Training: Fire Investigation: Report Writing -- Part 3   [open pdf - 129KB]

"Speaking of evidence, all documents pertaining to evidence should be a part of the report. This includes collection photographs and the evidence log as well the evidence transmission log to secure a chain of custody. Laboratory reports should also be a part of the report. A summary of the lab results may head up the report, but the original document that identifies the lab, the technician, the tests performed, and the results should be included. Finally witness reports or any other written documents should be included. This includes witness statements, law enforcement reports, and insurance documents obtained through the use of an immunity letter. Any financial or personal documents, as well as any other documents that may be pertinent to the incident, should be a part of the investigative report."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Fire Investigation Series No. FI-2010-6
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Date:
2010-09-30
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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