Coffee Break Training: Fire/Arson and Explosion Investigation Curriculum: Fire Scene Documentation [open pdf - 188KB]
"The successful prosecution of arson cases begins at the fire scene and can be doomed for failure unless the scene is thoroughly and properly documented. A coordinated effort between first responders and fire investigators is an essential first step in building an arson case that leads to a successful prosecution. Proper documentation of a fire scene requires a systematic approach on the part of first responders and fire investigators. More importantly, it requires an understanding and recognition of the documentation needed to not only establish the fire cause, but to also develop the connecting evidence that will identify and ultimately convict the person(s) responsible for setting the fire."
Coffee Break Training - Fire Investigation Series No. FI-2013-1
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/