Coffee Break Training: Fire/Arson and Explosion Investigation Curriculum: Fire Scene Death Investigation [open pdf - 208KB]
"Fire scenes where a fatality has occurred require investigators to place increased attention on scene security, control, processing and documentation. Upon arrival, investigators should meet immediately with the Incident Commander or Officer-in-Charge for a briefing and ascertain if any artifacts or contamination may have been introduced to the scene prior to his or her arrival. The investigator should attempt to establish scene safety and strict security prior to entering the scene to prevent injury, including contacting appropriate agencies for assistance if necessary."
Coffee Break Training - Fire Investigation Series No. FI-2013-3
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/