Coffee Break Training: Fire/Arson and Explosion Investigation Curriculum: Releasing the Fire Scene [open pdf - 219KB]
"During the investigative process, there are several critical steps that must be completed prior to releasing the fire scene to the owner. It is the investigator's responsibility to ensure that all of these steps have been completed and documented. The following checklist can assist investigators in completing the necessary steps during the preliminary fire scene examination to avoid potential problems such as having to return to the scene to collect information or evidence that was initially overlooked."
Coffee Break Training - Fire Investigation Series No. FI-2013-4
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/