What is the role the firefighter plays in an arson investigation?

The Role the Firefighter Plays at an Arson Investigation

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  A firefighter plays many roles throughout his career. What is the role the firefighter plays at an arson investigation? Lou Giancursio reflects on some of his past arson cases and the many hats he wore at the Rochester Fire Department.   My dad, retired Firefighter Louis Giancursio, was first hired in the late 1970’s…. Read More


OSCR for Fire Q&A: What do Arson Investigators Look for during an Investigation?

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In this blog series, OSCR Edu-Techie, Carmella sits down with her father, Lou Giancursio, a former Rochester City Firefighter with over 20 years of experience. Giancursio answers some key questions around pre-planning and emergency management, outlining what do arson investigators look for during a fire investigation.   Q: What do arson investigators look for during… Read More

OSCR visits New Haven, Connecticut

Where’s OSCR? Our Visit to Connecticut, the ‘Still Revolutionary’ State

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  Earlier in December, OSCR and I had a chance to travel to New Jersey and Connecticut. We had a blast exploring this ‘Still Revolutionary’ state (obviously they’re revolutionary if they’re interested in OSCR)! The OSCR team even got the opportunity to meet the famous Dr. Henry Lee, who worked as thif youe Forensic Scientist… Read More

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How can you Recognize Law Enforcement Appreciation Day? From an Officer’s voice

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  Law enforcement. The thankless profession. Sure, there’s the occasional polite “Thank You” for services, and even the obligatory political citation for acts beyond the call of duty. But unless you’re a police officer, or member of a cop’s family, there’s no true understanding of what law enforcement goes through.   Appreciation.   Cops don’t… Read More

18+ Ways to Fund your OSCR360

18+ Ways to Fund your OSCR360

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18+ Ways to Fund your OSCR360     OSCR360 has been traveling the country, assisting Officers with everything from crime scene documentation and active shooter pre-planning to arson investigations and hunting-related shootings and more. The OSCR360 capture kit and desktop software allows users to capture overalls of their scenes quickly, and then these 360-degree images… Read More

OSCR visits Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Where’s OSCR? Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Just a few short weeks ago, OSCR360 visited Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Check out what we learned on our trip to the central Pennsylvania region. First stop: Reading, PA. Known for its pretzels, being the only city in the country where you can start kindergarten and graduate from college on the same street, and having… Read More

Alex's New Partner OSCR360

Alexandra has a New Partner: OSCR360

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Meet Alex’s new partner OSCR360. Where are they traveling next?   Travel. It’s this glorious concept. Exploring new places, new foods, new cultures (yes, even within the United States). It’s an exciting time for individuals to learn, grow, and evolve. Frankly, travel sounds wonderful.   Until it isn’t.   Those of you who travel for… Read More

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What is OSCR360? Everything to Everyone

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What is OSCR360? One tool that does everything.   From Spork to Swiss army knife, since at least (201-300 A.D.) the human race has crammed convenience and functionality into singular forms. Whether gear, or strategic approach, today the “multi-tool” reigns supreme.   In the public safety sector, the OSCR360 spherical photographic solution, began as a… Read More

2018 4910LR Promo

The 2018 4910LR Promo is Back!

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Well, it’s that time of the year again! Baked goods, holiday decor, hot cocoa and sparkling lights. The air is getting colder, UPS drivers are working overtime, and there are carols playing everywhere you go. Ok…so this actually isn’t going to be one of those blogs. This time of year in the law enforcement profession… Read More

Forensic Photography Refresher Course

Refreshing Forensic Photo Skills is a MUST for a Crime Scene Technician

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  That little green AUTO icon on your camera is forensic evil.   If you’re a crime scene technician, you’ve heard this for years; yet you admit you didn’t listen. Human nature took over. Blame your ancestors if you wish. Laziness is a trait left over from our ancestors’ need to conserve energy to hunt…. Read More