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Fire and Arson Investigation

Everywhere. Every case. Every time.

Team with OSCR360 for fire scene and arson investigations, building documentation and code enforcement, HAZMAT incidents and training. Quickly and easily capture 360 degree spherical photos and present a virtual walk through of a fire scene or pre-fire plan.

How does OSCR360 assist on fire and arson investigations?

OSCR360 Capture Kit & Desktop Software For Fire and Arson Investigations

OSCR is a two-part multi-use system made up of a 360 degree capture kit and desktop software. Capture 360 degree images of a fire scene in seconds, instantly view your photos on the OSCR tablet, and sync your photos to the desktop software to create virtual walk through presentations. OSCR is easy to use and requires little to no training.  OSCR360 was built from your voice by collaborating with Public Safety agencies. See how you can use the system for fire and arson investigation below.

[VIDEO] How the Sacramento Fire Department Uses OSCR360

Why the Sacramento Fire Department Purchased OSCR360

"What attracted our Fire Department to OSCR360 is it's ability to capture an overall crime scene or fire scene or fire incident."

Supervising Forensic Investigator, Sacramento PD

How OSCR Assists on a Fire Scene or Arson Investigation

CAPTURE

Capture 360 degree photos of a live scene or after a fire. Use OSCR to document the scene. Document the entire area from the outside of a fire and work your way into the structure. 360 degree images allow you to see burn patterns & how the fire moved. Capture 360 degree overall images in completely black, soot filled, wet and dripping environments as well as small, cramped spaces.

BUILD YOUR CASE

Easily add digital evidence to your 360 degree photos. Add in your DSLR photos including points of origin, potential accelerants, and any evidence found as you were digging through each individual layer of your fire. Overlay floor plans, add in videos, audio, plot plans, and more.

VIRTUAL TOUR

Use the OSCR360 software to walk arson investigators, law enforcement, witnesses, judges, juries and more through the fire scene. Share your OSCR projects with Insurance Agencies. Utilizing GPS data from the 360 images, so the viewer knows exactly where they are in the structure when every burnt wall looks the same.

TRAINING

Utilize past OSCR case projects for reviewing fire scenes or arson investigations. Utilize OSCR360 for pre-fire planning. Document buildings before a fire happens and gain a full 360-degree views of locations to implement into pre-fire emergency response plans.

Common OSCR Uses for Fire Departments & Agencies

ANY SIZE FIRE INVESTIGATION INCLUDING:

Residential fires, apartment fires, fires in abandoned buildings, warehouses, commercial structures, fires in small spaces like cars and attics

ARSON INVESTIGATION

HAZMAT INCIDENTS

BUILDING DOCUMENTATION, BUILDING INSPECTION, CODE ENFORCEMENT

COURTROOM TESTIMONY

TRAINING

How Fire Departments use the OSCR Capture Kit

Outside a Scene

Capture perimeter photos, images of the crowd inconspicuously, and structural damage. Put OSCR on a tripod and take 360 photos through a window or open area to help you determine if a structure is safe to enter.

Inside a Scene

Once the scene is deemed safe to enter, OSCR captures point of origin and burn patterns, documents the digging process, and interior structural damage. OSCR orients North and allows you to orient yourself at the scene using GPS.  

Code Enforcement & Special Operations

OSCR can also assist Fire Departments & Agencies with documenting code violations, structure damage or potentially unsafe buildings. Special Operations teams use the system to document hazardous materials incidents, water or boating incidents and more.

Favorite OSCR360 Software Features from Fire Departments

Little to No Training Required

With little to no training, easily build OSCR projects and show the full view of the scene. OSCR assists with case management.

Full View of a Fire scene

It's hard to differentiate photos from black wall to black wall, especially when there are multiple rooms and locations. Using 360 degree images & associated GPS coordinates, you can easily view full walls and spaces from floor to ceiling.

Points of Interest

Use the Points of Interest feature to rule out and identify sources of the fire. Embed digital evidence into your OSCR360 project, including DSLR photos of points of origin, burn patterns, videos, audio, and pdfs.

Overlays

Overlay images, blueprints, plot plans, and floor plans into your OSCR360 project for a full view of the scene prior to the fire.

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F.A.Q.s

Here are some frequently asked questions we have heard from Fire Marshals, Fire Investigators, and Fire Departments.
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How much does OSCR360 cost?

A complete OSCR360 capture kit and (1) desktop license starts around $10k. Accessories, such as a 27ft tripod, and additional licenses are offered for an additional cost. First-in-State discounts are available. Make sure you ask us about this! Click for more on pricing.

Can I bring OSCR to a wet scene?

Yes. You regularly enter dark, wet, dangerous scenes. An add-on OSCR360 Rain Kit is available to protect the OSCR360 system in wet and dripping environments. The protective housing can easily be wiped down after use. OSCR is being used by Fire Agencies in wet environments, during chemical and biological threat incidents, meth lab investigations, MRSA scenes and more.

How quick can I take 360 degree photos?

OSCR360 works as quickly as you do. OSCR360 can take pictures as quickly as you can walk from room to room. Quickly capture your overall photos in 360 degrees in under 4 seconds.

Why is HDR important and what is it?

The OSCR360 Capture Kit allows you to take photos in HDR mode. Use HDR mode to capture charring and scaling, even in poorly lit and dark conditions, which are often present during an arson investigation. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. This setting allows you to take and view photos exactly how your eye sees the room. 

How will OSCR benefit my Department?

OSCR brings speed and ease to arson investigation and scene documentation. Quickly take overall photos in 4-10 seconds. Instead of 40-60 individual DSLR photos, take 3-4 OSCR photos to capture your scene overalls. Build your OSCR360 project with the desktop software. Embed points of interest and use OSCR projects to show context and burn patterns, use in the courtroom, and /or use for preplanning and training.

Why do I need the desktop software?

The OSCR360 software gives you the ability to walk through a space as if you were there.  It not only contains your 360 degree photography, but allows you to add in multi-media files (including blueprints, video files, audio recordings, and more). Create a fully interactive project within OSCR360 and use the final project for continuous training. You can choose to share the OSCR projects with other agencies including schools, hospitals, Police Departments, or county officials. You can even use the OSCR360 projects for joint agency training for active shooter drills and pre-fire emergency response plans.

What is the First-in-State Discount?

L-Tron is offering significant pricing discounts to agencies who are interested in being the first in your state to purchase OSCR! Contact us below to ask about this limited-time program.

Additional Fire & Arson Resources

Here are some additional resources for first responders, arson investigators and fire marshals. Read about how OSCR is assisting agencies, or about our most recent trip to the NYSIAAI conference.

[Infographic] Fire, Arson Investigation & Emergency Management Uses

See how OSCR360 teams with you for preparedness and pre incident planning, on arson scene investigations and post-incident training and review.

[Article] OSCR360 Everything to Everyone

OSCR360 is one solution that does everything. This spherical photographic solution developed into every investigator's go-to for photography documentation. Learn how Fire, Police, EMS, SWAT, campus security, and emergency mgmt planners are using OSCR360.

[Article]: Q&A What do arson investigators look for in an investigation?

OSCR Edu-Techie Carmella, sits down with her father, retired Firefighter Louis Giancursio, to uncover what investigators look for during an arson investigation. Learn how OSCR360 can help document hard-to-capture evidence.

OSCR360 Fact Sheet

Print, View or Download a 6-Page OSCR360 Fact Sheet. Get answers to some of our most common OSCR questions including what the system costs, what equipment is included, who is using OSCR360 and more.

[Infographic] How is OSCR Assisting First Responders through COVID-19?

Reduce exposure to COVID-19. Get in and out of a scene quickly. Take a 360 degree photo in under 4 seconds.  Limit First Responders on-scene. OSCR is operated by one person.  Conserve needed PPE.

[Press Release] Investigators & the OSCR360 Team Network at NYSIAAI Reception

L-Tron’s OSCR team attended the President’s Reception for the New York State Fire Investigators Association. The team met with investigators from across New York State and demo'd OSCR360 for arson investigation.

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