The ultimate goal of a fire investigator is to determine the fire’s origin and cause. The “point of origin” is the precise location where a fire was ignited, and the “cause” refers to the exact source(s) of the flame. Causation forensics, or the science behind determining the where, how and why a fire occurred, is important for many reasons. Discover more here:
The L-Tron team will attend the upcoming International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) 74th International Training Conference (ITC) from April 25-27th at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, North Carolina. The OSCR360 system for fire investigation, evidence organization, and case presentation will be on-site for demonstrations and for attendees to use.
Arson cases can be difficult to investigate and prosecute. An arson conviction requires a thorough investigation of the fire scene, meticulous scene documentation and evidence collection, follow-up on all interviews/leads, and a strong courtroom presentation. Discover four factors that can contribute to winning an arson conviction.
Upon arrival to a fire scene, a fire investigator must immediately assess the situation and begin a systematic and deliberate investigation – particularly if there is a possibility that the fire was intentional. If an arson case is to have any chance of being successfully prosecuted down the road, every “i” must be dotted and every “t” crossed during the investigation. When arson is suspected, the investigator is ultimately responsible for identifying and collecting evidence to support proof of incendiarism, proof of opportunity, proof of motive and connecting the evidence.
L-Tron will attend the President’s Reception and NYSIAAI Seminar (New York State Fire Investigators Association) at the Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, NY on November 6, 2019. The reception, awards ceremony, and cocktail hour, which is scheduled take place at 4:30 pm, is part of a three-day arson conference for fire investigators
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.
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 …