Investigation plays a critical role in determining and documenting the facts of a fire or explosion. NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, is the foremost resource for individuals with responsibilities investigating and analyzing such incidents. The guide provides insight into the scientific investigation methods used to formulate fact-based opinions on incident origin, cause, responsibility, prevention, and the damage and injuries which arise in such cases.
NFPA 921 is recommended by the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), a collaborative body of more than 600 forensic science practitioners and experts, as the forensic science consensus guide for fire investigations.
Reference NFPA 921 for guidance in:
The 2021 edition marks some of the most substantial changes since the original publication of the document.
The Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations offers the most complete and relevant industry information and practices. The publication features full-color images that convey core concepts and examples to provide you with deeper insight into fundamental investigation methodologies.
Notable changes in the 2021 edition include:
Make sure you are complying with the most current NFPA 921 guidance to help support your opinions and avoid challenges to the validity of your investigations.
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