Fire investigator--delegates' points of view.

Following essential feedback we have been improving the Fire Investigator Course offered at the FSC. The programme involves a two-week mix of theory, delivered by forensic scientists, forensic pathologists, legal experts and investigation practitioners, with practical investigation of real fires. Managed by the FSC and the National Training Centre for Scientific Support to Crime Investigation, part of the Centrex Police Training organisation, it provides delegates from the Police and F&RS with an insight into fire investigation from both perspectives.

Helen Mason, Senior Fire Investigation Dog Handler at West Midlands F&RS, has the job of attending the scene of a fire with her dog Ben, to establish or eliminate the use of an accelerant. …

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