10 March 2016 – Principles of Fire Investigation

An excellent turn out came to hear Martin, M6SCI speak about fire
investigating. Matters such as their right to investigate and legal
obligations were discussed.

Martin explained how the seat of a fire could be identified and described the results from a smouldering or flame fire. Smoke and silhouette patterns were analysed.

Some actual case studies were examined and the indentifying features were examined . Martin pointed out that most situations were not as usually seen on forensic TV shows!