NFPA 921: Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations
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What is NFPA 921?
NFPA 921: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. This document is designed to assist individuals who are charged with the responsibility of investigating and analyzing fire and explosion incidents and rendering opinions as to the origin, cause, responsibility, or prevention of such incidents, and the damage and injuries which arise from such incidents.
NFPA 921 sets the bar for scientific-based investigation and analysis of fire and explosion incidents. Referenced in the field, in training, and in court, it is the foremost guide for rendering accurate opinions as to incident origin, cause, responsibility, and prevention. It is intended for use by both public sector employees who are responsible for fire investigation and private sector professionals who conduct investigations for insurance companies or litigation purposes. Official document scope
What does NFPA 921 address?
All aspects of fire and explosion investigation are covered from basic methodology to collecting evidence to failure analysis. Guidelines apply to all types of incidents from residential fires and motor vehicle fires to management of complex investigations such as high-rise fires and industrial plant explosions.Table Of Contents.
NFPA 921, 2014 Edition: Archived Revision Information
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NOTE: Due to an inadvertent technical error Chapter 22 was published as a duplicate of Chapter 21. The document will be renumbered during final publication to correct the error.
Second Draft Meeting Notices (previously ROC Meeting Notices)
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