• Sep 30, 2024 - Sep 30, 2024
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Criminal Justice Institute

The Fatal Fire Investigation Training Course provides a scientific approach for Law Enforcement and Fire Investigators to understand how the human body burns in different types of fire scenes (structures, vehicles, confined space, and outdoors). Training is derived from over a decade of experimental burn research with human cadavers in a variety of fire environments that are routinely encountered in forensic casework. The heat-related changes of the human body (burn damage and pugilistic positioning) are presented along with the types of physical evidence that survives for investigators at the fatal fire scene.