SOP 17 Fire Investigation Porocedures

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SOP 17 Fire Investigation Porocedures
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  1. SOP 17?
    Fire Investigation Procedures.
  2. Define Category 1 Investigation?
    • Conducted by FAO at all accidental fires where MFS/SAPOL Fire Investigation Team is not attending.
    • Consists of a Primary and Secondary Investigation.
  3. Define Category 2 Investigation?
    • Conducted by FAO at suspicious building fires where Fire Investigation Team is not attending.
    • Consists of a Primary Investigation and after consultation with SAPOL, a Secondary Investigation.
  4. Define Category 3 Investigation?
    Joint investigation by MFS and SAPOL at all building fires where there is extensive damage or serious injury/fatality.
  5. Define serious injury relating to FCI?
    Fire related injury that requires civilian or firefighter to be admitted to hospital.
  6. Who is the lead agency for investigating a deliberate/serious injury fire?
    SAPOL.
  7. Who is the lead agency for accidental/undetermined fires?
    MFS.
  8. What are the criteria for Fire Investigation Officer attendance/notification? 7 points.
    • 2nd alarm A or B risk.
    • Request of SAPOL.
    • Request of CFS.
    • Request of MFS IC.
    • Where damage to building and contents exceeds $30,000.
    • All fires where Fatality/Serious Injury occurs.
    • At request of Chief Officer.
  9. What is the FAO FCI procedure at all fires? 7 points.
    • Retain any info taken at scene for legal proceedings.
    • Conduct Primary investigation.
    • If not suspicious conduct Secondary investigation.
    • If cause appears suspicious have SAPOL request CSI.
    • If fire caused by electrical appliance/equipment notify FCI section with SP134.
    • If fire caused by faulty installation, bad work practice or other preventable action, notify FCI Section during normal business hours.
    • Record all details in AIRS.
  10. What is the FAO FCI procedure where Fire Investigation Team is attending? 6 points.
    • Conduct Primary investigation.
    • Secure premises.
    • Obtain info from owner/occupier, bystanders, FF and anyone else.
    • Establish whether premises were secure and account for all MFS forced entry damage.
    • Remain in attendance.
    • Complete FAO Info form.
  11. Primary Investigation?
    • Preserve Scene.
    • Interview Witnesses.
    • Exterior Examination.
    • Interior Examination.
  12. What should be looked for during the Exterior examination of a primary investigation? 4 points.
    • Fuel loads.
    • Security Breach.
    • Anything unusual or suspicious.
    • Area of most and least damage.
  13. What should be looked for during the Interior examination of a primary investigation? 7 points.
    • Enter at area of least damage.
    • Work towards area of most damage.
    • Identify fuel loads and account for damage.
    • Locate lowest burns.
    • Observe V patterns on vertical surfaces.
    • Observe overhead damage.
    • In low fire load area, lowest point of burning below most overhead damage may be precise point of origin.
  14. Define Secondary Investigation?
    Confirming possible/probable cause of non-suspicious fires by conducting any necessary overhaul in the area of origin in an attempt to identify the source of ignition, fuel ignited and circumstances.

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