NFPA 1033 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator 2014 EditionNFPA 1033 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator 2014 Edition
Qualified investigators are the starting point of quality investigations. Use the 2014 NFPA 1033 to make sure that your personnel are up to the task.
The actions and conclusions of fire investigators can have serious ramifications from legal and economic standpoints, so it’s essential that they be fully qualified to evaluate the situation and circumstances so they can conduct complete, accurate investigations.
NFPA 1033 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, 2014 Edition identifies the minimum job performance requirements necessary to serve as a fire investigator in both the private and public sectors. It applies to all fire investigations … including outside, vehicle, and other fires that are not structural.
Topics covering the full range of investigation issues encountered on the job include:
Evidence collection and preservation
Presentation of findings
Documenting the scene
Among some of the significant changes in the 2014 edition are requirements that the investigator shall have and maintain at a minimum an up-to-date basic knowledge of requisite topics beyond the high school level, but not necessarily a post-secondary education level; and the list of knowledge criteria has been expanded to include fire protection systems; evidence documentation, collection, and preservation; and electricity and electrical systems.