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The genesis of this piece comes from a trend the authors have observed in three separate but related areas, which the authors believe are converging into a perfect storm for fire investigators. These are: 1) the ongoing movement by courts across the nation to scrutinize more closely the reliability of expert testimony, 2) a growing apprehension about wrongful convictions stemming from faulty forensic evidence and problems in fire investigations, culminating in the revolutionary 2009 report published by the National Academy of Sciences, and; 3) the continuing development of industry standards that are raising the bar for fire investigators. Part I describes each of these forces, and then Part II demonstrates how together they are creating a mounting pressure on fire investigation experts to defend their qualifications and the reliability of their opinions in court, particularly insofar as analyzing the fire scene and interpreting fire patterns is concerned.
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This FISC Bulletin Board highlights the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) standards identified in NFPA 921, 2008 edition. Readers should refer to the most recent edition of NFPA 921 for more recent editions of the relevant standards. Although readers need to update this article, it provides some good background information about the ABYC and its history.
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Results of ATF's examination of the flame jetting phenomenon that can occur when fumes from a container come in contact with an open flame that then travels up the fumes and ignites the flammable liquid in the container.
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Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper Series Research Paper No. 15-41
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This report provides a survey of the recent literature on flammable mists and pulls together information that will be useful in developing a HAC methodology for explosive mist atmospheres. It focuses on the three fundamental issues: mist flammability, mist generation and mitigation measures.
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This FISC Bulletin Board, written in 2005 by FISC member, Ross Brogan, who was at the time an Inspector with the New South Wales Fire Brigades, Australia, concerns the approach to fire investigation standards, qualifications, and training employed in Australia and New Zealand.
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SP Fire Research is active in research, Fire Safety Engineering, support to national and international legislation, off-shore safety, risk analysis, testing, certification, inspection and so on. This issue contains articles on Battery Systems, Fire testing of materials and Fire Investigation Methodology.
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