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The 2015 National Fire Service Research Agenda Symposium (RAS) was held November 15-18, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. Firefighter Life Safety Initiative #7 calls for the creation and maintenance of a fire service research agenda. To that end, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has previously hosted two research agenda symposiums in 2005 and 2011. Recommendation 30 Assess the impact of current fire dynamics research on the health of fire investigators.
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This study focused on the direct reading of gases present during overhaul, measurement of these gases over an extended period of time in comparison to CO, and on the compilation of data to support and continue the understanding of post-fire event airborne hazards to firefighters and fire investigators.
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On the 27th November 2013, the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) hosted a round table event designed to bring together colleagues and stakeholders with the aim of producing a Road Map toward the reduction of fires and mitigation of their impacts regarding incidents at Waste Management and Recycling Centres. CFOA would like to formally thank all those individuals and organisations who either attended the event or contributed towards its production.
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This is the final report of an innovative two-year project that was delivered by Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (UK) in partnership with Northumbria Police (UK) and Laboratoire Central de la Préfecture de Police (Paris, France). The project was delivered between January 2007 and December 2008 and was titled: “European Exchange of Best Practice in Arson Prevention and Investigation”1. The project activities were co-funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Environment under the 2006 Call for Proposals in Civil Protection.
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This report has concentrated on overheated cut out fuses within the service head of a premises’ electrical intake, however, the issue of localised resistance heating also affects meters and consumer units, as well as other general electrical connections in an electrical installation.
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Deliberate fire-raising, or arson as it is commonly referred to in England and Wales, is a serious threat to all premises, be they residential, commercial or industrial. It is a problem that is not new, but one that has grown since the 1950s to the extent that over 40% of all fires in industry and commerce and over 20% of fires in residential properties are now lit deliberately. Because of the magnitude of the problem, it is often overlooked that many measures can be introduced to deter fire-raising at little cost to a business.
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This guidance has been developed for organisations requiring their staff to undertake Fire Investigations anywhere within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Previously investigations have been split into three separate levels, however it is felt that whilst the competencies required for the first level are different, the competencies required for the second and third level are actually the same.
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