Topic: An Introduction to Fire Scene Investigation

Wednesday, 24 November 2021
10:00 am – 11:00 am (UK time)
    • Peter Morgan, Principal Forensic Investigator, EFI Global

An Introduction to Fire Scene Investigation

This webinar has been tailored to provide participants with an understanding of the basic fundamentals of fire scene investigation. The webinar will introduce the viewer to basic fire science, including the mechanisms for fire spread and fire development within a compartment. Underpinning principles fundamental to any investigation will then be discussed, including methods and techniques to support the determination of the origin and cause of a fire. Finally case studies will be provided including examples of arson and accidental fires and their investigation. The presentation is scheduled to last approximately 45 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for questions and discussion.

The webinar will be presented by Peter Morgan, who is a Principal Forensic Investigator with EFI Global. Peter is an electrical engineer who gained practical knowledge and skills over the course of a 14 - year period while employed in a variety of roles in both the oil and gas and nuclear industry. Since 2015, his work as a Forensic Engineer has led to an experience of a broad range of industrial and commercial workplaces. Practical experience has been supplemented by academic study resulting in qualifications that include a first-class BEng (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering as well as achieving a distinction in an MSc degree in Fire Scene Investigation in 2018, and more recently completing the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety in 2020. Peter is registered as a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council through the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and is also a Professional Member of the UK Association of Fire Investigators (UK-AFI) and the International Association of Arson Investigators (MIAAI).

Learning Objectives

Delegates will be able to understand the basics of:

Fire scene investigation

Fire science

Mechanisms of fire spread

Causes of fire

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