Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, 3rd Edition by John J. Lentini, focuses on the practical application of fundamental scientific principles to determine the causes of fires. The most recent advancements in the discipline are reflected in this most recent, completely revised version. An in-depth investigation is now being done to try to understand the function of ventilation in structural fires. The kind of mistakes investigators might make that result in incorrectly identifying the causes of fires are becoming better understood. Along with the scientific considerations, the legal elements of fire-related incidents are also evolving quickly, notably with regard to an investigator's qualification as an expert witness.
Intended for those who have recently entered the area of fire investigation as well as those who are studying the subject with the goal of earning professional certification. Additionally, this will be a great resource for insurance industry experts that hire fire investigators. By employing people who are not competent, insurance firms have incurred enormous losses, which have resulted in millions of dollars being spent to settle or win the litigation. The ability to distinguish between competent fire investigations and those that fall short of current standards will help insurance adjusters and investigators. This book is also intended for the numerous lawyers that handle fire litigation.