The CD-ROM based interactive Fire Investigation training tool -
interFIRE VR has been released.

The interFIRE product was the result of a partnership between the NFPA, ATF, US Fire Administration and American Re-Insurance.

Complimentary copies of interFIRE are to be distributed to:

Law Enforcement: ATF will be distributing copies to local and state agencies through their field offices.

Insurance: American Re-Insurance will be distributing copies throughout the insurance industry.

Fire Service: The US Fire Administration will be handling the distribution to the fire service.

Individuals can order their copy of interFIRE by completing an order form on the website. The cost for the 2 CD set is only $9.95. This covers the duplication and distribution costs.

Further details on how to obtain your copy of interFIRE can be found at:

This training program allows the investigator to investigate a fire in virtual reality on his/her computer. The program tracks the investigation's progress as you take photos, sample evidence, interview witnesses, all on your PC.

The program also contains a Tutorial section that is divided into several topics from developing a fire investigations team right through preparing for a court case.

The Resource Section of the program contains hundreds of informational references on fire investigation and related topics.

Please contact me with any further questions or go to the interFIRE website.

RF Duval, Senior Fire Investigator
NFPA Fire Investigations Unit