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April 19, 2011

Fire Investigation Tool Decontamination

Fire Investigator Brent Burke writes about the steps taken by the Thornton, CO, Fire Department after an investigator was asked about the tool decontamination process by an attorney while in the courtroom. Burke details the process that the fire department went through to keep tools free of any contaminants after an investigation is completed. Look for “Decontaminating Fire Investigation Tools” on May 30 where you can also download the department’s SOG.

Webcast: Large Area Search

Captain Michael M. Dugan shares his experiences in searching for life and hidden fire in large open areas in the June Webcast. The live event takes place June 14 and attendees can ask the presentation questions and shares ideas and tactics. Registration opens on May 16 at: and the program is sponsored by: Wins Social Media Award was awarded BtoB Magazine's 2011 Social Media Marketing Award for its use of Facebook. “ is keenly focused on the needs of this dedicated group of professionals,” the publication announced. You can view's Facebook page at:

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