WEEK VII (5)
For this assignment, you will be given a scenario and must prepare a final fire investigation report summarizing your investigation findings and conclusions in a methodical manner. You should incorporate the knowledge you have gained thus far in this course to ensure your approach is scientific and addresses the requirements of a thorough fire investigation. The details for the incident as well as photographic evidence from the fire scene can be accessed by clicking here. As you will see in the document, the report requires you to provide a sufficient narrative and address, at a minimum, the following topics in your report: origin of fire (locations and fuels); combustion properties and extent of damage, from the sources to final points of ignition; causation (according to NFPA classifications); evidence; and estimated value of overall loss (for insurance company report). Note: All the missing values in this project should be simulated and based on values known or found from publications or Internet research. They should be as real-world as possible in order to reflect a real case scenario. You may use a standardized fire report template from your own workplace, or you may simply follow the outline in the document to create your narrative and report all findings. Your fire investigation report should summarize your findings and conclusions in a logical and organized manner. You should describe the process that you use as you document the evidence. Assume this is a fire report that may later be used in a criminal investigation or prosecution. Remember, details, proper procedure, evidence, and referencing of relevant science may make or break the case. Your fire investigation report should be a minimum of two pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. External sources used in your report should be properly cited, and the references should be formatted in APA style.