Question 1

Scientific evidence has shown that all human beings exhibit difference levels of tolerance to the influence and effects of toxic gases and other hazardous environmental elements. List the three relevant factors affecting human tolerance level concerning the inhalation of toxic fumes and gases, and briefly explain how these factors apply to fire death victims.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

Question 2

Describe the use of ignitable liquids as accelerants, giving particular details such as quantity used, patterns, and locations of choice. What might cause an investigator to think that a fire was set by an amateur? What factors could cause use of an accelerant to result in a fire failure rather than a conflagration? What should be done with the clothes worn by a suspected arsonist in an “accelerant” fire? Why?

Your response must be at least 100 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Question 3

A number of natural fibers are used in the manufacture of cloth and garments. Identify and describe five of the more commonly used natural fibers, giving detailed information regarding the origin of each fiber and how it reacts to fire. Do you agree with California’s laws concerning the use of Kapok in furniture upholstery? Why, or why not?

Your response must be at least 100 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Question 4

Fire Investigators often fall prey to single-minded focus during their investigation and tend to overlook non-fire-related physical evidence. The authors of your textbook have provided information about five such types of non-fire-related physical evidence. List each of the five, providing detailed characteristics, advantages and disadvantages (if applicable), and how finding each type can assist your investigation.

Your response must be at least 100 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Question 5

Describe the importance of smoke management within the structure as is it related to the model codes. How does this affect operational crews?

Your response should be at least 500 words in length.

Question 6

You are conducting an inspection and you identified several electrical hazards. Describe how you will address this situation, and provide the education that is needed to rectify the situation.

Your response should be at least 500 words in length.

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