Seminar Title

Fire/Death Fatality Scene Investigation

Dates of Events

03/01/2022 through 03/02/2022

Last Updated: 01/18/2022
Instructor(s): Tim Yandell
Location: Sandy City Police Department - 10000 South Centennial Parkway, Sandy, UT 84070
Hotel: Best Western - 10695 S Auto Mall Drive, Sandy, UT 84070
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Tim Yandell
Tim Yandell, Captain (Retired) CFEI, CVFI Certified
Tim Yandell retired in 2004 from the Ponca City Fire Department as a Captain in fire suppression and investigations. Tim currently investigates Fire Origin and Cause of Structure and Vehicle Fires, Mechanical Failure Examinations, Evidence Preservation/Collection as well as testifying in both Criminal and Civil Litigation Cases through Yandell Fire Investigations and Consultants. He has an extensive background in automotive and heavy equipment as well as Origin and Cause Investigations on structure fire losses. Tim has authored and co-authored two fire science-training books VEHICLE FIRE/ARSON INVESTIGATION AND FIRE INVESTIGATION BASED ON NFPA 921 AND NFPA 1033. Tim lectures nationally to State and Federal Agencies as well as Insurance Companies.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Fire Death/Fatality
Scene Investigation
Tactics, Techniques, Procedures and Documentation
Based Upon NFPA® Standards

Course Objectives:
The fatality fire scene is complex requiring two separate but related investigations. The documentation of the fire scene, along with the fatality or fatalities, is important to the successful conclusion of the investigation.
An investigation requires a proper protocol along with the best accepted practices will be applied during the investigation.
This two (2) day training will address the considerations, guidelines, and procedures that will comply with the standard of care for conducting a forensic fire/explosion scene, death investigation and analysis.
Upon Successful Completion:
Attendees will have been provided the skills and knowledge to:
Describe the investigative considerations necessary to successfully identify and document the necessary documentation at the fatal scene.
Identify and describe the death investigation protocols applied during the course of the investigation.
Describe the death-related pathological and toxicological examination of fire victims. Identify and describe postmortem documentation and all applicable tests conducted. (NFPA 1033:4.4.1)
Describe and understand how the cause and manner of death are determined. (NFPA 1033:4.4.1)
Utilize proper procedures for managing victims and fatalities, given a protocol and appropriate personnel so that all evidence is discovered and preserved and the protocol procedures are followed. (NFPA 4.4.1)
Evidence collection at a fire fatality scene investigation based upon NFPA® ASTM International, E-1188 Standard Practice for Collection and Preservation of Information and Physical Items by a Technical Investigator, E1459-Standard Guide for Physical Evidence Labeling and Related Documentation Securing the deceased as potential evidence. (NFPA 1033:4.4.1)
Evaluate an injured victim for details about the fire scene. (NFPA
1033:4.4.1) Evaluate a body for details about the fire scene. (NFPA 1033:4.4.1)