EDUCATION

I teach in several Colleges delivering BTEC 36. This includes tailored input into the entire syllabus.

Colleges
• The Chemistry of combustion
• Building construction and its relevance to fire spread
• Fire scene safety
• Fire Behaviour
• Fire Patterns
• Instruction on who and how to interview
• Instruction on how to record the scenes using diagrams
• Instruction on photography at a fire scene
• How to complete a report
• Creating a Court environment and introducing a trial case
• Providing information on agencies that investigate fires and the roles they play
• Providing case studies to back up all elements of the above

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Universities
Specialist lectures for Fire Investigation Masters Courses, Crime Scene Investigators Masters Courses, and Forensic Science Masters Courses including:

• Chemistry of combustion in relation to scene examination and evidence interpretation.
• Fire spread and the effects of fire on structural elements of buildings.
• Investigation into the cause and effect of building fires.
• Investigation into the cause and effect of vehicle fires.
• Explosion investigation, including differentiating between, gas, petrol, and chemical explosions.
• Evidence identification, correct recording and retrieval methods, and the recovery of evidence from all types of fire and explosion scenes.
• Examination of fatalities within a fire scene and the effects fire has on a human body.
• Recovery of evidence, from on and around victims.
• Recording of a scene by, sketch, photographic, video and the use of contemporaneous notes.
• Completing a fire investigation report.
• Presentation of findings.
• Mock court room scenarios.
• Presentation of Case Studies to cover all aspects of fire investigation.
• Real Case study notes and reports, names and locations altered, provided for students to read. Some deliberately altered to give untrue findings aimed at students writing rebuttal reports.

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