Applied Science BTEC Nationals/Forensic Fire Investigation


Edexcel recommend the following resources.


DeHaan J D — Kirk’s Fire Investigation, 5th Edition (Prentice Hall, 2002) ISBN 0130604585

DeHaan J D and Icove D J — Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction (Prentice Hall, 2004) ISBN 0130942057

Faith N — Blaze: The Forensics of Fire (St Martin’s Press, 2000) ISBN 0312261284

Noon R K — Forensic Engineering Investigation (CRC Press Inc. US, 2000) ISBN 0849309115

Quintiere J G — Principles of Fire Behaviour (Delmar, 1997) ISBN 0827377320

Redsicker D R — Practical Fire and Arson Investigation (CRC Press Inc. US, 2007) ISBN 0849321336


Fire Safety Advice Centre.

The Fire Service College.

Institution of Fire Engineers: Basic Principles of Building Construction; Fire Technology — Chemistry and Combustion; Principles of Fire Investigation.

provides resources for fire services, fire insurers, law enforcement and others whose duties involve arson investigation, fire investigation safety and fire scene training.

The Fire Protection Association is the UK’s national fire safety organisation: Safety at Scenes of Fire and Related Incidents.