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Fire Debris Analysis is Not Black Magic!
Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:45:00 PM UTC - 8:00:00 PM UTC
Duration: 1 hour(s) 15 minute(s)
The webinar will introduce those laboratory managers with fire debris analysis sections to the nuances of fire debris analysis. This is the third webinar in the ASCLD Train the Director Webinar Series.
The differences to most crime scenes and a fire scene will be discussed along with the fire’s effect on other potential evidence. The instrumentation required, the extraction procedure, the potential interferences, the analyst qualifications, and issues with interpretation and reporting will be covered.  The key references and standards necessary for training a competent fire debris analyst will be provided.

Detailed Learning Objectives:

1.	The attendee will understand the challenges faced in fire debris analysis.

2.	The attendee will understand strategies for mitigating those challenges.

3.	The attendee will be able to assess and guide the development of fire debris analysts.

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

Speaker

Carl Chasteen
Chief of Forensic Services for the Florida Division of Forensic Services forensic laboratory, the Bureau of Forensic Services.   He has managed that laboratory since 1992.  Prior to that he worked for 12 years as a forensic chemist with the State of Ohio, Division of State Fire Marshal, and Bureau of Arson Crime Laboratory.  There, he analyzed over 12,000 fire debris, explosives, and hazardous materials samples....
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