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Fire Debris Analysis is Not Black Magic! - Archival
The webinar introduced those laboratory managers with fire debris analysis sections to the nuances of fire debris analysis. This was the third webinar in the ASCLD Train the Director Webinar Series.
Original Live Webinar took place on 02/07/2019

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.

This webinar was recorded in its entirety at the time of the Live event in order to capture the one on one interaction with the presenter. Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.


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....