Fire Service Improvement Tied to Rules of Evidence

Coleman, Ronny J.
February 2006
Fire Chief;Feb2006, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p30
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The article discusses the need for fire departments in the United States to improve their fire service reports and information gathering activities. Fire service evidence and information are used by city administrators in their arson investigations and budget justifications. Fire departments are expected to submit annual reports to the National Fire Incident Reporting System.


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