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Electrical Safety NFPA 70E

This white paper explains the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 70E Standard and how it provides improved safety procedures for workers

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Ignitable Liquids on Clothing

This white paper presents a series of experiments that test how long ignitable liquids can reside on clothing. The data revealed aid fire investigators during arson investigations.

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Application of Xray Technology in Forensics

This white paper explains the use of x-ray technology in the field of forensics and includes sample x-ray images.

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Radon Zones in Florida

This white paper discusses elevated radon zones in Florida and other areas in the U.S. and the associated health risks, and explains various radon mitigation strategies.

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Electrical Causes to Fires and Methodology

This white paper explains how most fires are electrically caused, and the importance of following a solid methodology during an investigation.

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Failure of a Boom Truck

This white paper presents an anlysis and evaluation of the root causes of an unexpected failure of the telescopic aluminum boom of a Boom Truck, commonly referred to as "cherry picker."

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E85: The New Fuel in Town

This white paper presents E85, an ethanol fuel blend, when used as an accelerant and what it means to fire investigators during a scene investigation.

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Aerial Lift Accidents

This white paper explores how to prevent and how to respond to aerial lift accidents.

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Wildfire Damage Claims: Soot and Char Testing Methods

This white paper explores the hidden costs that linger long after a wildfire is extinguished, and how appropriate laboratory testing can give the adjuster hard evidence to handle such claims promptly and in good faith.

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Matchless Fire Starters and Arson Cases

This white paper discusses how uncommon ignition sources, such as matchless fire starters, can present unique challenges in the fire investigation process, and often require a different level of chemical analysis. A reminder to all that we must remain vigilant when using seasonal fire-assistance items.

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6 Things to Know About Environmental Due Diligence

Every lending transaction requires different perspectives when evaluating environmental risk.  To ensure the right parties make informed lending decisions and are compliant with applicable regulations, it is critical to incorporate six important steps in any environmental due diligence transaction.

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Working Like a Dog: The Effect of Fire Fighting Foams on Canine Arson Investigations

Foaming agents and bioremediation additives are now increasingly used in fire suppression. Though helpful, their use raises the question of what effect they may have on the detection and identification of ignitanle liquid residues (ILR).

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