The Fire and Explosion Investigation Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to the investigation, analyses and interpretation of crime scenes where arson or use of explosives is suspected.
Craig Beyler, Ph.D., Subcommittee Chair, Jensen Hughes
Philip Crombie, Jr., Subcommittee Vice Chair, Travelers Insurance
Gregory Gorbett, Ph.D., Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Eastern Kentucky University
Chris Connealy, Texas State Fire Marshal's office
Mark Goodson, Goodson Engineering
John Lentini, Scientific Fire Analysis, LLC
Jamie Lord, Jensen Hughes
David McCollam, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Melvin Robin, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
David T. Sheppard, Ph.D., ATF Fire Laboratory
Michael T. Truebenbach, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Charles "Randy" Watson, SEA Ltd.
George Wendt, Travelers Investigative Services
Chad Wissinger, Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal Forensic Laboratory
See the Research & Development Needs identified by the Fire and Explosion Investigation subcommittee.
- Under Development (still being written/edited/revised within OSAC)
- Work Product Sent to SDO (OSAC wrote/edited/revised document and introduced to SDO for development)
- SDO Published (the SDO published the document and is posted on the SDO's website)
- Entered OSAC Registry Approval Process (document is being evaluated for placement on the OSAC Registry)
NFPA 921:2017 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations (November 1, 2017)
NFPA 1033:2014 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator (December 22, 2016)
In general, the development of standards and guidelines is transitioning from the Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) to the OSAC. Some SWGs will continue to operate to provide other resources within their discipline. The existing SWG documents will remain in effect until updated documents are disseminated by the OSAC or the SWG. SWGDAM will retain the responsibility for updating the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards.
– Forensic Science Standards Board: March 2015