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Whilst all content is delivered within the course learners may wish to, and are encouraged to undertake additional reading. Links to useful resources can be found below:

National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) National Competency Framework for Fire Investigation:

Code of Practice for Investigators of Fires and Explosions for the Justice Systems in the UK Second Edition

Legislation - Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004:


Digital Imaging Procedure


Revised codes of conduct and practice for forensic science providers and practitioners in the criminal justice system:

Forensic science providers: codes of practice and conduct, 2020 - GOV.UK (


NFPA 921:

Please follow these instructions to view the latest version of NFPA 921. 

  • Go to

  • Sign in or create account/profile

  • Click Codes & Standards tab (upper left on page)

  • Click “List of NFPA Codes & Standards” link and enter 921 in search

  • Click NFPA 921 link, which brings you to NFPA 921 Document info page

  • Select 2021 Edition

  • Find and click the link that says “Free access to the 2021 edition online”

  • Click “I agree” (t’s & c’s)

  • Viewer app (TerraView) will give you access to entire document on line.

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