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Xavier Becerra ~ Attorney General

Intro to Ignitable Liquids and Fire Debris

Intro to Ignitable Liquids and Fire Debris


Class Code
C151
Subject Area
C-Chemistry
Class Description 

This is a 4-day class. It is a class for beginners. This class will demonstrate how to handle a case involving ignitable liquids and/or fire debris from start to finish. It will address how to get started, how to recover analyte from fire-related debris samples, how to identify common ignitable liquids using GCMS, how to process and interpret analytical data, how to form and evaluate conclusions, and how to generate a report. Practical laboratory exercises will be emphasized. Evidence storage and safety considerations will also be addressed. This course is intended for criminalists and forensic scientists employed by law enforcement or public safety agencies who currently perform or will be performing analysis of ignitable liquids and debris from fire scenes.

 

Previously Scheduled Classes

5/19/15- Los Angeles

1/7/13- Los Angeles

Instructor
Teaching Methods
Classroom lectures, group discussions, and practical laboratory exercises.
Objectives
Students will be required to isolate known and unknown flammable liquids from fire debris, characterize and classify those products, and present and defend the results in a symposium format.
Prerequisites
Students must have a working knowledge of gas chromatography and GCMS
Preparation
Review of organic nomenclature relevant to petroleum products and ignitable liquids commonly associated with fire debris. Pre-class reading material and assignments.
Materials Fee
Tuition $
Course Contact
Neda Khoshkebari, (916) 464-5599, (916) 464-0600


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