Audit

General Information
Date of the incident
Exact time and date of investigation
Take a photo of the object, structure or area that was burned

Describe physical characteristics of what was burned. Give dimensions when possible and detailed descriptions.

Take photo of the surrounding

Describe main streets and access to building or property. Also, weather conditions when applicable.

Who requested the response?

Who was dispatched to investigate?

Investigation

Establish a fire cause

Fire caused by accident

Who discovered the fire?

Where did the fire start?

Describe fire/s type (e.g electrical fire, fire from cooking, fire from combustible materials)

Describe problems that may have contributed to the fire

Are there witnesses?

Interview witnesses and write their statements here

Witness
Name of Witness

Details of the incident

Who extinguished the fire?

Are there victims?

How many were injured?

How many died?

List names and state condition of the victims

Fire caused by crime

Who discovered the fire?

Where did the fire start?

Describe fire/s type (e.g electrical fire, fire from cooking, fire from combustible materials)

Who are the suspect/s

Describe the incendiary cause. This should be based solely from investigator observations. 1. How did the suspect arrive? 2. Why was the crime committed? 3. What are the materials used to start the fire?

Provide photo of physical evidence of incendiary

Write a negative corpus delicti through methodical elimination of all accidental, natural, and mechanical causes.

Are there witnesses?

Interview witnesses and write their statements here

Witness

Details of the incident

Name of Witness

Who extinguished the fire?

Are there victims?

How many were injured?

How many died?

List names and state condition of the victims

Record all legal statutes broken

Recommendation

State the recommendations from the investigative team in relation to the fire itself

Documentation
Take photos of the physical damages caused by fire and other important details
Completion
Duly Approved by a Certified Fire Investigator (Name and Signature)
Name and Signature of the Documentor
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.