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Advancing Fire Scene Investigations with Field Portable Technologies

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3 Detailed Learning Objectives

  • Describe the application and limitations of field portable GC/MS technology used at the fire scene. 
  • Describe the application and limitations of photoionization detector (PID) technology in support of fire/arson investigations. 
  • Assess the impact of the fire/arson investigator having accurate GC/MS data while still at the fire scene.


  • John D. DeHaan, Ph.D. - Fire-Ex Forensics, Inc.
  • Douglas Byron - FAST Inc. 
  • David Matthew M.A. - Research Coordinator
  • Rick Jones - Forensic Investigations Group

Date Created: March 16, 2021