Fire Investigation - Review of Code of Practice

 The Code of Practice for Investigators of fire and Explosions for the Criminal Justice Systems in the UK was published in April 2017. It is directed public and private  fire investigation practitioners who undertake fire scene examinations and the reporting of their subsequent findings within the UK criminal justice systems of the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland).

The Code of Practice is jointly published and endorsed by the NFCC ( referred to as CFOA in the publication) , the Institution of Fire Engineers and the UK Association of Fire Investigators. The organisations agreed that the Code of Practice would be reviewed with any updates published in a revised version around 2020. the current codr can be accessed below

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

NFCC are inviting fire and rescue staff to participate and submit proposals/comments for consideration in the review process. Staff should also consider the content of the recent update to Civil Procedure Rules

Closing date for responses is 30th September 2019 

Consultation on the review of the Fire Investigation Code of Practice- Link to online survey

Consultation on the review of the Fire Invesigation Code of Practice - Hard copy for download