Explosions and Haz Mat incidents are low-frequency, high-risk events for a fire investigator.
- Imagine you are a local municipal fire investigator. You respond to a vehicle that explodes while parked in front of the town hall. You suspect a criminal act. Name three other investigative agencies you would request to assist your investigation and state why you would call them.
- During an investigation, you find that a 10-year-old boy was building small soda bottle bombs from videos he found on YouTube. Do you consider this a criminal act? Should they be treated as a terrorist? Why or why not?
- Think of your hometown. What are four specific occupancies that may have large amounts of hazardous materials stored in them? These may be residences, businesses, or government buildings.