NFPA 921, 1033 and 1321 are three documents that effect the fire and explosion investigation industry as a whole. Revisions to these documents occur on a pre-determined timeframe. The Missouri Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators stays up to date on each document and their revisions. It is our goal to make sure that our members stay up to date as well. Revision cycles and public comment dates will be posted on this page when prior to the public comment time frame along with links to the NFPA's page for each document.
NFPA 921 - Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigation
NFPA 921 sets the bar for scientific-based investigation and analysis of fire and explosion incidents. Referenced in the field, in training, and in court, it is the foremost guide for rendering accurate opinions as to incident origin, cause, responsibility, and prevention. It is intended for use by both public sector employees who are responsible for fire investigation and private sector professionals who conduct investigations for insurance companies or litigation purposes. Click the link below to access NFPA 921.
NFPA 1033 - Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator
NFPA 1033 facilitates safe, accurate investigations by specifying the job performance requirements (JPRs) necessary to perform as a fire investigator in both the private and public sectors. Click the link below to access NFPA 1033.
NFPA 1321 - Standard for Fire Investigation Units
NFPA 1321 covers the minimum requirements relating to the establishment, structure, operation, and management of fire investigation units.
NFPA 1321 is currently seeking public comment until January 5, 2023. This is your chance to read the proposed document and provide your input on the current draft.