Free Firefighter Training: Evidence Preservation

This free firefighter training program from the Firefighters Support Foundation addresses all aspects of preserving evidence at fire, medical, and rescue scenes.

  • It describes the kinds of evidence that first responders are likely to encounter and informs them about how to preserve it for law enforcement.
  • It puts evidence preservation into the context of the job that firefighters, medics, and search and rescue personnel go to a scene to perform, which always takes first priority.
  • It provides several examples of first responders preserving evidence in cases where their action made a difference to the subsequent investigation.

This program is available in two formats. The 50+ PowerPoint slide presentation covers the material thoroughly, while the 50-minute video program is a verbal presentation of the PowerPoint material.


Please note that this 50-minute video file is large and can take 20-30 minutes to download over broadband. (If we compressed it further, the text in it would be unreadable.)

The Firefighters Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization dedicated to assisting firefighters and rescue personnel perform their jobs effectively and safely.  We also set aside a portion of our funds to aid underfunded agencies and assist families of fallen firefighters.

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