Author Cliff Munson's new book, Courtroom Testimony for Emergency Responders, will help first responders prepare for court appearances in criminal trials. Capt. Munson takes readers step-by-step through documenting the fire scene to dealing with arson victims in the aftermath of trial.
Written from an arson investigator's perspective, the book offers tips and strategies for a successful courtroom appearance that can be used by anyone faced with the daunting task of testifying in a criminal trial—firefighters, fire investigators, EMS personnel, police officers, and private investigators.
- Foreword by Battalion Chief (ret.) Reid Bingham
- Where do I start?
- Nothing is complete until the paperwork is done
- Case law and NFPA 921
- The participants in a trial
- Preparing for trial
- Warrants and subpoenas
- Your day in court
- Twenty-five miles from home with a briefcase
- The aftermath