Post Blast Investigation

Post-Blast Investigation & Fire Origin & Cause

The application of  Leica Geosystems 3D laser scanning technology to post blast investigations in both secure environments and combat zones (CZ) greatly improves the quality of forensic documentation and preservation of evidence while reducing the time-on-target (ToT) for personnel. The result is an overall reduction in risk to explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians and other forensic investigators, as well as an enhancement of the information collected.  Additionally, laser scanning can also be used in an IED defeat role by both military and law enforcement EOD to provide a multi-dimensional visualization of an area or a device to support the decision making process of Counter-IED (C-IED) and Render Safe Procedure (RSP) assessments and operations.

Post-Blast Investigation & Fire Origin & Cause

  • Video: Users Conference Presentation by Dr. John DeHaan
    Dr. John DeHaan has over 40 years’ experience in fire- and explosion-related forensic science. He has authored six editions of Kirk’s Fire Investigation which is the most widely used textbook in the field. Its companion text “Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction” (co-authored with David Icove and Gerald Haynes) features an extensive treatment of Leica ScanStation lasers and their value for fire scene investigation.
  • Video: Metropolitan Police Department Case Study
    Officer Grant Greenwalt of the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department describes how the ScanStation aided investigators as they determined how several firefighters were injured at a residential structure fire.