Courtroom Testimony for Emergency Responders


Author Cliff Munson’s 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
  • Introduction
  • 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


Item #: 1593703233