Instructional Hours: 60.00
Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to function as an entry-level fire investigator. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to apply a standardized approach to the investigation of fires or explosions in their jurisdictions. Course Description:Major topics covered in this course include determining the point of origin, burn pat¬terns, evidence collection and analysis, interviewing techniques, and court procedure and testifying. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, team-based practical exercises, and a mock-trial exercise. Successful Completion:Students must attend all classroom sessions, complete all assigned online and classroom activities and homework assignments, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final written examination. This course satisfies the professional certification requirements for Fire Investigator.
There are no prerequisites for this course. It is recommended that students be active members of a fire investigation unit.