Attendance is restricted to fire/police or persons having statutory authority/responsibility for investigation of fires/explosions. A letter of verification may be required. The Office of the Fire Marshal reserves the right to limit acceptance to those individuals who demonstrate an active involvement in Fire Investigations.
This course is designed to provide candidates with comprehensive knowledge, which will be useful in fire cause determination investigations and will reinforce any experience and previous training. This course will introduce knowledge and procedures outlined in NFPA 921
This course is divided into four sections:
The first section introduces the course participants to the job of the fire investigator. It covers what to expect when you work as a fire investigator and the basic information you need to have about fire and how it effects buildings;The second section of the course teaches the skills needed to become a fire investigator;The third section of the course discusses the different causes of fire, what each is, how they start and how to recognize a fire that originates from that cause; and,The fourth section of the course discusses two special cases for fire investigators, fires in vehicles and fires where there has been a fatality.