Fire Cause Determination for Company Officers N0811

Arson
Delivery type 6-Day Off-Campus
ACE recommendation In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Fire Science or Arson Investigation.
CEU’s 3.6
Training Specialist

Robert Neale
robert.neale@fema.dhs.gov
301-447-1209

Upcoming offerings

January 25 - 30, 2015 | February 23 - 28, 2015 | March 16 - 21, 2015 | View more

Course description

This 6-day course addresses the basic skills needed to conduct initial fire cause determinations. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be better prepared to make observations and gather information that will assist in identifying area(s) of origin, and assess the need for additional assistance to accurately determine the cause of a fire. Subjects include, but are not limited to, behavior of fire, determining area of origin, accidental and incendiary fire cause determination, fire scene examinations, motives of the firesetter, vehicle fires, legal aspects (court testimony), and handling/ preservation of evidence.

Selection criteria

Company officers, command/chief officers whose departments do not have a formalized fire investigation unit or responsibility. Applicants can access the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) Distance Learning Network at www.cfitrainer.net. CFI Trainer is an on-line training resource that provides free fire/arson investigation-related training for fire service, law enforcement and insurance personnel interested in furthering their knowledge and understanding of a wide range of topics. These training modules complement many of the concepts that are fundamental to the goals, objectives and learning outcomes of the courses offered in the Fire/Arson and Explosion Investigation curriculum at the National Fire Academy.

Prerequisites

ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at www.nfaonline.dhs.gov. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
Apply January 25 - 30, 2015 Fairbanks, Alaska

Victoria Clyde
Fire Training Specialist
Alaska Fire Training & Education Bureau
(907) 451-9001
victoria.clyde@alaska.gov

Course coordination plan
Apply February 23 - 28, 2015 Missoula, Montana

Craig Jeppson
Training Manager
Fire Services Training School MT State University
(406) 498-5444
cjeppson911@msn.com

Course coordination plan
Apply March 16 - 21, 2015 Raymond, Washington

Robert P. Jones
Program Manager
WA State Patrol/Fire Protection Bureau
(425) 453-3000
bob.jones@wsp.wa.gov

Howard Scartozzi
Chief of Instruction
WA State Patrol/Fire Protection Bureau
(425) 453-3000
howard.scartozzi@wsp.wa.gov

Course coordination plan
Apply April 27, 2015 - May 2, 2015 Minot, North Dakota

Robert Knuth
Training Director
NDFA
(701) 516-4457
Rob@ndfa.net

Rob Knuth
Training Director
NDFA
(701) 516-4457
rob@ndfa.net

Course coordination plan
Post-course requirements None.
Comments To know if it was accidental or arson...I have a better understanding of fire origin and cause...Information given will help with reports and records...It will help to give accurate information to our State Fire Marshal.
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