Fire Cause Determination for Company Officers (N0811)

Training Specialist

Robert Neale

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Curriculum: Arson

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 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.
Delivery Type 6-Day Off-Campus
Prerequisites ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.
ACE Recommendation In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Fire Science or Arson Investigation.
CEU's 3.6
Post-Course Requirements None.
Student Pre-Course Materials None.
NFPA Standards None.
Student 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.

Course Schedule Information

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

Victoria Clyde
Fire Training Specialist
Alaska Fire Training & Education Bureau
(907) 451-9001

Course Coordination Plan
Apply Apply » February 23 - 28, 2015 Missoula, Montana

Craig Jeppson
Training Manager
Fire Services Training School MT State University
(406) 498-5444

Course Coordination Plan
Apply Apply » March 16 - 21, 2015 Raymond, Washington

Robert P. Jones
Program Manager
WA State Patrol/Fire Protection Bureau
(425) 453-3000

Howard Scartozzi
Chief of Instruction
WA State Patrol/Fire Protection Bureau
(425) 453-3000

Course Coordination Plan
Apply Apply » April 27, 2015 - May 2, 2015 Minot, North Dakota

Robert Knuth
Training Director
(701) 516-4457

Rob Knuth
Training Director
(701) 516-4457

Course Coordination Plan