Fire Cause Determination for Company Officers (R0811)

Training Specialist

Loney Nunemaker
loney.nunemaker@fema.dhs.gov
301-447-1341

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Curriculum: Arson

This 6-day course addresses the basic skills needed to conduct initial scene examinations to determine causation. 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 cause and assess the need for additional assistance if necessary. Subjects include, but are not limited to, collection and documentation of information, behavior of fire, determining area of origin, accidental and incendiary fire causes, fatal fire scene examinations, motives of the firesetter, vehicle fires, legal aspects, and securing the fire scene to preserve evidence.

Selection Criteria Company officers, command/chief officers. In addition, prospective students must meet the "VIP Program Eligibility" described on the VIP Web Page. 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 offire investigation related 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 On-Campus
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.
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

PDF, 23KB http://nfa.usfa.dhs.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0811.pdf (23KB, PDF Help)

NFPA Standards None.
Student Comments Course provided knowledge that will assist in scene security and also the ability to assist investigators as well as preparing for possible courtroom testimony...It will help me get a team started...Help to preserve the scene and help in gathering information upon arrival to every fire.

Course Schedule Information

Dates Availability Location Contact(s)
September 14 - 19, 2014 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply Apply » February 8 - 13, 2015 Vacancies Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 13 - 18, 2015 Apply on 10/15/2014 - 12/15/2014 Emmitsburg, Maryland