|Delivery type||6-Day On-Campus|
|ACE recommendation||In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, two semester hours in fire science or arson investigation.|
|Student pre-course materials and course syllabus||
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This six-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.
|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.|