Fire Investigation: First Responders F0379

Curriculum: Fire Investigation
Training Specialist

Lester Rich
301-447-1209

Delivery type
2-Day Off-Campus
Continuing education units
0.0
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire investigation or fire prevention.

This course is designed specifically to provide a clear definition of the role of first responders in fire investigation and provide essential knowledge to enable them to recognize the potential of intentionally set fires, preservation and protection of evidence, and proper reporting of information to appropriate officials. By strengthening the partnership between first responders and investigators, the chances for successfully solving arson-related crimes will increase.

Course topics includes:

  • Fire behavior.
  • Critical observations of the first responder.
  • Fire causes.
  • Scene security and evidence preservation.
  • Legal considerations.
  • Documentation of findings.

This course is designed for all fire and emergency services personnel who might conduct preliminary investigations into the origin and cause of fires.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

Selection criteria

Fire and emergency services personnel who respond to fires or might conduct preliminary investigations into the origin and cause of fires.

Prerequisites

Interested students are encouraged to complete “Initial Fire Investigation for First Responders” (Q0379), available through NFA Online prior to participating in this classroom-based course.

Post-course requirements

None

Upcoming offerings

Submit FEMA Form 119-25-2 to the contact(s) listed below for the course offering you are interested in attending.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
February 23 - 24, 2019 Owensboro, Kentucky

Jimmy VanCleve
Coordinator
State Fire Rescue Training
270-314-1050
jimmy.vancleve@kctcs.edu

Marc Rudder
Director
State Fire Rescue Training
859-256-3189
marc.rudder@kctcs.edu

Course coordination plan
March 9 - 10, 2019 Concord, New Hampshire

Scott Cathy
Captain
New Hampshire Fire Academy
603-223-4223
scott.cathy@dos.nh.gov

Course coordination plan
April 11 - 12, 2019 Forsyth, Georgia

Ike McConnell
Director
Georgia Public Safety Training Center - Fire Academy Division
478-993-4670
imcconnell@gpstc.org

Jorge Roque
PSTIII/ NFA Coordinator
Georgia Public Safety Training Center - Fire Academy Division
478-993-4684
jroque@gpstc.org

Course coordination plan
June 22 - 23, 2019 Great Falls, Montana

Doug Lobaugh
Regional Manager
Montana State University-Fire Services Training School
406-750-6046
doug.lobaugh@montana.edu

Holly Harris
Public Education Coordinator
Montana State University-Fire Services Training School
406-771-4439
holly.harris@montana.edu

Course coordination plan

Student comments

Helped me grow and understand fire investigation at a higher level.