Fire Investigation: First Responders F0770

Curriculum: Fire Investigation
Training Specialist

Keith Heckler
301-447-1380

Delivery type
2-day off-campus
Continuing education units
0.0
ACE recommendation
There is not an American Council on Education credit recommendation for this course.

This two-day course presents a basic overview of a fire investigation. Students will review the basics of fire chemistry and develop an understanding of the role of the first responder in relation to fire suppression and fire investigation. The course will stress the importance of fire scene awareness, evidence identification, preservation, and the basics of a fire investigation. Students will develop an appreciation of the convergence of suppression, investigation, science, and law.

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

None

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?
November 2 - 3, 2020 Bremerton, Washington

Howard Scartozzi
Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal
Washington State Fire Prevention Bureau
206-817-7119
howard.scartozzi@wsp.wa.gov

Nathan Post
Battalion Chief of Training and Safety
South Kitsap Fire & Rescue
360-990-3924
npost@skfr.org

Course coordination plan
December 2 - 3, 2020 Martin, Tennessee

Jason Sparks
Fire Program Director
Tennessee Fire Service & Codes Enforcement Academy
423-341-3101
jason.sparks@tn.gov

Kory Green
Training Officer
Martin Fire Department
731-587-4919
kgreen@cityofmartin.net

Course coordination plan
December 3 - 4, 2020 Johnston, Iowa

John Kraemer
Bureau Chief
Fire Service Training Bureau
515-727-3428
kraemer@dps.state.ia.us

Course coordination plan Yes
December 3 - 4, 2020 Cancelled Ames, Iowa

Jim Kenkel
Program Coordinator
Fire Service Training Bureau
515-294-6817
kenkel@dps.state.ia.us

Course coordination plan Yes
December 5 - 6, 2020 Kalispell, Montana

Rick Paulsen
Regional Manager
Montana State University - Fire Services Training School
406-381-2390
rick.paulsen@montana.edu

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

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January 14 - 15, 2021 Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Reid Vaughan
Director of Regional Services
Alabama Fire College
205-343-7414
rvaughan@alabamafirecollege.org

Rick Gregg
Training Group Supervisor
Alabama Fire College
205-391-3753
rgregg@alabamafirecollege.org

Course coordination plan Yes
January 29 - 30, 2021 Muskegon, Michigan

Dan Hammerberg
Region Coordinator
Michigan Fire Fighter Training Division
906-399-4399
hammerbergd@michigan.gov

Mark Cleveland
Fire Chief
Michigan Fire Inspector's Society
231-788-2254
mark.cleveland@mcd911.net

Course coordination plan
February 6 - 7, 2021 Concord, New Hampshire

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

Scott Doherty
Bureau Chief
New Hampshire Fire Academy
603-223-4200
scott.doherty@dos.nh.gov

Course coordination plan
February 8 - 9, 2021 Cancelled Anchor Point, Alaska

Sara Garcia
Fire Training Specialist/Statewide Training Coordinator
State of AK, Bureau of Fire Accreditation, Standards, and Training
907-334-0894
sara.garcia@alaska.gov

Virginia Lauer-McMichael
Fire Training Specialist/Public Education Coordinator
State of AK, Bureau of Fire Accreditation, Standards, and Training
907-269-5481
virginia.lauer-mcmichael@alaska.gov

Jon Marsh
Deputy Chief
Anchor Point Fire & EMS
907-235-6700
jmarsh@kpb.us

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February 13 - 14, 2021 Anchor Point, Alaska

Sara Garcia
Fire Training Specialist/Statewide Training Coordinator
State of AK, Bureau of Fire Accreditation, Standards, and Training
907-334-0894
sara.garcia@alaska.gov

Virginia Lauer-McMichael
Fire Training Specialist/Public Education Coordinator
State of AK, Bureau of Fire Accreditation, Standards, and Training
907-269-5481
virginia.lauer-mcmichael@alaska.gov

Jon Marsh
Deputy Chief
Anchor Point Fire & EMS
907-235-6700
jmarsh@kpb.us

Course coordination plan
February 18 - 19, 2021 Columbia, South Carolina

Mike Dunlap
Education Specialist, NFA Coordinator
South Carolina Fire Academy
803-896-9842
mike.dunlap@llr.sc.gov

Bonita Watters
Curriculum Manager
South Carolina Fire Academy
803-896-4074
bonita.watters@llr.sc.gov

Course coordination plan
February 21 - 22, 2021 Marshall, Minnesota

Jacob Lindquist
Deputy State Fire Marshal
Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division
651-413-5973
jacob.lindquist@state.mn.us

Jasmine DeSmet
Director
Merit Center
507-337-6163
jasmine.desmet@ci.marshall.mn.us

Course coordination plan
February 22 - 23, 2021 Forsyth, Georgia

Ike McConnell
Director
GPSTC
478-993-4670
imcconnell@gpstc.org

Jorge O Roque
PST III
GPSTC
478-993-4684
jroque@gpstc.org

Course coordination plan Yes
February 27 - 28, 2021 Randolph, Vermont

Jessica Pomainville
Administrative Services Coordinator
Vermont Fire Academy
802-483-2755
jessica.pomainville@vermont.gov

Michael Skaza
Program Training Coordinator
Vermont Fire Academy
802-483-2754
michael.skaza@vermont.gov

Course coordination plan
February 27 - 28, 2021 Owensboro, Kentucky

Jimmy VanCleve
Coordinatpr
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 2 - 3, 2021 Pascagoula, Mississippi

David Pitts
Instructor Advanced
Mississippi State Fire Academy
601-932-2444
dpitts@msfa.ms.gov

Jon Hyatt
Chief of Training
Pascagoula Fire Department
228-990-7279
jhyatt@cityofpascagoula.com

Course coordination plan
April 21 - 22, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Rebecca Trapani
Deputy Chief
Missouri Division of Fire Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal
573-522-2426
becky.trapani@dfs.dps.mo.gov

Course coordination plan Yes
April 24 - 25, 2021 Milan, New Mexico

Ross Johnson
NFA Course Coordinator
New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy
505-795-2349
ross.johnson@state.nm.us

Joseph DeSoto
Fire Chief
Milan Fire Department
505-290-7719
jcpdesoto@msn.com

Course coordination plan
May 6 - 7, 2021 Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Mark Waters
Program Planner
Connecticut Fire Academy
860-627-6363
mark.waters@ct.gov

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June 17 - 18, 2021 Honolulu, Hawaii

Gary Lum
Administrative Specialist II
Hawaii State Fire Council
808-723-7169
glum@honolulu.gov

Barney P. Hanson
Fire Fighter III, Training and Research Bureau Administrative Section
Honolulu Fire Department
808-723-7038
bhanson1@honolulu.gov

Course coordination plan
June 26 - 27, 2021 McCarran, Nevada

Tom Martinez
Training Officer II
Nevada Fire Marshal Division
775-684-7529
tmartinez@dps.state.nv.us

Jeremy Loncar
Battalion Chief
Storey County Fire Protection District
775-847-0954
jloncar@storeycounty.org

Course coordination plan
June 29 - 30, 2021 Atoka, Tennessee

Jason Sparks
Fire Service Program Director
Tennessee Fire Service & Codes Enforcement Academy
423-341-3101
jason.sparks@tn.gov

Ben Wexler
Fire Service Program Supervisor
Tennessee Fire Service & Codes Enforcement Academy
931-434-7000
ben.wexler@tn.gov

Bill Scott
Lieutenant
Atoka Fire Department
901-331-2099
bscott@townofatoka.com

Course coordination plan
July 14 - 15, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Rebecca Trapani
Deputy Chief
Missouri Division of Fire Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal
573-522-2426
becky.trapani@dfs.dps.mo.gov

Course coordination plan Yes
August 14 - 15, 2021 Fremont, Nebraska

Alan Joos
Chief
Nebraska State Fire Marshal - Training Division
308-385-6892
alan.joos@nebraska.gov

Darin Lintner
Training Specialist
Nebraska State Fire Marshal - Training Division
308-385-6892
darin.lintner@nebraska.gov

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August 20 - 21, 2021 Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

Daniel Copeland
Emergency Response Instructor
Louisiana State University Fire & Emergency Training Institute
318-451-3181
dcopeland@lsu.edu

David Douget
Training Officer
Saint Martin Parish Fire District Training Center
337-332-1314
ddouget@stmartinparish.net

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August 25 - 26, 2021 Bloomington, Indiana

Zach Westfall
Field Program Manager
Indiana Department of Homeland Security - Fire Academy
317-464-0965
zwestfall@dhs.in.gov

Tinia Daffron
Training Chief
Bloomington Fire Department
812-349-3896
daffrota@bloomington.in.gov

Course coordination plan
August 31, 2021 - September 1, 2021 Plainfield, Indiana

Zach Westfall
Program Manager
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
317-464-0965
zwestfall@dhs.in.gov

Course coordination plan
September 25 - 26, 2021 Bangor, Maine

James A Graves
Director
Maine Fire Service Institute
207-844-2078
jgraves@smccme.edu

James Roy
Deputy Director
Maine Fire Service Institute
207-844-2076
jroy2@smccme.edu

Elizabeth Doyle
Fire Science Chair Person
Eastern Maine Community College
207-974-4610
edoyle@emcc.edu

Course coordination plan