Fire Investigation: First Responder W0770

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.
Curriculum: Fire Investigation
Training Specialist

Lester Rich

Delivery type
2-Day On-Campus
Continuing education units
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 enhanced understanding with respect 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.

Selection criteria

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



Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Virginia and North Carolina: Submit FEMA Form 119-25-2 to the contact(s) listed below for the course offering you are interested in attending. All other states: Apply online.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
November 23 - 24, 2019 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Kim Williams
Deputy Director

Course coordination plan
NEW April 25 - 26, 2020 Vacancies Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 18 - 19, 2020 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Jimmy VanCleve
KY Fire Commission/State Fire Rescue Training

Course coordination plan