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Fire Investigation: First Responders W0770

Training Specialist

Kevin Oliver

Delivery type

2-day on-campus

Continuing education units


ACE recommendation

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in public safety administration.

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.

This 2-day course presents a basic overview of a fire investigation for the first responder. 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 for the convergence of suppression, investigation, science and law.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Course Syllabus: PDF 246KB

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

Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed required training.

Upcoming offerings

Apply online if you are interested in attending a state or national weekend program.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
March 11 - 12, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland Reid Vaughan
Director of Regional Services
Alabama Fire College
March 18 - 19, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland Dereck Baker
Training Coordinator
VA Department of Fire Programs
540-409-7397 Jamey Brads
Training Chief
VA Department of Fire Programs