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Fire Investigation: First Responders S0770

This online-instructor led (live) delivery is presented live via ZOOM for 2 consecutive days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST (see course description below). Students must have the technical capability to use ZOOM.
Curriculum: Fire Investigation
Training Specialist

Kevin Oliver

Delivery type
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in public safety administration.

This online-instructor led (live) delivery is presented live via ZOOM for 2 consecutive days:

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. EST - November 22-23, 2021; December 2-3, 2021; January 31-February 1, 2022; March 3-4, 2022
  • 11 a.m.-5 p.m. EST - November 29-30, 2021; February 7-8, 2022; February 28-March 1, 2022

This 2-day course covers a basic overview of a fire investigation for the first responder. Students will participate in a live lecture that 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.

This course also stresses 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.

Students must have the technical capability to use ZOOM.

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Upcoming offerings

September 25 - 26, 2021

November 22 - 23, 2021

November 29 - 30, 2021

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Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 71KB
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Selection criteria

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


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.

Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
Apply September 25 - 26, 2021 Immediate vacancy
Apply November 22 - 23, 2021 Vacancies
Apply November 29 - 30, 2021 Vacancies
Apply December 2 - 3, 2021 Vacancies
Apply January 31, 2022 - February 1, 2022 Vacancies
Apply February 7 - 8, 2022 Vacancies
Apply February 28, 2022 - March 1, 2022 Vacancies
Apply March 3 - 4, 2022 Vacancies