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Fire Investigation: First Responders S0770

Training Specialist


Kevin Oliver
301-447-1613

Delivery type


Online - Instructor Led (Live)

Continuing education units


1.4

ACE recommendation


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

This online, instructor-led (live) delivery is presented live via ZOOM for 2 consecutive days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. OR 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern). Students must have the technical capability to use ZOOM.

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 the fire scene awareness, evidence identification, preservation and the basics of fire chemistry. Students will develop an appreciation for the convergence of suppression, investigation, science and law. 

This online, instructor-led (live) delivery is presented live via ZOOM for 2 consecutive days. Students must have the technical capability to use ZOOM.

No more than five (5) applications from the same agency will be accepted for an individual offering.   

Apply online

Upcoming offerings

  • March 11 - 12, 2024
  • April 8 - 9, 2024
  • May 13 - 14, 2024
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Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Instructions to download the Student Manual: https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_0770.pdf PDF 108KB
Course Syllabus: https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_f0770.pdf PDF 457KB

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

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
March 11 - 12, 2024
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern
Full
April 8 - 9, 2024
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Eastern
Wait List Opportunity Apply
May 13 - 14, 2024
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern
Vacancies Apply
June 10 - 11, 2024
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Eastern
Vacancies Apply
July 8 - 9, 2024
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern
Vacancies Apply
August 12 - 13, 2024
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Eastern
Vacancies Apply
September 9 - 10, 2024
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern
Vacancies Apply