Fire Investigation: Company Officers R0811

Delivery type 6-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in fire science, law enforcement, or criminal justice.
CEU’s 3.6
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus PDF 23 KB PDF 129K
Training Specialist

Lester Rich

Upcoming offerings

March 4 - 9, 2018 | September 9 - 14, 2018 | View more

Course description

This six-day course addresses the basic skills needed to conduct initial scene examinations to determine causation. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be better prepared to make observations and gather information that will assist in identifying area(s) of origin and cause and assess the need for additional assistance if necessary. Subjects include, but are not limited to, collection and documentation of information, behavior of fire, determining area of origin, accidental and incendiary fire causes, fatal fire scene examinations, motives of the firesetter, vehicle fires, legal aspects, and securing the fire scene to preserve evidence.

Selection criteria

Company Officers, command/chief officers. In addition, prospective students must meet the "VIP Program Eligibility" described on the VIP Web Page. Applicants can access the International Association of Arson Investigators' Distance Learning Network at Certified Fire Inspector Trainer is an online training resource that provides free fire/arson investigation-related training for fire service, law enforcement and insurance personnel interested in furthering their knowledge and understanding of a wide range offire investigation related topics. These training modules complement many of the concepts that are fundamental to the goals, objectives and learning outcomes of the courses offered in the Fire/Arson and Explosion Investigation curriculum at the National Fire Academy.


Incident Command System (ICS) 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463 available through NFA Online at Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
March 4 - 9, 2018 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 9 - 14, 2018 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements None
Comments Course provided knowledge that will assist in scene security and also the ability to assist investigators as well as preparing for possible courtroom testimony...It will help me get a team started...Help to preserve the scene and help in gathering information upon arrival to every fire.