FFP 2610

Fire Investigations — Cause and Origin (3)

Classification: Occupational

The curriculum in this course is designed to enhance the fire investigator's ability to detect and determine the origin and cause of a fire. Specific topics include fire behavior review, investigator ethics, construction, ignition sources, reading fire patterns and scene reconstruction. Special topics on electrical fire investigation, woodland fires, vehicle fires, mobile home fires, RV, boat and ship fires. Additional topics include special emphasis on fire scene documentation and extinguishing/alert systems. Note: This course may require work to be done prior to and/or following attendance at the course. Students will be notified prior to the class. Students are required to have hard hat, protective boots and gloves. Part of Fire Investigator I and Fire Inspector II certification requirements. (40 hours)