FF245 - Initial Fire Investigation for First Responders

Overview

This course is designed specifically to provide a clear definition of the role of the first responder in arson detection and provide essential knowledge to enable them to recognize the potential of intentionally set fires, preservation and protection of evidence, and proper reporting of information to appropriate officials. By strengthening the partnership between first responders and investigators, the chances for successfully solving arson-related crimes will increase. The course includes topics such as fire behavior, critical observations of the first responder, fire causes, scene security and evidence preservation, legal considerations, and documentation of findings.

This course is designed for all fire and emergency services personnel who might conduct preliminary investigations into the origin and cause of fires.

It is recommended that interested students complete Initial Fire Investigation for First Responders (Q0379) available through NFA Online at www.usfa.dhs.gov/nfa/nfaonline prior to participating in this classroom based course.

Course Code

FF245

Length

15 Hours

Fees

  • Please contact TFACA for non-member and/or group pricing.

Pre-Requisites

None

Restrictions

Must be at least 18  years of age.

Certification

None

Maximum Class Size

30

Required Student Materials

  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Highlighter

References

None

Course Objectives

None

Other Notes

None

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