FP120 Fire Investigator


This course is designed to assist fire investigators in conducting a variety of fire investigations. This course covers the span of the 2017 edition of NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations and addresses all of the job performance requirements in the 2009 edition of NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigators. This course meets the national certification criteria for Fire Investigator.

Course Code



75 Hours


  • $133 per student on campus
  • Not offered off campus


Arson Detection for the First Responder OR Initial Fire Investigation for the First Responder OR Fire Investigation: First Responders, 10 CFITRAINER.NET classes (Fire Investigator Scene Safety, The Scientific Method for Fire/Explosion Investigations, Introduction to Evidence, Documenting the Event, Physical Evidence at the Fire Scene, Investigating Motor Vehicle Fires, Introduction to Fire Dynamics and Modeling, Investigating Fatal Fires, Fundamentals of Residential Building Construction, Search and Seizure)


Must be at least 18 years of age.



Maximum Class Size


Required Student Materials

  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Highlighter
  • 2 GB thumb drive
  • Work gloves
  • Flashlight
  • Clothing for all types of outdoor weather conditions
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Camera or Camera phone
  • Laptop (Recommended for online assignments, however, the computer lab on campus will be open at night.)



Course Objectives

  • Students will be able to explain the purpose of the scientific method.
  • Students will be able to describe the conditions necessary for a fire to exist.
  • Students will be able to recognize fire patterns.
  • Students will be able to discuss the structural integrity of construction assemblies during a fire.
  • Students will pass a written examination and practical examination that will demonstrate skills and ability required to perform a safe and systematic fire investigation for a variety of fire scenes.

Other Notes



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