FF245 - Initial Fire Investigation for First Responders
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.
- Please contact TFACA for non-member and/or group pricing.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
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