Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
NNFA-0289
Organization Course Number:
R0772
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
10 days (75 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 4 public safety administration
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to address the technical and scientific knowledge and skills needed to conduct successful fire/arson investigations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • to identify the area of fire origin
  • identify and determine the cause of fires
  • conduct technically accurate and legally sound fire investigations
  • pursuance of fire-related cases through the judicial system

General Course Topics:

  • Safety
  • Overview of fire investigation and NFPA 921/1033
  • Scientific method
  • Compartment fire dynamics parts 1 and 2
  • Electrical systems and arc mapping
  • Fire effects and patterns
  • Fire scene investigation and documentation
  • Evidence collection and preservation
  • Injuries, fatal fires, and line-of-duty deaths
  • Fire protection systems
  • Timeline development: analysis and synthesis
  • Fire scene examination and processing
  • Failure analysis of systems and small appliances
  • Report writing
  • Fire dynamics practicum
  • Legal considerations
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Laboratory
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations
  • Presentations
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

80%
Supplemental Materials