The students will:
1. Provide information on fire behavior factors.
2. Provide information on fire scene indicators.
3. Provide information regarding fire scene search.
4. Discuss fire causes and explosion cases for investigation.
5. Discuss the legal parameters of arson law.
6. Provide information on documentation of findings.
1. Introduction to Fire Investigation
a. Factors affecting the National arson problem.
b. Fire investigation responsibilities.
c. Conduct of investigator.
d. Fire cause and origin specialists vs arson investigator.
e. Glossary of terms.
2. Fire Behavior
3. Building Construction
4. Point of Origin Determination
5. Motives of the Firesetter
6. Accidental Ignition Sources
7. Incendiary Fire Indicators
8. Structure Fire Investigation
9. Vehicle Fire Investigation
10. Fire Fatalities - An Overview
11. Investigation Tools and Documentation
12. Techniques - Photography
13. Investigation Tools and Documentation
14. Techniques - Sketching
15. Report Writing
16. Evidence Recognition, Documentation, and Preservation
17. Legal Aspects of Fire Investigation
18. Explosives and Incendiary Devices
19. Juvenile Firesetters
20. Wildland Fire Investigation
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
0 - 10%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 10%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
0 - 70%
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
FIRE INVESTIGATION 1-A MANUAL by CFSTES, State Fire Marshall's