SRJC Course Outlines

5/19/2024 8:53:34 PMFIRE 204 Course Outline as of Summer 2008

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 204Title:  FIRE INVESTIGATE 1  
Full Title:  Fire Investigation 1
Last Reviewed:4/21/1997

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled40.0010 max.Lecture Scheduled400.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total40.00 Contact Total400.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  800.00Total Student Learning Hours: 1200.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  P/NP Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Review of the effects of fire behavior and building construction on cause and origin determination; investigating incendiary and accidental fires; collecting, preserving, and documenting evidence.  


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and completion of Fire 61 or equivalent.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Review of the effects of fire behavior & building construction on cause & origin determination; investigating incendiary & accidental fire; collecting, preserving & documenting evidence.  
(P/NP Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and completion of Fire 61 or equivalent.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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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.  

Topics and Scope
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  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  

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  The student will:
     1. Identify factors affecting the national arson problems.
     2. Analyze and identify Fire Investigation responsibilities.  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 20%
Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 10%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
70 - 70%
Multiple choice
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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