Arson Investigation Level 1

Course Length: 80 Hours

Course Number Start Date End Date Location Instructor/Coordinator Status
LPAA17238 05/08/2017 05/19/2017 CANCELLED ARTHUR MUSSELMAN
LPAA17237 05/08/2017 05/19/2017 GPSTC, FORSYTH ARTHUR MUSSELMAN REGISTER
TBA 10/16/2017 10/27/2017 GPSTC, FORSYTH ARTHUR MUSSELMAN

Who Should Attend: Students will not be allowed to attend the arson investigation one course if they fail to meet the listed prerequisites.

Prerequisite: 1. Students must have one of the following certifications: Georgia firefighters who have completed Module 1 of the State of Georgia Basic Firefighter Training Course or who has a N.P.Q. Firefighter 1 Certification and/or Peace Officer Certification. 2. Letter of recommendation from Agency Head or Supervisor stating the following: -Applicant will be responsible for investigating fires/arsons -Applicant is an employee of agency and has at least six months experience on the job -Attached copy of applicant's NCIC/GCIC criminal history dated within the last 12 months verifying they do not have a criminal record. The letter of recommendation and criminal history must be forwarded to GPSTC Registration prior to the start of class. GPSTC Registration 1000 Indian Springs Drive, Forsyth, GA 31029 or fax 478-993-4303.

This course instructs students on the fundamental aspects of Fire/Arson investigation. Topics include behavior of fire, motivation of the fire setter, photography, evidence collection, point of origin, and interview/interrogation techniques. Taught by experienced Fire/Arson investigators, this program is one of the most comprehensive arson investigation courses available.

Special Notes: Students must bring with them to class: Note taking material, work boots, work gloves, camera, audio recorder, tape measure, sketch template and a flashlight. This course is required for State and National Certifications. While not required, we encourage students to bring a laptop computer with a fully charged battery to class. Students are also encouraged to purchase Kirk's Fire Investigation and NFPA 921.