Fire Investigator - Module 1

Course Hours: 80.0 Hours

Course Description

This course provides comprehensive, in-depth knowledge and resources to candidates who are charged with the responsibility of investigating and analyzing fire and explosion incidents and rendering opinions as to the origin, cause, or prevention of fire incidents and the damage and injuries from such incidents.

This course is Module 1 of 2 required for certification as a Fire Investigator.

Completion of this module only does not certify candidates to conduct fire investigations at any level.

Prerequisites

Minimum Requirements:
1) Candidates shall be at least age 18 (NFPA 1033, 1.3.1)
2) Candidates shall have a high school diploma or equivalent (NFPA 1033, 1.3.2)
3)  Candidates shall be an employee of the sponsoring agency and have a minimum of 6 months experience in the field.

Candidates must submit at the time of registration:
1)  Letter of recommendation from the chief, department head, or approved designee stating the candidate will be responsible for conducting fire investigations.
2)  Current certification as a State of Georgia Peace Officer OR current certification as a Firefighter I (State of Georgia or NPQ)
3) An NCIC/GCIC criminal history dated within the last 12 months prior to registration verifying the candidate does not have a criminal history.
4) Certificate showing successful completion of: CFI Trainer - Scientific Method for Fire and Explosion Investigations

5) Certificate showing successful completion of: CFI Trainer - Understanding Fire Through Candle Experiments

6) Certificate showing successful completion of: CFI Trainer - Fire Investigator Scene Safety

7)  Certificate showing successful completion of: CFI Trainer - Documenting the Event

8)  Certificate showing successful completion of: CFI Trainer - Ethics and the Fire Investigator

9)  Certificate showing successful completion of: CFI Trainer - NFPA 1033 and Your Career

10)  Certificate showing successful completion of: CFI Trainer - The Practical Application of the Relationship Between NFPA 1033 and NFPA 921

11)  Certificate showing successful completion of: CFI Trainer - Writing the Initial Origin and Cause Report


The 11 required documents must be submitted via email to arson@gpstc.org at the time of registration.  Candidates who do not submit the required documents at the time of registration will be disqualified due not meeting prerequisites.

Who Should Attend

Candidates who are charged with the responsibility of investigating and analyzing fire and explosion incidents and rendering opinions as to the origin, cause, or prevention of fire incidents and the damage and injuries from such incidents.

Special Notes

Students will need to bring the following textbooks:


NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, 2017 Edition ISBN: 978-145501602-3

Jones and Bartlett Fire Investigator Principles and Practice to NFPA 921 and 1033, 5th Edition  ISBN: 978-1-284-14074-3

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
02/01/2021 02/12/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
07/26/2021 08/06/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon