Wildland Fire Investigations

Course Hours: 40.0 Hours

Course Description

The Wildland Fire Investigations course is based on the recently developed certification standards and training programs for wildland fire investigators put in place by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). This program culminates in a six hour practical exercise where students work as a team to investigate and document a wildland fire case. Teams will determine the fire origin, collect evidence, conduct interviews, and document the case. Wildland fires result in tremendous devastation of public resources and private property. The increasing frequency of these types of fires has brought on a need for additional, specially trained fire investigators.


Applicants should be certified as a fire investigator through Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council or Georgia Fire Standards and Training Council, and currently working full time in an investigative capacity for an agency tasked with cause and origin determinations at fire scenes.

Who Should Attend

Applicant must be law enforcement officers with arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of violations of federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws. Applicants may also be fire management personnel who have responsibilities for the investigation of wildland fires.

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
07/20/2020 07/24/2020 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon