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TCFP 455 500 Fire Investigator

150.00 Hours Redial ONLINE ONLY

 

Descriptions of Certification Levels

Fire Investigator

A Fire Investigator is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to conduct, coordinate, and complete a fire investigation employing all the elements of the scientific method as the operating analytical process throughout the investigation. A Fire Investigator can competently determine the origin and cause of a fire and has mastered all the job performance requirements of NFPA 1033: Standard for Professional

Qualifications for Fire Investigator.

This course also requires reading of NFPA 1033 and NFPA 921. And you will be required to complete a case study.

Online and Resident Courses  

If a department has more than 5 students, NTFA staff will come to your location and conduct skills. Saving your department critical budget dollars

Cost of Course $600.00     

Resident class as needed

Online classes begin anytime based on student dates requested. The online class takes at least 120 days to complete. You must attend skills training on the 1st weekend of each month while enrolled in class. (3 skill dates Inspection and driving)

You must complete the course with a 70 average to be eligible to take the state certification test.

 

 

 

FIRE INVESTIGATOR
COURSE OUTLINE

SECTION

SUBJECT

RECOMMENDED
HOURS

 

 

 

500-1

Commission on Fire Protection Rules and Regulations

0

500-2

INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK

0

500-3

Definitions

0

500-4

Basic Methodology

2

500-5

Basic Fire Science

8

500-6

Fire Patterns

8

500-7

Building Systems

4

500-8

Electricity and Fire

8

500-9

Building Fuel Gas Systems

4

500-10

Fire-Related Human Behavior

2

500-11

Legal Considerations

8

500-12

Safety

2

500-13

Sources of Information

8

500-14

Planning the Investigation

2

500-15

Documentation of the Investigation

8

500-16

Physical Evidence

4

500-17

Origin Determination

8

500-18

Fire Cause Determination

4

500-19

Analyzing the Incident for Cause and Responsibility

8

500-20

Failure Analysis and Analytical Tools

8

500-21

Explosions

4

500-22

Incendiary Fires

8

500-23

Fire and Explosion Deaths and Injuries

4

500-24

Appliances

2

500-25

Motor Vehicle Fires

8

500-26

Wildfire Investigations

3

500-27

Management of Complex Investigations

2

500-28

Marine Fire Investigations

3

 

Practical Exercises

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL HOURS RECOMMENDED

150

 

 

* The recommended hours for skills evaluation is based on 12 students. Actual hours needed will depend on the number of students, the number of examiners, availability of equipment, and the student skill level.