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Fire Investigation

Credits: 3
Course Number: 10-503-157

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Course Description

10-503-157 FIRE INVESTIGATION ...provides learners with the fundamentals and technical knowledge needed for proper fire scene investigations.

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall

Most NWTC classes are offered in 8-week sessions. Learn more about how our class schedule can help you succeed.

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What will I learn?

  1. Identify the responsibilities of a firefighter when responding to the scene of a fire, including scene security and evidence preservation.
  2. Describe the implications of constitutional amendments as they apply to fire investigations.
  3. Identify key case law decisions that have affected fire investigations.
  4. Define the common terms used in fire investigations.
  5. Explain the basic elements of fire dynamics and how they affect cause determination.
  6. Compare the types of building construction on fire progression.
  7. Describe how fire progression is affected by fire protection systems and building design.
  8. Discuss the basic principles of electricity as an ignition source.
  9. Recognize potential health and safety hazards.
  10. Describe the process of conducting investigations using the scientific method.
  11. Identify cause and origin of fire as well as whether accidental and incendiary.
  12. Explain the procedures used for investigating vehicle fires.       
  13. Identify the characteristics of an incendiary fire and common motives of the fire setter.
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Class Number: 83158

Blended - Less than 50% Online
Fall 2024
10/29/2024 - 12/17/2024
Green Bay Campus Room PS111113, GBP Fire Ground
10/29/2024 - 12/17/2024
Tu — 7:30 AM - 11:20 AM