The purpose of this course is to specify, in terms of performance objectives, the minimum requirements for Fire and Explosion Investigator.
Course content is presented in a 32-hour, four-day lecture environment, followed by a one-day practical fire investigation. The course is aimed at participants looking to certify, re-certify or upgrade their investigative knowledge in the fire investigative field.
· The legal requirements to conduct a scene examination
· Understanding the basic principles of combustion
· The scientific method
· Burn pattern analysis
· The processes for collecting physical evidence
· Cause determination
· Explosion investigations
· Vehicle fire investigations
Pre-requisite: Firefighter Levels 1 & 2, Fire Officer 1