This is a 6 day course based on the IFSTA Fire Investigator Curriculum. There will be a requirement for students to prepare two separate investigation reports. If students have access to a laptop computer and a digital camera, these would definitely be useful resources. Fire Investigation meets the requirements of NFPA 1033.
The purpose of this course is to give participants working knowledge and experience in investigating building fires, car fires and explosions. The course is 6 days long and has a mix of classroom theory and practical training. Topics covered include:
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.
Vehicle fire investigations.
Course participants will work alongside their Chief Officer counterparts from other communities, members of the Nunavut Fire Marshal’s Office and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
• Be a Chief, Deputy Chief, or Senior Officer within your department responsible for investigating fires.
• Must be 18 years of age and physically and mentally capable of performing the functions of a fire investigator.
• Firefighter Level I (Nunavut OFM) preferred
• Successful completion of Incident Command or Fire Officer courses would be a benefit
• Due to the academic nature of this course, Grade 10 English comprehension level is suggested
• Maximum 1 per community
This course meets the requirements of NFPA 1033.
BUNKER GEAR OR COVERALLS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE INVESTIGATION SEGMENT.
Please bring your photo identification.
No classes currently scheduled for this course