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Spring 2020 Catalog 
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FP 116 - Fire Arson Practical

Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide realistic training in fire investigation; the methods of protecting, searching and controlling the fire scene, determining the point of origin, path of fire travel and fire cause; interviews and interrogations; recognizing and preserving evidence; state arson laws; alibis, motives, proving the corpus delecti; preparation of the case, court testimony, reports and records; and juvenile fire-setters.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • list the responsibilities of the firefighters and fire service agencies regarding the fire origin and during the fire investigation;
  • list and describe the principles of fire origin and cause investigation;
  • conduct an assessment on the needs for the services of an experienced fire investigator using a real case scenario;
  • perform on scene fire investigation using scientific methods and in accordance with National Fire Protection standards; and
  • explain and provide applicable-real examples of the importance of implementing and maintaining a record keeping and documentation program.

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