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Fire Investigator I


This course is based on NFPA 1033: Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, and may lead to Pro Board and IFSAC certifications. This course targets Fire Investigators, Police Officers, company-level Officers, and Private Cause and Origin Investigators with a desire to learn more about determining the origin and cause of the fire. Students wishing to attend this course should be prepared for an intense week of training and practical skills application. Topics covered include: Determining the Point of Origin, Burn Patterns, Evidence Collection and Analysis, Interviewing Techniques, and Court Procedure and Testifying.

*Note, there will be a tuition increase for all courses starting after 10/1/18. Please click here for tuition rates after 10/1/18

For more information, call 1-800-241-2467

Special Equipment - Clothing suitable for fire scene investigation - hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, work boots, long pants and flashlight; copy of NFPA 921 (link in Moodle), Laptop. NFPA 101:Life Safety Code (optional), NFPA 921 copy and Laptop with Microsoft Office or equivalent.

Hours   40
Course Cost   $ 300 In-State     $ 520 Out-Of-State    

Required Text - Fire Investigator: Principles and Practice to NFPA 921 and NFPA 1033, 4th edition

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Practical Exam Materials


  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma/GED

Course Dates

Begin DateEnd DateLocation 
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Monday, September 10, 2018Friday, September 14, 2018Shelby County Regional Training CenterCall 1-800-241-2467 to register
Monday, October 01, 2018Friday, October 05, 2018Anniston Regional Training CenterCall 1-800-241-2467 to register

Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission | 2501 Phoenix Dr - Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405 | Toll Free: 1 (800) 241-2467 - Fax: 205-391-3757