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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 IFSAC and Pro Board 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 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. Campus Delivery Only. (Classes that are delivered either at the Alabama Fire College or an RTC or other area as approved by the Regional Coordinator and Training Staff at AFC.)

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

Special Equipment - Clothing suitable for fire scene investigation, high resolution camera with flash and SD card. Laptop with Excel or equivalent, PowerPoint or equivalent, Word or equivalent.
Hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, work boots, long pants, Flashlight, and respiratory protection

Hours   40
Course Cost   $ 275 In-State     $ 475 Out-Of-State    

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

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials


  • 18 Years of Age
  • High school diploma/GED

Course Dates

Monday, May 01, 2017Friday, May 05, 2017Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards CommissionRegister
Monday, May 15, 2017Friday, May 19, 2017Shelby County Regional Training CenterRegister
Monday, September 11, 2017Friday, September 15, 2017Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards CommissionRegister
Monday, January 08, 2018Friday, January 12, 2018Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards CommissionRegister
Monday, May 07, 2018Friday, May 11, 2018Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards CommissionRegister

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