Arson Detection for the First Responder
The National Fire Academy Arson Detection for the First Responder (ADFR) training course is designed to provide a clear definition of the role of initial responder organizations and to provide essential knowledge to enable them to recognize the potential of an intentionally set fire, preserve evidence, and properly report the information to appropriate officials.
The training course includes the following basic topics: fire behavior; critical observations of the first responder; fire causes; scene security and evidence preservation; legal considerations and reporting of findings.
The Arson Detection for the First Responder training course is specifically designed for the Fire Fighter who is inexperienced in arson detection and the preservation of evidence at the fire scene. It is not designed for the arson-experienced Fire Fighter or Fire Inspector.