Initial Fire Investigation for First Responders

This two-day course is designed specifically to provide a clear definition of the role of
first responders in arson detection and provide essential knowledge to enable them to
recognize the potential of intentionally set fires, preservation and protection of
evidence, and proper reporting of information to appropriate officials. By strengthening
the partnership between first responders and investigators, the chances for
successfully solving arson-related crimes will increase. The course includes topics
such as fire behavior, critical observations of the first responder, fire causes, scene
security and evidence preservation, legal considerations, and documentation of