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Advanced Fire Investigator

November 27

Shelby County Regional Training Center

77 Training Center Drive
Calera, Alabama 35040

This course targets Fire Investigators, Fire Marshals, and Law Enforcement Officers with a need to go beyond “what” caused the fire and “where” it started. This course leads to a State of Alabama certification and is not a nationally accredited certification through Pro Board or IFSAC. Fire Investigator II instructs the attendees on how to continue the investigation and discover “who” caused the fire. Students will obtain the skills and knowledge to continue and complete an investigation. Students planning to attend this course should be prepared for an intense week of training and practical skills application. Topics covered include: Investigative Techniques, Crime Scene Photography, Evidence Collection and Analysis, Interviewing Techniques, and Court Procedure and Testifying.

Currently, for the remainder of 2023, the Advanced Fire Investigator course will continue using the Jones & Bartlett, Fire Investigator, Principles and Practice, Fourth Edition book.
Jones & Bartlett, Fire Investigator, Principles and Practice, Fourth Edition

➣Effective April 1, 2024, a new book will be implemented. The new book will be IFSTA, Fire Investigator, Third Edition.
IFSTA, Fire Investigator, Third Edition


18 years of age; High school diploma/GED; (Pro Board and IFSAC) Certified Fire Investigator


Instate Cost: 330

Out of State Cost: 570

Required Text:

Jones & Bartlett Principles and Practice, Fourth Edition

Certification Course Syllabus

No Skill Sheet Material available

Special Equipment:

  • Clothing suitable for fire scene investigation – hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, work boots, long pants, and respiratory protection
  • Laptop with Microsoft Office or Equivalent and a USB Thumb Drive
  • Flashlight
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