2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FT 126 - Fire Investigation I

Credits: 3
This course is intended to provide the student with the fundamentals and technical knowledge needed for proper fire scene interpretations, including recognizing and conducting origin and cause, preservation of evidence and documentation, scene security, motives of the firesetter, and types of fire causes. FESHE Non-Core Course.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify the responsibilities of a firefighter when responding to the scene of a fire, including scene security and evidence preservation.
  2. Identify key case law decisions that have affected fire investigations.
  3. Define the common terms used in fire investigations.
  4. Describe the basic elements of fire dynamics and how they affect cause determination.
  5. Describe the process of conducting investigations using the scientific method.

Prerequisite: FT 101  and FT 125 ; or Instructor approval

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