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CertificationProgramme:Fire InvestigatorProject No:LAFM FITC1REV. No 1REV. Date:11/16/2020FIRE INVESTAGATOR LAFM FITC1PAUL M. DUFOURCOLUMBIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITYTABLE OF CONTENTS1
CertificationProgramme:Fire InvestigatorProject No:LAFM FITC1REV. No 1REV. Date:11/16/20201.LOG OF REVISIONS32.INTRODUCTION33.ELIGIBILTY & PREQUISITES34.KEY SKILLS45.PRIMARY GOALS46.ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS47.COURSE DISCRIPTION48.TOPICS59.RESOURCES510. TIME SCHEDULE511. COMPLIANCE DEMEONSTRATION612. REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION62
CertificationProgramme:Fire InvestigatorProject No:LAFM FITC1REV. No 1REV. Date:11/16/20201.LOG OF REVISIONSRev. NoRev. dateAffected pagesDescription111/16/2020N/AInitial Document2.INTRODUCTIONFire Investigator shall have the ability to inspect and evaluate a fire scene orevidence of a fire scene and determine the area or point of origin, source ofignition, materials ignited and the act of activity that brought the ignition sourceand materials together, have an understanding of fire behaviours, phases of firedevelopment and the impact of suppression activities on a fire scene. Investigators shall also diagram a fire scene through the use of photography,and field notes, obtain information regarding the investigation from othersthrough interviews, investigate all factors beyond the fire scene to determine theorigin and cause of the fire.Complete final file preparations and present the findings to others for furtheraction. The fire investigator shall also know how to prepare themselves fortestifying in a legal proceeding if necessary.