Location: Brattleboro Fire Station
Date: January 27 & 28, 2018
Registration deadline: December 12, 2017
Time: 0800 - 1600
Register by submitting a General Admission Application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the deadline indicated above.
Course description: This two-day course is designed specifically to provide a clear definition of the role of first responders in fire investigation 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 findings.
This course is designed for all fire and emergency services personnel who might conduct preliminary investigations into the origin and cause of fires.
Interested students are encouraged to complete "Initial Fire Investigation for First Responders" (Q0379), available through NFA Online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html, prior to participating in this classroom-based course.