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.
This course is intended to provide the student with advanced technical knowledge of rule of law, fire scene analysis, fire behavior, evidence collection and preservation, scene documentation, case preparation and testifying.
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Fire investigators, or "fire cops," look for the cause and origin of all fires. They must be detail oriented, systematic, and skilled in fire science. They gather facts and put the puzzle together. Arson is a tough crime to prove since most evidence is destroyed.