Basic Fire Investigation - 4 Day Class

October 5 - 8, 2019
8:00 am–5:00 pm


This hands on program will teach the basic skills required to conduct an initial fire scene investigation.  Participants will learn about fire behavior, basic origin & cause, scene preservation, documentation and legal aspects in accordance with NFPA 921 / 1033.  This course is designed for fire and law enforcement personnel. 

Special Requirements
Three online modules from (FREE)

  • Ethics and the fire investigator
  • The Practical Application of the Relationship Between NFPA 921 / 1033
  • NFPA 1033 and Your Career.

Protective eyewear, steel-toed boots, gloves and a helmet are required. A digital camera and laptop computer are recommended.

Required Textbook
Fire Investigator Principles and Practices to NFPA 921 and 1033 5th Edition by Jones & Bartlett

Lead Instructors
Brent Schockman, FF/Fire Investigator, Fairborn Fire Dept
Tim Schreadley, Fire Marshal (retired), State Fire Marshal