Electrical Fire and Arson Investigations-Hands-On
Instructor: Steve Riggs
This training module will provide the fire/arson investigator with practical and technical skills necessary to investigate and determine electrical origin and cause of a fire.
This training module will provide both classroom and hands-on training with practical exercises on how to use electrical testing equipment and conduct a systematic accurate examination of electrical equipment, appliances, wiring and electrical circuits.
Attendees will be provided the necessary knowledge of electricity, the definition of electricity, how it cause fires, and how to testify in court for successful prosecution, and/or insurance determination.
Upon Successful Completion
Attendees will have been provided the skills and knowledge to:
- Demonstrate the proper sequence for investigating electrical fires.
- Understand electrical terminology.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of 120/240 volt wiring used in residential and commercial settings and testing procedures.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of electrical appliances and testing procedures.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of electrical testing equipment, volt ohm meter, and ampere meter.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of safety devices, controls and failures on appliances.
- Demonstrate the knowledge of how to document an electrical origin.
- Demonstrate knowledge of National Fire Protection Association 921 and National Fire Protection Association 1033.
- Demonstrate knowledge of how to use the internet to conduct fire/arson investigation research and obtain electrical equipment/appliance recall information.
A download resource password will be provided to each attendee to download the class resources for future reference.
This class is eligible for 20 tested hours of continuing education.