Vehicle Fire Investigations Course - Oswego, IL
Vehicle Fire Investigation can be a very intimidating type of investigation, particularly if one is not aware of the design and function of components involved in today’s vehicle designs. The Carterson Public Safety Group has developed a course focused on giving the student the tools and the knowledge needed as a fire investigator in conducting various vehicle fire investigations. This comprehensive 20-hour program is intended for those persons who have, or will have, the responsibility to investigate the origin and cause of fires in numerous types of vehicles. This course is open to fire service personnel and law enforcement officers. This course will be taught by experienced fire investigators, who themselves, have conducted vehicle fire investigations during the past 35 years. A number of “case studies” are incorporated into the classroom as part of individual and group activities. This course is a combination of both classroom instruction and practical “hands-on” with field exercises to allow students to practice the learned skills and abilities covered in the course.
This program is designed and will cover areas of the current edition (2017), including Chapter 27 of NFPA 921; “Guide forFire and Explosion Investigations”and the current edition (2014) of NFPA 1033; “Standard forProfessional Qualifications for Fire Investigator.”
At the completion of this course the student will be given the opportunity to test for National Certification as a “Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator” from the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI), provided that the student meets the requirements set forth by the National Association of Fire Investigators. This certification can be of great value in the area of Professional Standards and Qualifications to demonstrate investigator creditability.