- Posted by:
- Edward Lindsey
- Course Number:
- FP 212
- Course Title:
- Fire Invest (Cause Determin)
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Studies burning characteristics of combustibles. Interprets clues and burn patterns leading to point of origin. Identifies incendiary indications, sources of ignition and materials ignited and how to preserve the fire scene evidence. Prerequisite: FP 111.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is required for an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology and is transferable to some bachelor degree programs in Fire Service Administration.
Course Activities and Design
The material in this course will be presented in classroom lecture and\or in an online format via the web. Other instructional methods including guest speakers, research papers, book and journal article reviews, written and oral reports, demonstrations, simulations, and presentations may be employed.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Each lesson will have written examination covering the appropriate material and include demonstrated skills when relevant.
The methods of assessment may include one or more of the following:
• Various scenario based problem solving activities, case studies, or other exercises geared
toward critical analysis of course concepts.
•Written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of others.
•Quizzes and exam composed of objective questions and concepts.
•Individual and/or team project/s which requires integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Examine Fire Officer responsibilities for the following procedures:
Fire cause determination.
Determining the point of origin of a fire.
Identifying, collecting, removing and preserving evidence.
Conducting preliminary witness interviews.
Preserving the investigation scene.