PCC/ CCOG / FP

Course Content and Outcome Guide for FP 9250

Course Number:
FP 9250
Course Title:
Advanced Fire and Arson Investigation
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Examines areas of knowledge necessary for the identification and investigation of specific causes of fires. Designed to expand on information introduced in FP 212. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This Course is designed to expand on information and exercises completed in FP 212 Fire Investigation and FP 9210 Arson Law", Evidence & Motives. The Advanced Fire and Arson Investigation course completes a sequence that is designed to meet NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator. 

This course can be used as an elective toward an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology. 

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Students will describe the State and National Fire Incident Reporting System and identify information available used to assist in fire investigations. 
  • Secure and control a simulated fire scene; identify and use detection equipment; identify and describe types of incendiary devices 
  • Reconstruct the area of origin for a fire scene; inspect the performance of building systems including detection", suppression, HVAC, utilities and compartmentation 
  • Develop an interview plan; interview and interrogate witnesses and suspects; evaluate interview information; identify and document correlating", conflicting and corroborative information
  • Present collected investigative information verbally and in written report; as testimony in legal proceedings and as public information during news interview

Course Activities and Design

The material in this course will be presented in a lecture", demonstration, and practical application format. Other instructional methods including guest speakers, research papers," simulations and student presentations may be employed. 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At the beginning of the course", the instructor will discuss the methods used to evaluate student performance and progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. A course syllabus will be provided. Assessment methods may include one or more of the following: examinations, quizzes, simulations, demonstrations, projects, research papers and classroom participation.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Students will describe the State and National Fire Incident Reporting System and identify information available used to assist in fire investigations. 
  • Secure and control a simulated fire scene; identify and use detection equipment; identify and describe types of incendiary devices 
  • Reconstruct the area of origin for a fire scene; inspect the performance of building systems including detection", suppression, HVAC, utilities and compartmentation 
  • Develop an interview plan; interview and interrogate witnesses and suspects; evaluate interview information; identify and document correlating", conflicting and corroborative information
  • Present collected investigative information verbally and in written report; as testimony in legal proceedings and as public information during news interview