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FT 170 Fire Investigation

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: FT 300 or employment as a firefighter

This course focuses on determining causes of fires (accidental, suspicious and incendiary), the types of fires, related laws, an introduction to arson and incendiarism, recognizing and preserving evidence, the interviewing of witnesses and suspects, arrest and detention procedures, court procedures and giving court testimony.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Comprehend laws, regulations, codes, standards and the regulatory and advisory organizations that influence fire department operations.