These modules are three 40-hour consecutive classes providing education and training for fire and arson investigators. The program requirements of NFPA 1033 “Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator.” The investigation program includes comprehensive courses covering multiple topics and requiring significant student participation, reading and homework activity.
The text book included with the course is “Fire Investigator: Principles and Practice.” Primary resources for the program are NFPA 921 “Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations” and “Kirks Fire Investigation”
The practical requirement for the class is a “burn cell” demonstration and investigation.
Modules I & II of the program must be taken consecutively. Firefighting gear is not required, gloves and work boots are recommended.