This unique course provides participants the opportunity for hands-on, science-based investigative fire death training utilizing live-burn training aids. Instruction will be on proper systematic processes for crime scene management from the initial scene approach through data collection, documentation, and evidence collection.
This course is eligible for 40 hours Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credit.
One course can be transferred from another training provider but additional documentation will be required. Please contact us for further information.
Course Completion Requirements
- DSLR Camera
- Clothing for inclement weather (cold/rain) and/or sun protection
- Comfortable clothing for scene work
- Work gloves
- Scene/work boots
- Laptop (for scene presentations)
TopicsFire science and death investigation+Role of the medical examiner+Thermal trauma characteristics and recovery strategies+Fire patterns, charring, and spalling+Mechanisms of death+Postmortem tests and documentation+Fire and explosions injury patterns+Medical evidence of burns and inhalation injuries
Commissioned and civilian personnel assigned to scene investigation.
i.e. Fire Investigator, Crime Scene Investigator
Continuing Education & Professional Credits
- This course is a requirement for the Forensic Fire Investigator certificate.