FOP010 – 24.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course discusses the latest techniques and information in determining origin and cause of various types of fire for all levels of fire suppression personnel. Fire suppression personnel are the primary witness to the behavior of a fire during suppression operations. This provides suppression personnel the ability to identify and preserve items that can lead to an accurate origin and cause determination. The fire officers and suppression personnel can provide valuable information to fire and arson investigators and/or law enforcement personnel by gathering information and protecting potential evidence early on during the incident.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Course Attire

For classroom activities, students must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve/ long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts). It is preferred that participants wear duty uniform or business casual dress.

Participant Must Provide

Textbook: IFSTA Introduction to Fire Origin and Cause (4th ed)

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion.


  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Safety
  • Fire Dynamics
  • Scene Security
  • Identifying & Preserving Evidence
  • Origin Determination
  • Cause Determination

Suggested Audience

  • Municipal Firefighters

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)

Contact Information

Robert Barron

Training Manager
Phone: (979) 845-5562 | Toll-Free: (979) 862-6491

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-2130
  • Purchase Order – Complete online registration and send a copy of PO documentation within 48 hours to 
  • For out-of-state tuition rates, contact the Fire Officer Program office at  


TEEX Policies
Participant Handbook

Participants are required to follow the guidelines in the ESTI Student Safety Manual. 

The course turned out to be even better than we envisioned. To be able to come together to gain more knowledge of incident command/unified command structure allowed for some real hands-on type training.

— Cathy Haynes, Charleston County, South Carolina
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