Origin and Cause Determination

XFD019 – 4.00 Hours

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

Course Description

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe the roles and responsibilities of firefighters and fire investigators with regards to fire origin and cause determination and evidence preservation.

(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details).

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide 

A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook opens in a new tab for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines. 

PPE must be NFPA-approved. See the Student Safety Manual to review PPE requirements for level 4.

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 a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed

Essentials of Fire Fighting, Seventh Edition recommended.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of firefighters and fire investigators at a fire investigation. [NFPA 1001, 5.3.4]
  • Explain the process of determining area of origin.
  • Explain the process of fire cause determination.
  • Describe considerations related to evidence preservation.

Suggested Audience

All Emergency response and public personnel

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)

Other Information

To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Service Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Course Request Form. ESTI Extension Course Request

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]