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.
- Licensed or certified peace officer with a current
commission employed by or attached to a law enforcement/fire/investigative agency
- Civilian employed by a law enforcement/investigative agency
conducting investigative tasks or duties
Please fax proof of course completion to (979) 862-2788 or
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
at least two weeks prior to class start date. Participants will be
contacted via email to confirm approval and admittance into course.
Course Completion Requirements
Student Must Provide
- DSLR Camera
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. The 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 requirement, for example a field exercise that
cannot be missed.
in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive
Student May Bring
- Electronic flash
- Laptop (for scene presentations)
Participants will conduct field exercises during the course and are encouraged to dress appropriately by wearing comfortable clothing.
- Inclement weather gear (cold/rain)
- Work gloves
- Scene/work boots
- Sun protection
- Insect repellent
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
Law enforcement and non-commissioned personnel assigned to
investigative tasks and duties such as crime scene investigators, fire
investigators, detectives, medicolegal death investigators and patrol officers
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
- This course is a requirement for the Forensic Fire Investigator certificate.