Forensic Fire Fatality Investigation

FSA117 - 40.00 Hours

Description

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.

This course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class for your organization, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or ilepse@teex.tamu.edu.

Description

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.

Prerequisites

  • 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 ilepse@teex.tamu.edu 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
  • Tripod
  • Flashlight

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.  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 requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed. 

To receive course and TCOLE credit, participants employed by or attached to law enforcement/investigative agencies must attend the class in its entirety.   

Recommended

Student May Bring

  • Electronic flash
  • Laptop (for scene presentations)

Course Attire/PPE

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

Topics

Fire 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

Suggested Audience

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 Credits

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Other Information

  • This course is a requirement for the Forensic Fire Investigator certificate.

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Tollfree: (800) 423-8433

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FSA100+FSA101+FSA106+FSA112Forensic Technician+Forensic Photography I+Crime Scene Investigation+Forensic Photography IIForensic Technician+Forensic Photography I+Crime Scene Investigation+Forensic Photography IIForensic Technician+Forensic Photography I+Crime Scene Investigation+Forensic Photography II

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