Course Descriptions

FPT 211 - Fire Investigation: Cause and Origin

3 Credits

A broad study of fire investigation is presented. The means to identify the origin and cause of a fire, properly conduct a fire scene investigation, and understand arson laws are emphasized. Topics include fire behavior, determining point of origin, ignition sources, fire scene investigation, and legal aspects of the discipline. Three class hours.

Prerequisite: PST 146 or permission of instructor.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply the Fire Investigation Scientific Methodology to accurately determine the cause and origin of a fire.
2. Reconstruct the origin and cause of a fire.
3. Apply the arson laws of New York State to the investigation of fires.
4. Conduct a thorough and scientific fire scene investigation.

Course Offered Fall only

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Intersession 2017
Spring Semester 2017