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Fire Investigation Training

Investigators working at the scene of a fire. The First Responder's Role in Fire Investigation

This class is for fire departments and law enforcement agencies throughout Minnesota.  This is a 2.5 to 3 hour class that can be given at your fire station or agency headquarters during your regularly scheduled training. 

Please contact your local SFMD Investigator or SFMD Investigator Kevin Mahle ​to schedule this course.​

 

Introduction to Fire Investigation

This is an 8 to 12 hour course that goes into more depth than the First Responders Role class and can have a practical component if a burn structure is available. This class is intended for Fire Officers and Law Enforcement who would assist a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) on scene and in the investigation process.  This course is also ideal for initial training for County Fire Investigation Teams.  Please contact DSFM Kevin Mahle to schedule this class in your area.


Fire Investigation Part One 

(Formally Basic Fire/Arson Investigation)​

This is a 5 day class taught from a text book that will be provided.  This class is intended for fire service and law enforcement staff that will be pursuing a career in fire investigation or conducting fire investigations as part of their job duties.  Participants will be learning the professional qualifications for the fire investigator and the methodology of fire and explosion investigations.  To successfully complete this course, a 70% or greater score on the final written test must be obtained.

Students must be actively working for a fire or law enforcement agency.  Firefighters must have at least 5 years of fire service experience, have obtained NFPA 1001 FFII Certification and have approval from their fire chief.  Law enforcement staff must have 5 years law enforcement experience, be MN POST Licensed, and have approval from the Police chief or agency head.

FEE: $100.00​


Fire Investigation Part Two

(Formally Advanced Fire/Arson Investigation)

This is a 5 day class that expands on the Part One class with field experts and additional hands on training.  Students will be required to process a live fire scene and document the scene as required by NFPA guidelines.  To successfully complete this course proper documentation of the fire scene exam will be submitted (pass or fail) and a 70% or greater score on the final written test must be obtained.

Students must be actively working for a fire or law enforcement agency.  Firefighters must have at least 5 years of fire service experience, have obtained NFPA 1001 FFII Certification and have approval from their fire chief.  Law enforcement staff must have 5 years law enforcement experience, be MN POST Licensed, and have approval from the Police chief or agency head.  In addition, students must have successfully completed the Fire Investigation Part One class and provide proof of completion by the first day of class.

FEE: $100.00



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