FSA117 – 40.00 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 Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or ilepse@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course 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.


  • 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 requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed. 

Participants in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive TCOLE credit.


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


  • 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

  • 40.00 hours – 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 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: ilepse@teex.tamu.edu

Payment Info

This venture was a huge success due to the high quality of service your group provided. I hope to contract with TEEX again in the future as our training needs require.

— Douglas McLemore, client, B&W Pantex
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