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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get the latest schedule.
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 meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Forensic Fire Fatality Investigation Course #40064.
Participants enrolling in this course must complete the following courses prior to attendance:
- Crime Scene Investigation (or Forensic Technician)
- Foundations of Forensic Photography
- Forensic Photography I
- Forensic Photography II
Please send proof of course completion via email to email@example.com at least two weeks prior to class start date.
Participants will be contacted via email to confirm approval and admittance into course.
Participants enrolling in this course must meet one of the following employment statuses:
- Licensed or certified peace officer with a current commission employed by or attached to a law enforcement/investigative agency
- Civilian employed by a law enforcement/investigative agency conducting investigative tasks or duties
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.
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)
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
- 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
Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.
- 40.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
- This course is a requirement for the Forensic Fire Investigator certificate.
Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433