Fire Investigation: First Responders (NFA)

NFA001 – 14.00 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 Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

“Fire Investigation: First Responders.” This two-day course presents a basic overview of fire investigation. Students will review the basics of the fire chemistry and develop an enhanced understanding with respect to fire suppression and fire investigation. The course will stress the importance of fire scene awareness, evidence identification, preservation and the basics of a fire investigation. Students will develop an appreciation of the convergence of suppression, investigation, science and law. 


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide:

A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook opens in a new tab for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines. 

You will need you FEMA SID # the first day of course. 

To obtain a SID 

1. Register at

2. Select “Need a FEMA SID?” on the right of the screen. 

3. Follow the instructions to create your account. 

4. You will receive an email with your SID. Save this number in a secure location. 

Attendance Requirements

To meet NFA attendance requirements, participants must complete each training module and successfully complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and pass the end of course exam to receive course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional requirements. 

ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate how the role of first responder relates to the fundamentals of fire investigation.
  • Evaluate the impact of fire dynamics on the fire investigation.
  • Consider the process of fire dynamics on the fire investigation.
  • Develop an understanding of potential issues and hazards affecting the first responder that relate to fatal fires, trauma, behavioral health, arson and social media.
  • Evaluate a fire scene and identify evidence applicable to determining the origin of the fire.

Suggested Audience

All emergency response and public personnel.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)

Other Information

To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Course Request Form. ESTI Extension Course Request 

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]