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JFT5B:  FIRE INVESTIGA 1B


Course Description

This 40 hour course provides information on scene safety, including post blast investigation. Topics include evidence recognition, documentation, and preservation including scene photography and trace evidence. Students will gain knowledge and insight related documentation of findings including case reports, insurance information and other resources available to the investigator. Course methodology includes presentations, case studies, group exercises, focused discussions and written assignments. PREREQUISITE: FIR173A or Fire Investigation 1A through the California State Fire Marshal's Office.


Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the important skills and abilities necessary for a fire fighter to accurately and efficiently carry out his responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate witness and suspect interviewing and interrogation techniques used in an effort to gain accurate information on a subject.
  • Identify information on evidence recognition, documentation, and preservation including scene photography and trace evidence.
  • Provide information on fire fatalities and injuries including scene investigation and mechanism of injury.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
Gavilan College Red Diamond 5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard Red Diamond Gilroy, CA 95020 Red Diamond (408) 848-4800