Illinois Fire Service Institute


Fire and Arson Investigation III : 40 Hours

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Course Description

This is the third module of three 40-hour classes designed as the foundational level of education and training for fire and arson investigators. The program meets the Job Performance Requirements of NFPA 1033 “Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator.” The investigation program includes comprehensive courses covering multiple topics and requiring significant student participation, reading and homework activity. Module III includes the following topics: Fire and explosion deaths and injuries, appliances, motor vehicle fires, wild fire investigations, management of complex investigations and marine fire investigations. The text book included with the course is “Fire Investigator: Principles and Practice.” Primary resources for the program are NFPA 921 “Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations” and “Kirk’s Fire Investigation.” The practical requirements for the class are individual and group investigations of instructor designed vehicle fires. Students must successfully complete Modules I & II in order to attend Module III. Firefighting gear is not required for the class but old clothes, gloves and work boots are recommended for the practical activity. Students are encouraged to bring personal cameras for the practical activity. The text book and NFPA 921 was provided the first day of Module 1 and should be brought to Module 3. Students are encouraged to bring any reference material that they feel might be helpful to them.


  Syllabus - Fire and Investigation Mod 3 2ndPrint.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • investigation
  • nfa-endorsed


IFSI prerequisites are based on Illinois and NFPA standards. Equivalencies from other agencies will be reviewed upon request.

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Upcoming Classes

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champaign Mon, Aug 20 2018 -
Fri, Aug 24 2018

waukegan Mon, Aug 27 2018 -
Fri, Aug 31 2018

orland park Mon, Oct 15 2018 -
Fri, Oct 19 2018

cahokia Fri, Nov 2 2018 -
Sun, Nov 4 2018

Fri, Nov 16 2018 -
Sun, Nov 18 2018

11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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