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This course will provide the student with the knowledge to understand the principles of how fires initiate, develop and spread. The elements involved in the combustion process will be detailed separately and then collectively in order to understand the requirements for the initiation and spread of fires. Resultant fire patterns and the interpretation of various indicators will aid the students in the thought process involved in determining a fire’s origin.
States: Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky
CE Credits: 3.0
Basic Fire Science for Fire and Explosion Investigations
The course will provide the student with basic knowledge to understanding principles of how fires initiate, develop and spread, and the knowledge to understanding how the sciences apply to a fire scene examination. The elements involved in the combustion process will be detailed separately then collectively in order to understand the requirements for the initiation and spread of fires. Resultant fire patterns and the interpretation of various indicators will aid the student in the thought process involved in determining a fire’s origin. The systematic approach to a fire scene investigation based on the scientific method will be detailed to aid the student in understanding the need for a thorough investigation. Students will also participate in live burns of various compartments. The course will also help insurance adjusters learn the proper steps in issuing an assignment, the necessary information and what to expect out of the investigator and investigation once determination has been made to involve a private origin and cause expert.
States: Arizona, Mississippi, Texas
CE Credits: 6.0
Basic Vehicle Fire Investigation
The course will provide the student with basic knowledge to understand how fires initiate, develop and spread within a vehicle. The course allows the student to understand the basic science of fire, including the different fuel and heat sources specific to vehicle fires. The instruction introduces the student to the investigative process of a vehicle fire from the guidelines set forth in NFPA 921. This section discusses interpreting fire patterns, conducting effective interviews and how they relate to determining the accurate fire origin and cause of vehicle fires. The final section allows the students to reinforce the lessons learned with case studies. The case studies allow the students to apply lessons learned to real vehicle fire cases.
States: Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas
CE Credits: 2.0
Fire Investigation Issues
The purpose of this course is to provide adjusters, SIU personnel, insurance claims professionals and other fire investigators with an overview of basic fire investigation issues, fire scene examination requirements and criteria with which to manage, judge and troubleshoot files.
CE Credits: 1.0
Fire Investigation, Origin and Cause Determination
The attendee will obtain knowledge of how to recognize and document potential issues that may arise during the claims process. In addition, this class will provide information to process fire and subrogation claims that have the potential for an economically beneficial recovery of insurance claims costs through examination for product performance failure, material defect, manufacturing defect, installation error or construction defect.
States: Florida, Oklahoma, Texas
CE Credits: 2.0. Also 1.0 for Florida only
Vehicle Fire Examination
This course will provide students with the basic knowledge to understanding how fires initiate, develop, and spread within a vehicle. The course allows the student to understand the basic science of fire, including the different fuel and heat sources specific to vehicle fires.
CE Credits: 1.0
Finding Recovery in the Ashes
This course will instruct the student on the importance of a comprehensive fire scene examination for determining the origin and cause of a fire, and identifying a component or third party action that contributed to it.
States: Florida, Georgia, Texas
CE Credits: 1.0
The motivation and reasoning behind the fire setter determines when, where, how, and why the fire was set. The understanding of motive may give the adjustor or SIU investigator the ability to interpret behavior of the claimant and the damage to the insured property. The six major categories of arson motive will be defined with description of their manifestations at fire scenes.
States: California, Oklahoma, Texas
CE Credits: 1.0