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FAC 054 - Fire Investigation 1A: Basic Fire Investigation

Unit(s): 2.5

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement

This course provides information on securing the fire scene and determining the origin and cause of the fire. Topics include responsibilities of a fire investigator, securing the fire ground, conducting an exterior and interior survey, analyzing fire patterns, interpreting individual fire patterns, discriminating the effects of explosions, examining and removing fire debris, reconstructing the area of origin, and inspecting the performance of building systems. The 2014 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1033 Standard Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigators is the basis for this course.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

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