Prerequisite: FAC 054
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
This course provides information on scene documentation and evidence collection/preservation. Topics include photographing the scene, diagramming the scene, constructing investigative notes, processing evidence and establishing chain of custody, processing victims and fatalities, selecting evidence for analysis, maintaining a chain of custody, preparing a fire investigation report, and disposing of evidence. The 2014 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1033 Standard for Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications is the basis for this course.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921