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FAC 4315 - Arson Scene Investigation

Unit(s): 0.1

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

This course is for fire department personnel and other interested students as it provides an introduction to the practices and procedures of fire scene investigation. The scientific method of scene investigation, providing a systematic framework for investigations, is stressed. Determining the point of origin, establishing the cause and recognition, and preservation of evidence will be included. Current legally acceptable methods in compliance with the standards of NFPA 921 “Guide to Fire Explosion Investigations” are stressed throughout the course.

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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

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