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Fire Investigation Specialist (FIS)

28 Credit Career

This Fire Investigation Specialist Certificate includes training in various categories of fire hazards, fuel and oxygen supply hazards, and analysis and identification of heat sources. Techniques and procedures used in fire investigation including cause and origin of fires, fire chemistry, fire behavior, structural fire patterns, detecting arson as cause of fire, and roles and responsibilities associated with an investigator and crime laboratories will be covered. This certificate will also include the study of building construction and its effects under fire conditions, and will address speaking to the public and compiling written reports upon interviewing witness for investigation of fire incidents. This certificate will assist established career, industrial fire protection, paid-on-call, or volunteer firefighters and emergency service personnel in promotional opportunities.

Certificate Requirements


FIR 120Hazardous Materials


FIR 150Introduction to Fire and Emergency Servi


FIR 180Fire Investigation I


FIR 240Building Construction for Fire Protectio


FIR 270Fire Behavior and Combustion


FIR 280Fire Investigation II


ENG 101Rhetoric I


SPE 101Principles of Public Speaking


CHM 100Fundamentals ofChemistry


Total Credit Hours:28


*Students must complete all FIR courses with a minimum grade of “C.”