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Fire Investigation

Started by Randall (Randy) Rider. Last reply by Carl Freewalt CFEI-CVFI Jun 19, 2009. 1 Reply

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Comment by Rhys Emery on December 28, 2011 at 12:20am

hey all!!!!  ok so im not an investigator. but im in in school for a fire degree. id like to eventually get in to investigation, im not sure what that entails so could anyone tell me were to go to research this part of the fire service? and kinda what its about. thank everyone happy new year!!!!  Stay Safe All!!!!!!!!!!1!

Comment by Brad Kramer on August 31, 2011 at 6:35pm
Hello everybody. New to the group. Been a investigator for 12 years. Looking to pass something along to young investigators.
Comment by Bekks on July 29, 2011 at 9:03pm
I've been away from FFN for a while, checking things out again... joined this group because I am now studying and training in fire investigation. I have over 80 hours on CFITrainer.net, took a Fire Scene Assessment course locally (more of an intro to Origin & Cause with an emphasis on arson). Looking into the IAAI (international and/or local chapter).
Comment by Bill Bennett on January 4, 2011 at 1:17am
I just joined this group, Im currently President of the Columbiana County Fire Investigators Association in Ohio
Comment by Roy Blackburn on May 18, 2010 at 11:37pm
Just joined and really just found this group. was prowlin around and ran across you guys.
Comment by Greg Bozdech on April 10, 2010 at 12:01am
Hello all! I look forward to sharing ideas and picking your brains for information.
Comment by Russ on February 9, 2010 at 10:55pm
Bri: eastern kentucky univ, univ. of maryland @ college park ( they have a live in program) good luck
Comment by Bri on January 23, 2010 at 1:42pm
Hi everyone, I am wanting to get some good info on what colleges or cert courses to go through to become a fire investigator. I've been a volunteer for 7 years and am wanting to expand my horizons. The only problem I have is I don't have a lot of money to go to school. So, if anyone can help me in finding the right college or courses to take as well as maybe grants or loans as I have know idea how much it costs to go . Thank yal so much for your time. F222 Bri, humphreys county TN
Comment by Russ on January 15, 2010 at 10:33pm
i would encourage everyone wanting to become an investigator to become certified at some point and stay current on NFPA921. The biggest benifit to certification is the credibility you obtain. The judical community has a tendancy to discredit investigators who are not certified. CFI or CFEI demonstrates that you possess the ability to determine cause and origin as a professional and not a layman
Comment by Steve Davis on January 15, 2010 at 11:10am
Does your departments require that you obtain a certification for investigations, if so, who do they send you to? The department I work for sends us to NAFI (National Association of Fire Investigators).
 

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