Fire Investigator


This training provides excellent preparation for career advancement in the specialized field of fire investigation. Studies focus on firefighting application and methods, advanced fire behavior and the legal aspects of investigation from fire scene examination through to providing courtroom evidence.

Copies of the ABC and AFC can be purchased from the following:
http://www.qp.alberta.ca/570.cfm?frm_isbn=0660196379&search_by=link
http://www.qp.alberta.ca/570.cfm?frm_isbn=0660196395&search_by=link

Copies of the Safety Codes Act and Regulations can be purchased from the Alberta Queens Printer - http://www.qp.alberta.ca/

Note: Students who are located outside of Alberta and taking these courses via distance learning still must use the ABC/AFC as references, however, they should also become familiar with the codes in their jurisdiction.

Introduction to the Safety Codes System in Alberta (previously Law for Fire Safety Codes Officers)
ID #1-LFSC

This course is offered through the Safety Codes Council. To register for this course contact the SCC toll-free at 1 888 413 0099.

Note
: Students are required to provide their own most recent copies of the Alberta Fire Code and the Alberta Building Code.

ID #1-LFSC

This course is offered through the Safety Codes Council. To register for this course contact the SCC toll-free at 1 888 413 0099.

Note
: Students are required to provide their own most recent copies of the Alberta Fire Code and the Alberta Building Code.



Building Construction and Protection Systems
ID #1-BCPS

This course teaches the fundamentals of building construction and fire protection systems. It focuses on the elements of building construction and fire suppression that manage the impact of fire.

Evaluation: proctored written exam

Note: Students are required to provide their own most recent copies of the Alberta Fire Code and the Alberta Building Code.


Correspondence, Client-hosted $545
ID #1-BCPS

This course teaches the fundamentals of building construction and fire protection systems. It focuses on the elements of building construction and fire suppression that manage the impact of fire.

Evaluation: proctored written exam

Note: Students are required to provide their own most recent copies of the Alberta Fire Code and the Alberta Building Code.




Alternative delivery method: Correspondence, Client-hosted
Course Cost: $545
Properties of Materials
ID #1-PMSC

This course covers the physical and chemical characteristics that affect or determine the degree of hazard associated with flammable and combustible liquids, metals and dusts, and compressed and liquefied gases. Learn the classification of dangerous goods and the regulations governing their storage and handling. Also learn to apply the Alberta Fire Code to the inspection and enforcement tasks required of a safety codes officer.

Evaluation: proctored written exam

Note: Students are required to provide their own most recent copies of the Alberta Fire Code and the Alberta Building Code.

Correspondence, Client-hosted $545
ID #1-PMSC

This course covers the physical and chemical characteristics that affect or determine the degree of hazard associated with flammable and combustible liquids, metals and dusts, and compressed and liquefied gases. Learn the classification of dangerous goods and the regulations governing their storage and handling. Also learn to apply the Alberta Fire Code to the inspection and enforcement tasks required of a safety codes officer.

Evaluation: proctored written exam

Note: Students are required to provide their own most recent copies of the Alberta Fire Code and the Alberta Building Code.



Alternative delivery method: Correspondence, Client-hosted
Course Cost: $545
Clearly Communicating & Written Communications for the 21st Century
ID #1-CSSC

This course is offered through the Safety Codes Council. To register for this course contact the SCC toll-free at 1 888 413 0099.

ID #1-CSSC

This course is offered through the Safety Codes Council. To register for this course contact the SCC toll-free at 1 888 413 0099.



Fire Service Familiarization
ID #1-FSFSC

This course is for anyone interested in becoming a safety codes officer in the fire discipline, but who doesn’t have experience or knowledge of the fire service. Learn the basic terminology, equipment, and operating procedures used in the fire service. However, it will not provide you with the competencies of a firefighter.

Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam


This course is not scheduled.  If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633
$545
ID #1-FSFSC

This course is for anyone interested in becoming a safety codes officer in the fire discipline, but who doesn’t have experience or knowledge of the fire service. Learn the basic terminology, equipment, and operating procedures used in the fire service. However, it will not provide you with the competencies of a firefighter.

Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam


This course is not scheduled.  If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633


Course Cost: $545
Fire Origin and Cause Determination
ID #1-FOCD

In this course learn what is expected of investigators in the fire discipline. The course describes the physical evidence at a fire scene and develops the skills investigators need to interpret fire patterns and the physical evidence.

Evaluation: proctored written exam
ID #1-LFSC Law for Fire Safety Codes Officers
ID #1-BCPS Building Construction and Protection Systems
ID #1-PMSC Properties of Materials
ID #1-CSSC Communication Skills
ID #1-FSFSC Fire Service Familiarization or one year experience as a firefighter Correspondence, Client-hosted $545
ID #1-FOCD

In this course learn what is expected of investigators in the fire discipline. The course describes the physical evidence at a fire scene and develops the skills investigators need to interpret fire patterns and the physical evidence.

Evaluation: proctored written exam


Prerequisite: ID #1-LFSC Law for Fire Safety Codes Officers
ID #1-BCPS Building Construction and Protection Systems
ID #1-PMSC Properties of Materials
ID #1-CSSC Communication Skills
ID #1-FSFSC Fire Service Familiarization or one year experience as a firefighter
Alternative delivery method: Correspondence, Client-hosted
Course Cost: $545
Investigation Procedures
ID #1-IP

In this course learn the purpose of an investigation including: legal considerations; reports and recommendations; scientific criminal investigative procedures;  media presentations; assessment of, safety at, and searching and recording the scene; questioning of suspects and witnesses; sketching and diagram preparation; analysis of evidence; logic; and courtroom attendance and presentation.

Evaluation: proctored written exam
ID #1-FOCD Fire Origin and Cause Determination $545 Oct 23 - 26, 2017
ID #1-IP

In this course learn the purpose of an investigation including: legal considerations; reports and recommendations; scientific criminal investigative procedures;  media presentations; assessment of, safety at, and searching and recording the scene; questioning of suspects and witnesses; sketching and diagram preparation; analysis of evidence; logic; and courtroom attendance and presentation.

Evaluation: proctored written exam


Prerequisite: ID #1-FOCD Fire Origin and Cause Determination
Course Cost: $545
Scheduled: Oct 23 - 26, 2017
Investigator Practical Evaluation
ID #2-IPESC

In this practical evaluation you’ll demonstrate the process for fire investigation according to the general guidelines referred to in both the ETC Fire Investigator Level I courses and NFPA 921-Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations.

Evaluation: practical evaluation
ID #1-IP Investigation Procedures $545 Nov 6 - 9, 2017
ID #2-IPESC

In this practical evaluation you’ll demonstrate the process for fire investigation according to the general guidelines referred to in both the ETC Fire Investigator Level I courses and NFPA 921-Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations.

Evaluation: practical evaluation


Prerequisite: ID #1-IP Investigation Procedures
Course Cost: $545
Scheduled: Nov 6 - 9, 2017
Courtroom and Legal Procedures for Fire SCO
ID #1-CLPSC

In this course learn to operate effectively within a civil or criminal/quasi-criminal (regulatory) court setting. The course will expose you to the theoretical basis for legal process and to practical experience with the judicial process (both civil and regulatory) leading up to the trial and throughout the trial process itself.

Evaluation: proctored written exam
ID #2-IPESC Investigator Practical Evaluation $545 Feb 6 - 10, 2017
ID #1-CLPSC

In this course learn to operate effectively within a civil or criminal/quasi-criminal (regulatory) court setting. The course will expose you to the theoretical basis for legal process and to practical experience with the judicial process (both civil and regulatory) leading up to the trial and throughout the trial process itself.

Evaluation: proctored written exam


Prerequisite: ID #2-IPESC Investigator Practical Evaluation
Course Cost: $545
Scheduled: Feb 6 - 10, 2017
Building Evaluation and Plans Review
ID #1-BEPR

In this course learn to apply codes and standards to plans review and building evaluation so you can identify, document and address all deficiencies. You will also learn to modify existing codes and standards and to recommend policies and procedures for the delivery of inspection services.

Evaluation: assignment (practical evaluation)
ID #1-CLPSC Courtroom and Legal Procedures for Fire Safety Codes Officers $545 Feb 13 - 17, 2017
ID #1-BEPR

In this course learn to apply codes and standards to plans review and building evaluation so you can identify, document and address all deficiencies. You will also learn to modify existing codes and standards and to recommend policies and procedures for the delivery of inspection services.

Evaluation: assignment (practical evaluation)


Prerequisite: ID #1-CLPSC Courtroom and Legal Procedures for Fire Safety Codes Officers
Course Cost: $545
Scheduled: Feb 13 - 17, 2017
Advanced Investigation Processes
ID #1-AINVP

In this course learn to use detection equipment, to do laboratory processing, and to mark and tag evidence. You’ll also learn the guidelines and recommended practices for systematic investigations; photographic techniques and admissibility of photographic evidence. The course also covers adult and juvenile fire setting behaviours, detection equipment, accelerants, fire deaths, disposal of evidence and exhibits, preparing a curriculum vitae, the crime of arson, electrical fires and incendiary devices.

Evaluation: proctored written exam


ID #1-IP Investigation Procedures $545 Mar 6 - 9, 2017
ID #1-AINVP

In this course learn to use detection equipment, to do laboratory processing, and to mark and tag evidence. You’ll also learn the guidelines and recommended practices for systematic investigations; photographic techniques and admissibility of photographic evidence. The course also covers adult and juvenile fire setting behaviours, detection equipment, accelerants, fire deaths, disposal of evidence and exhibits, preparing a curriculum vitae, the crime of arson, electrical fires and incendiary devices.

Evaluation: proctored written exam




Prerequisite: ID #1-IP Investigation Procedures
Course Cost: $545
Scheduled: Mar 6 - 9, 2017
Applied Investigation (Practical)
ID #1-AIPRA

In this course apply the skills and knowledge you learned to write a report that justifies the logic of your investigative process and findings.

Evaluation: practical evaluation

Note: Students are required to provide their own most recent copies of the Alberta Fire Code and the Alberta Building Code.

ID #1-AINVP Advanced Investigation Processes $545 Mar 13 - 16, 2017
ID #1-AIPRA

In this course apply the skills and knowledge you learned to write a report that justifies the logic of your investigative process and findings.

Evaluation: practical evaluation

Note: Students are required to provide their own most recent copies of the Alberta Fire Code and the Alberta Building Code.



Prerequisite: ID #1-AINVP Advanced Investigation Processes
Course Cost: $545
Scheduled: Mar 13 - 16, 2017