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Fire Investigation Safety Officer 7.25-28.23 VA


Fire Investigation Safety Officer
Henrico Fire Marshals Office
7701 E. Parham Road
Henrico, VA  23292
July 25 – 28, 2023 
Tuesday – Thursday, 8am – 5p
Friday, 8am – 1:30pm
28 Hours Tested Training

Overview: Whether as a dedicated position at a post-fire investigation or an additional assigned role, this advanced-level fire investigator training course will prepare experienced fire investigators to serve as a safety officer/manager/supervisor at a large or complex fire investigation. The course material includes the latest safety information from a wide variety of sources and incorporates relevant FEMA ICS Safety Officer information. 

Topics covered:
1. The Role of the Fire Investigation Safety Officer: Before, During, and After the Investigation 
2. Hazards and Risk
3. An Overview of Post-fire Scene Health Hazards
4. Building Systems and Construction
5. Safety Hazards, Prevention Methods, and Procedures
6. Responding to Damaged Structures
7. Post-incident Responsibilities
There will be a final group activity where a written safety assessment is prepared, and an oral presentation made.

Prerequisites: Prospective students must have at least three years of fire scene exam experience and have successfully completed 
• A basic fire investigation course of at least 40 tested hours
CFITrainer.net courses
o Electrical Safety
o Fundamentals of Residential Building Construction
o Fire Investigator Scene Safety 
o Site Safety Assessment
• NIMS/ICS 100, 200 and one of the following: 300, 400, 700, 800 
o Some of these can be taken online, see https://training.fema.gov/nims/  for more information
Hazmat operations or similar HAZWOPER training is recommended. 

Students must bring a laptop, tablet, etc. for coursework

Course Assignment: Students must watch the video Vertical and Lateral Load Path - Structural Analysis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9Dnxs8CLJM&t=1594s (just over one hour) before the second day of class.

Registration Fees: Class limited to 30 Students
IAAI Member - $400.00
Non-Member - $600.00
Debit/Credit Card payments only. If you must use a check or other means please contact iaai-training@firearson.com

Preferred Hotel

Drury Plaza Hotel Richmond
11049 W. Broad Street
Glen Allen, VA 23060-5937
Telephone: (804) 354-1542

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