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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@fireason.com

Preferred Hotel

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

Reservation Link

Please make your reservations by Friday, June 30,2023  to receive your group rate.  Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability.   Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to your group number 10062200.

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