Course Fee: £400.00
Course Dates: 13th-14th June 2017
This two day short course provides participants with the opportunity to experience a ‘real’ compartment fire. The aim is to build understanding of fire and fire behaviour and then to apply this in support of the knowledge and skills required for fire investigation. The course assumes no prior knowledge and develops from the basics of fire and combustion, fuels and fuel load in a compartment, compartment fires and investigation of compartment fires.
Emphasis is placed on practical activities at the fire scene with some additional interactive classroom sessions. Participants initially develop their knowledge of fire and fire behaviour through the observation of single item fires. They will then observe and analyse a pre-fire compartment and discuss the opportunity for fire ignition and fire development. Observation of the compartment fire will further develop understanding of the different stages of fire growth and development and will demonstrate the influence of the compartment. A systematic investigation of the fire scene allows participants to build their skills in recognising and interpreting fire scene indicators and in the techniques used by fire investigators including recording, photographing and recovery of evidence. Additional support in the investigation is provided by an accelerant canine in the investigation of suspicious fires.
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