Expert Report Writing For Fire Investigators

An expert fire report is a central factor that separates the good from the great investigators. A well written report is valued by your employer and clients, strengthens your case, and reflects on the quality and detail that you place into your investigations.

An experienced training team with combined expertise in fire investigation, forensic engineering, and codes enforcement leads the class through a series of dynamic lectures, hands-on desktop exercises, open discussions, and challenging working groups.

By applying the skills learned in Expert Report Writing for Fire Investigators you may jumpstart your career, increase your understanding of the role NFPA 921 and other standards in your reports, and deter attempts to challenge and derail your professional standing. You will learn the latest techniques of how to streamline and structure expert fire reports. Participants receive course notes, draft examples, and a valuable resource library.

This two-day hands-on seminar will show you how to:

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NFPA 1033 - "Thirteen"

NFPA defines a Standard as, “A document,the main test of which contains only mandatory provisions using the word “shall” to indicate requirement and which is in a form generally suitable for mandatory reference by another standard or code or for adoption into law.” This two-day course will present, discuss, and introduce the investigator to all of the “NFPA 1033 Thirteen” requirements for post-secondary education found in section 1.3.8 (2009 ed.). The course is not designed to be all encompassing and attendees are urged not to presume the full breadth of these topics can be covered in two-days. Rather, this will give all attendees the opportunity to familiarize themselves with these requirements, and gather a deeper understanding of these “Thirteen” to improve their appropriate application at the fire investigation scene. Students will also obtain a vast number of resources on where to gather additional information and training on these particular topics, and the latest research relative to fire investigations.

Additionally, tools to catalog and document your training and apply it to the 1033 “Thirteen” and the JPR’s will also be provided. Finally, the students will receive documentation to verify your post-secondary education level training on each of these topics.

What are the thirteen requirements?