Seminar: Forensic Fire Analysis Institute and Detroit Fire Department Fire Investigation Division – Advanced Fire Investigation Training

May 16-20, 2022


Participants will choose two of the following courses: 

  • Techniques for Origin Determination – Participants will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of fire science, laboratory examinations, and how to apply this knowledge to assess possible ignition mechanisms and failures. The candidate’s knowledge of ignition sequence concepts will be tested with a focus towards competencies of the heat source in the context of the first fuel ignited.
  • Fundamentals of Scene Documentation – Topics will include photography, diagramming, and note taking. Participants will demonstrate a working knowledge of traditional and newer tools and technology in documenting a fire and explosion scene.
  • Electricity and Electrical Systems – The class combines electrical theory with practical skills related to the analysis of 120/240- Volt electrical systems encountered in typical residential and commercial structures. Participants will be able to explain and describe how electrical systems are installed and setup for residential systems as well as demonstrate how to document and analyze electrical systems and potential failures with standard equipment and tools.

Registration Fee: $750. Courses will be instructed by subject matter experts and industry professionals from the Forensic Fire Analysis Institute including: Nicole Brewer, Ryan Cox, Greg Gorbett, William Hicks, Kyle Higgins, Thomas Sing, Stuart Sklar, Bryan Winnigham, and Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator Instructors from the Detroit Fire Department. 

For Michigan Law Enforcement Officers and Michigan Professional Firefighters, this course is MCOLES and MFFTC Q-Course registered.


May 16-20, 2022

Location: Wayne County Community College

Downriver Campus 

21000 Northline Road Taylor, MI