Training & Courses

Our classes are designed to provide the student with the technical competencies required to conduct fire origin and cause investigations. We go one step further ensuring our students are competent in those skills before they complete a program of study.

Currently, much of the fire investigation training offered around the world is classroom-based or virtual training solely focused on knowledge. This sole focus on knowledge is failing to prepare the investigators to attain the necessary skills to perform the tasks of an investigator. FFAI will offer both virtual and hands-on, teacher-supervised training in the latest forensic and fire investigation techniques. Training offered through FFAI will include both a substantial practical component as well as a theoretical component to ensure the attendees are competent and proficient in the skills being taught.

The FFAI Board Certification Programs offer the next step for the professional investigator to document their knowledge through competency and proficiency testing to achieve board certification in the competency areas found in NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigators.  Completion of the FFAI board certification process demonstrates the investigator has met one or more of the individual competencies as assessed by an independent peer-reviewed organization.

Best parts were live burns, live demonstrations of electrical failures, analysis of fire origin at burn cells, and creation of circuits.

Seminar: Fuel Gas System Fires Seminar
October 21-22, 2021

Forensic Fire Analysis Institute will be hosting Jack Sanderson at EKU on October 21-22, 2021. He will be instructing a two-day class on Fuel Gas System Fires and Gas Appliances. The curriculum is based on NFPA 921 (2021 Edition) Chapter 10-Building Fuel Gas Systems.  Small props will be used for hands-on exercises and learning. Limited seating is available, so please register ASAP. EKU and FFAI follow the CDC recommended guidelines for indoor and outdoor activities, please plan accordingly. 

The fundamentals of residential and commercial natural and propane gas systems will be examined. Component identification and characteristics of operation will be discussed. Hands-on analysis of gas systems and component identification will be conducted in the context of what to analyze for involvement in fuel gas explosions and fires. Procedures for identification, collection, and preservation of fuel gas systems will be demonstrated and participants will be required to perform these activities for completion of the course. The participants will also be required to perform testing of systems (e.g. Gas meter test, flow and lock up tests, soap bubble test, pressure drop tests).

Being able to apply theory, written descriptions and illustrations to actual burns was great; just what I’ve been needing to do to improve. The balance between classroom and hands-on was excellent.

Seminar – $395 (USD)

When
October 21-22, 2021

Where
Eastern Kentucky University
521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond, KY 40475, USA

Coming Soon

Future Classes


Fuel Gas Appliances

Type of Test: Knowledge & Skills
Type of Training: Hands On
NFPA Component: NFPA 921

Electrical Appliances

Type of Test: Knowledge & Skills
Type of Training:Hands On
NFPA Component: NFPA 921

Electrical Systems Analysis

Type of Test: Knowledge & Skills
Type of Training:Hands On
NFPA Component: NFPA 921

Computer Fire Modeling

Type of Test: Knowledge & Skills
Type of Training:Hands On
NFPA Component: NFPA 921/SFPE

Wildland Fire

Type of Test: Knowledge & Skills
Type of Training:Hands On
NFPA Component: NFPA 921

Vehicle Fire

Type of Test: Knowledge & Skills
Type of Training:Hands On
NFPA Component: NFPA 921

Heavy Equipment Fires

Type of Test: Knowledge & Skills
Type of Training:Hands On
NFPA Component: NFPA 921

Marine Fires

Type of Test: Knowledge & Skills
Type of Training:Hands On
NFPA Component: NFPA 921

Fire Protection Systems

Type of Test: Knowledge & Skills
Type of Training:Hands On
NFPA Component: NFPA 921/FPH

Hazardous Materials

Type of Test: Knowledge & Skills
Type of Training:Hands On
NFPA Component: OTI/OSHA/NFPA 921