FSC 3302: Fire Investigation and Analysis


Examines the dynamics of ignition, flame spread, and room fire growth and explores all phases of fire and explosion investigation and other fire department functions related to incendiary fire analysis and investigation.


  1. Analyze fire investigation organizations.
  2. Evaluate the analytical approaches to fire investigation.
  3. Examine physical properties associated with different fuels.
  4. Analyze the sources of ignition.
  5. Discuss the investigative process for various types of fires.
  6. Compare explosions and explosive combustion.
  7. Evaluate laboratory services during the investigative process.
  8. Explain the fire investigator’s role involving fire related deaths and injuries.


  1. FSC 2010


Kirk's fire investigation (Rev: 7th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson Education (2012)
Author: DeHaan, J. D., & Icove, D. J.
ISBN: 9780135082638
Price: $68.97

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