This block of instruction will serve to satisfy, in part or whole, requirements concerning continuing education posted in NFPA 1033 Section 4.1.7 .

  • Evaluating and analyzing a fire scene using a systematic method to determine the origin and cause of the fire.
  • Understand and apply systematic approach and scientific method to determine the area of fire origin, then cause.
  • Identify fire patterns.
  • Identify fire causes/classifications.
  • Identify methods of testing and eliminating hypotheses (as part of the scientific method).

Program topics include: NFPA 921 Chapter 18 – Origin Determination, NFPA 921 Chapter 19 – Fire Cause Determination, NFPA 1033, Fire Scene Investigation, Ignition Sources, First Fuel Ignited, Cause Classifications, Fire Investigation Methodology, Initial Response, Examination, Fire Patterns, Fire Effects, Ventilation, Reconstruction, Accidental Sources of Ignition, Evidence of Incendiarism, and Hypothesis Development & Testing.

Hosts for this class must provide a training facility conducive to the size of the class expected, and audio visual equipment that supports class size and a PowerPoint presentation

* 8 Hours Tested



8 Hours of Tested Training

Upcoming Sessions of Origin and Cause:

None currently scheduled; please call IAAI at 800-468-4224 for more information