Fire Investigation Safety Officer Training

Whether as a dedicated position at a post-fire investigation or an additional assigned role, this advanced-level fire investigator training course will prepare experienced fire investigators to serve as a safety officer/manager/supervisor at a large or complex fire investigation. The course material includes the latest safety information from a wide variety of sources and incorporates relevant FEMA ICS Safety Officer information. 

Fire Investigation Safety Officer Training Course Topics:

  • The Role of the Fire Investigation Safety Officer: Before, During, and After the Investigation

  • Hazards and Risk

  • An Overview of Post-fire Scene Health Hazards

  • Building Systems and Construction

  • Safety Hazards, Prevention Methods, and Procedures

  • Responding to Damaged Structures

  • Post-incident Responsibilities

  • There will be a final group activity where a written safety assessment is prepared, and an oral presentation made


  • A basic fire investigation course of at least 40 tested hours
  • required modules
    Electrical Safety
    Fundamentals of Residential Building Construction
    Fire Investigator Scene Safety

  • NIMS/ICS 100, 200 and one of the following: 300, 400, 700, 800 
    These can be taken online at
  • Hazmat technician or similar HAZWOPER training is recommended


July 25-28, 2023 – Henrico, VA