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


  • At least three years of fire scene exam experience and have successfully completed 
  • A basic fire investigation course of at least 40 tested hours
  • required modules
    Electrical Safety
    Fundamentals of Residential Building Construction
    Fire Investigator Scene Safety
    Site Safety Assessment

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

Students must bring a laptop, tablet, etc. for coursework.

Registration Fees: Class limited to 30 Students
IAAI Member – $400.00
Non-Member – $600.00
Debit/Credit Card payments only. If you must use a check or other means please contact


August 6-9, 2024 – Charleston, SC


October 1-4, 2024 – O'Fallon, IL