• Program: Fire Protection
  • Course: Fire Investigation II
  • Course #: FRPT2120
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course is designed to teach the student the basic skills needed for fire investigations. The student will learn basic insurance concerns, photography, use of sketching devices, investigative techniques, and characteristics of wildland fires, vehicle fires and fatal fires. The student will learn about explosives, incendiary, legal aspects, interviews, field notes and report writing.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Evaluate the different types of information to collect
Classify basic insurance terms
Examine home owners, commercial, industrial, and vehicle fire insurance policies
Contrast the process of gathering evidence
Evaluate criminal and civil legal options
Demonstrate the process of identifying, collecting and storing evidence

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  FRPT1125 or instructor approval
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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