This is a program focusing on the theory and principles of fire combustion and behavior applied to the analysis of fires and their causes.
Includes instruction in fire behavior and combustion, fire dynamics, hazardous materials chemistry, incendiary fire analysis, fire-related human behavior, forensic procedures, investigative techniques, case management and case preparation.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Fire/Arson Investigation and Prevention Major?
Very basically, with a major/degree in this field you will likely have a career as a Fire/Arson Investigator where you determine the origins and causes of fires. You research the factors that contributed to the start of a fire such as source(s) of ignition and combustible materials. You do, at times, work through dangerous environments. This major/degree requires both investigative and academic preparation.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Fire/Arson Investigation and Prevention Major
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Publications/Magazines in Fire/Arson Investigation and Prevention