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FIRE 304 : Fire Investigation and Analysis

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FIRE 304-WW
Campus
Worldwide
College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
FIRE
304
Fire Investigation and Analysis
3
This course examines technical, investigative, legal, and managerial approaches to the arson problem, including principles of incendiary fire analysis and detection, environmental and psychological factors of arson, gang-related arson, legal considerations and trial preparations, managing the fire investigation unit, intervention and mitigation strategies, and shaping the future.

At the end of this course, students should be able to demonstrate a technical understanding of the characteristics and impacts of fire loss and the crime of arson necessary to conduct competent fire investigation and analysis.

Alignment with departmental program outcomes is indicated in parentheses. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to do the following:

1. Document the fire scene, in accordance with best practice and legal requirements. (PO 1, 5))

2. Analyze the fire scenario utilizing the scientific method, fire science, and relevant technology. (PO 2, 3)

3. Analyze the legal foundation for conducting a systematic incendiary fire investigation and case preparation. (PO 4, 5)

4. Design and integrate a variety of arson related intervention and mitigation strategies. (PO 2, 3, 4, 5)

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 


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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Written and oral communications, aviation applications of subject matter, and computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Worldwide Campus.
Mary Kathleen “MK Gorman - 3/31/2014
gormanm@erau.edu
Dr. Ronald T. Wakeham - 3/31/2014
wakehamt@erau.edu
Dr. Ronald T. Wakeham - 3/31/2014
wakehamt@erau.edu
Dr. James Schultz – 3/31/2014
schul9fd@erau.edu
PO#NameDescription
1-5 Bachelor of Fire Science PO 1 - Employ leadership and supervisory knowledge to effectively manage fire and emergency services resources and programs.
PO 2 - Apply research, critical thinking, and analytical decision-making skills to contemporary public safety challenges.
PO 3 - Comprehend and apply foundational fire and emergency services scientific and technical concepts and principles.
PO 4 - Comprehend and implement management, protection, prevention, mitigation, response, recovery, and planning strategies to be responsive to the needs of the community.
PO 5 - Demonstrate a proficiency in identifying and solving problems related to the specialty area using Fire Science knowledge and the interrelationships to historical, organizational, legal, social, political, economic, and physical constructs.
Key: 37