ABOUT THE INSTITUTE
PURPOSE: The Institute combines peer-supervised practical field training with classroom theory to enhance the competency and reliability of the investigator’s forensic fire analytical skills.
MISSION: The Institute develops skilled forensic fire investigators by providing customized scientific training through both classroom theory and hands on field experience in a peer-supervised setting.
VISION: Using its Core Beliefs as a guide, the Institute strives to become the world’s foremost institute in providing the combination of quality hands on training and education in the field of forensic fire investigation.
The Scientific Method: The use of well-defined and peer-reviewed procedures, based upon the Scientific Method, will enhance the reliability and validity of origin and cause determinations of forensic fire investigators.
NFPA 1033 and NFPA 921: The parameters of NFPA 1033 and NFPA 921 provide a valuable backdrop against which the competencies and methodologies of a skilled forensic fire investigator should be trained, measured, assessed, and refined.
Progressive Research: The Institute prioritizes the funding for research into the development of scientific techniques to improve the quality and reliability of data collection and analysis in forensic fire investigation.
Field Experience and Peer Review: Practical, hands on field experience where investigators can apply classroom training and hone skills under the supervision of a qualified instructor, is critical to increasing the reliability and validity of an investigator’s conclusions.
Professionalism: The industry of forensic fire investigation is best served by actively promoting respect, integrity, diversity and opportunity within the profession.
The Institute recognizes that professional students have different learning styles. Therefore, we have introduced a variety of teaching methods to stimulate auditory, kinesthetic, and visual learners. All of our instructors are experts in the areas that they teach and endeavor to have participants become competent and proficient in the skills of investigating fires. Our instructors also have the experience that allows them to assess student understanding and adjust to other forms of teaching to stimulate learning.
Fundamentals of Fire Training: March 23 & 24, April 6 & 7: Sydney, NS
April 13 & 14, April 27 & 28: Halifax, NS
Certified Wildland Fire Investigator Course:
May 6 - 10: Halifax, NS
At the Fire Science Institute, we are committed to providing the latest education in fire investigation, combining classroom theory with in-the-field training. Our qualified instructors are dedicated to providing progressive, customized interactive training, education and testing to meet the needs of forensic fire investigators
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At the Fire Science Institute, we are committed to providing the latest education in fire investigation, combining classroom theory with in-the-field training. Our qualified instructors are dedicated to providing progressive, customized interactive training, education and testing to meet the needs of forensic fire investigators.