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Wildland Fire Investigation Case Development (FI-310) (XP)

Acronym: 
WFICD
Length: 
5 Training Days
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Description

Wildland Fire Investigation Case Development (FI-310) (WFICD)  is based on the certification standards and training programs for wildland fire investigators put in place by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). It is intended to provide the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and manage more complex fire investigation cases, in particular where serial arson is involved. The training focuses on case development, management, and organization as it pertains to wildland fire investigations and builds upon the information presented in the Wildland Fire Origin and Cause Determination Training Program (WFOCD/FI-210). Wildland fires result in tremendous devastation of public resources and private property. The increasing frequency of these types of fires has brought on a need for additional, specially trained fire investigators.  The program is a combination of lecture, break-out sessions, and a practical exercise. In the break-out sessions and the final practical exercise, student teams will plan, analyze, organize, and conduct a complex, serial arson investigation.

Prerequisites

  1. Applicant must be a law enforcement officer/agent with arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws or fire management personnel who have responsibilities for the investigation of wildland fires.
  2. Students must have successfully completed the Wildland Fire Origin & Cause Determination (F1-210) (WFOCD_FI210) before registering for the course.

Required Training Materials

None.

Program Syllabus/Curriculum

  • Case Organization and Documentation
  • Behavior Evidence Analysis
  • Investigation Team Management
  • Wildland Arson Investigative Techniques
  • Preparing The Case Plan
  • Physical Evidence Management
  • Wildland Fire Investigation Forensics Interview
  • Search and Seizure
  • Case Presentation
  • Courtroom Testimony

Program Registration

Federal organization personnel should contact their agency training officer to register for training, email questions to FLETCAdmissions@fletc.dhs.gov or telephone 912-267-3344. 

State, local and tribal officers requesting training should register online. If organizational support is required or you have additional needs, please email stateandlocaltraining@dhs.gov or call us at 1-800-743-5382.

International (non-US) personnel should email FLETC-intlrqst@fletc.dhs.gov or telephone 912-261-4023.

Program Contact Info

Glynco: (912) 554-4828