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Wildland Fire Origin and Cause Determination (F1-210) (XP)

5 Training Days
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The Wildland Fire Origin & Cause Determination (F1-210) (WFOCD) is based on the recently developed certification standards and training programs for wildland fire investigators put in place by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG).  This program culminates in a six hour practical exercise where students work as a team to investigate and document a wildland fire case. Teams will determine the fire origin, collect evidence, conduct interviews, and document the case.  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.


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.

Required Training Materials


Program Syllabus/Curriculum

  • Professional Ethics For Fire Investigators
  • Fire Behavior and Burn Pattern Interpretation
  • Fire Scene Evidence, Identification, Preservation, and Collection
  • Fire Investigation Methodology
  • Witness Interviewing  
  • Ignition Factors and Sources
  • Arson Recognition
  • Courtroom Preparation and Testimony

Program Registration

Federal organization personnel should contact their agency training officer to register for training, email questions to 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 or call us at 1-800-743-5382.

International (non-US) personnel should email or telephone 912-261-4023.

Program Contact Info

Glynco: (912) 554-4828