FRPT2120 Fire Investigation II

This course is designed to teach the student the basic skills needed for fire investigations. The student will learn basic insurance concerns, photography, use of sketching devices, investigative techniques, and characteristics of wildland fires, vehicle fires and fatal fires. The student will learn about explosives, incendiary, legal aspects, interviews, field notes and report writing.




FRPT1125 or instructor approval

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Evaluate the different types of information to collect
Classify basic insurance terms
Examine home owners, commercial, industrial, and vehicle fire insurance policies
Contrast the process of gathering evidence
Evaluate criminal and civil legal options
Demonstrate the process of identifying, collecting and storing evidence

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Course Credits section of this syllabus for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).


Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

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