1. To use the scientific method to determine the origin and cause of a fire. Evaluate fire load, fire
development and burn patterns to determine the intensity and progression of the fire and the impact of fire code deficiencies.
2. Students should be able to effectively communicate in writing their findings and have them submitted for evaluation, approval and implementation.
3. Students should be able to determine if a fire was accidental, natural, incendiary in nature or must be considered undetermined. Work with outside agencies to establish party, item or circumstances responsible for ignition scenario.
4. Students should identify hazardous materials or other safety hazards and the appropriate course of mitigation necessary to render a fire scene reasonably safe to investigate.