Approximate reading time: 2.5 Hours
Approximate online time: 1.5 Hours
NFPA 1033 section 1.3.7 requires that fire investigators obtain and maintain an "up-to-date basic knowledge…beyond the high school level" of fire chemistry. This module addresses the foundations of fire chemistry and places it within the context of fire scene investigations. Topics discussed include fire, fuels, heat, ignition, flame, and flame spread. The program also discusses how fire chemistry knowledge may be applied in fire investigations.