The Deposition Part 1: Format, Content, and Preparation Credit Hours: 3 Approximate reading time: 0.5 Hours Approximate online time: 0.5 Hours You Must Be Signed In To View This Program. Register Today NFPA Documents Disclaimer- NFPA and other resource editions cited within the CFITrainer.Net site were current as of the release of the respective modules. The field of fire investigation and its guiding documents are constantly evolving and it is incumbent upon the fire investigator to remain up to date with the guidance in the current editions of the documents referenced in all modules on CFITrainer.Net, regardless of which edition was used in the writing of the module. Program Abstract One of the legal proceedings that may require the fire investigator to testify is a deposition. Depositions are often related to civil proceedings, but more and more jurisdictions are using them in criminal cases. The setting of and attendees in the deposition differs from those of a courtroom hearing or trial. However, the deposition is testimony, just as if you were in a courtroom.This module introduces the fire investigator to the elements of a deposition and discusses the various lines of questioning typically pursued during the proceeding.The module concludes with a brief discussion of how a fire investigator should prepare for the deposition. This module is the first in a two-part series on depositions. It is recommended that the user take this module first, then take "The Deposition Part 2: Questioning Tactics and Effective Responses."