Vacant and Abandoned Buildings: Hazards and Solutions

Credit Hours:  4
Approximate reading time: 2.5 Hours
Approximate online time: 1.5 Hours

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Program Abstract

This purpose of this module is to provide fire investigators with an awareness of the unique characteristics of vacant and abandoned structures and how these characteristics contribute to the ways these structures often burn and the special challenges in investigating these fires. The module provides investigators with information on how to determine property ownership, an awareness of the special hazards posed by vacant and abandoned buildings and the challenges of conducting a safe and successful investigation. 

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