Writing the Initial Origin and Cause Report

Credit Hours:  3
Approximate reading time: 1 Hour
Approximate online time: 1 Hour

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Program Abstract

This module presents the key elements of the initial origin and cause report and methods of clearly presenting findings in a professional manner. The program discusses the spectrum of types of investigative reports, the standards and guides that apply to report writing, provides suggested report content, and tips to assist the fire investigator in constructing solid reports and avoiding common mistakes. The information presented in this module can be applied to both public sector and private sector initial origin and cause reports.

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