Writing the Initial Origin and Cause Report Credit Hours: 3 Approximate reading time: 1 Hour Approximate online time: 1 Hour 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 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.