Understanding Undetermined

Credit Hours:  3
Approximate reading time: 0.5 Hours
Approximate online time: 0.5 Hours

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Program Abstract

The word "undetermined" in the fire investigation context is often misunderstood, not least of all because it can refer both to the cause of a fire and the classification of a fire cause. This module will untangle the meanings of "undetermined," straighten out how to use the term correctly, talk about how not to use it, and describe how to properly report fires where "undetermined" is the cause or classification.

This module primarily deals with "undetermined" as a cause. For more information on "undetermined" as a classification, please see the module titled "Fire Investigation for Fire Officers."

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