This course is designed to show the arson investigator the different forms of matter and energy, common substances and how they relate to fires. The curriculum will discuss chemical formulas of flammable and combustible substances and their bonding and separations. Other course material includes the different chemical reactions related to fire and oxidation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the specific substances used by arsonists to ignite and accelerate burnings. This course is recommended for the U.S. Fire Administration Higher Education (FESHE) degree. This course is required for the Fire Investigator I and Fire Safety Inspector II certifications.
Terms Typically Offered: Summer
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes
for the term.
The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide
Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public
institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.