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Arson and Fire Investigation

Resources and training opportunities for firefighters, first responders and fire investigators.

Fire investigation blog

Arson Awareness Week is May 7‑13, 2023

This year's theme is “Understanding and Mitigating Youth Firesetting Issues — A Guide to Success.” Please check back for content to support the week.

Resources and training opportunities

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Fire investigation: The first responder's role

First responders: Learn how to recognize and preserve crucial fire investigation evidence.

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Arson response during civil unrest

Review these critical actions that first responders must take to help ensure a safe response to arson fires during civil unrest incidents.

NFA fire investigation students


National Fire Academy training courses teach fire service personnel about the science and techniques required to conduct modern fire investigations and how to pursue arson cases through the judicial system.

See also: Accelerate Your Professional Development as a Fire Investigator

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Preparing for arson attacks in wildland urban interface areas

Posted: Feb. 17, 2022

A new First Responders Toolbox, Mitigating the Threat of Terrorist-Initiated Arson Attacks on Wildland-Urban Interface Areas, is now available for download.

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