New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience
Firefighter Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation (INV 401)
80 hours (2 weeks).
April 2018 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: to write Line of Duty Death (LODD) reports by gathering, identifying, logging and photographing evidence; take measurements, create an investigation timeline, conduct interviews of all persons involved, and serve as members of the LODD Investigation Team, that includes four Battalion Chiefs and one firefighter.
Instruction includes both lecture and supervised laboratory experiences and focuses on investigation of firefighter fatalities or serious injuries. Major topics include, but are not limited to: Safety Battalion, Apparatus Accidents, Evidence Collection and Protection, Marine Operations, Counseling, Interviewing Techniques, and Thermal Imaging Camera and Radios. Prerequisite: This course is open to Battalion Chiefs with at least two years in the rank of Battalion Chief or firefighter with a minimum of ten years on the job.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 5 semester hours in Occupational Safety and Health, Fire Service Management, Fire Service Administration OR 4 semester hours in Occupational Safety and Health, Fire Service Management, Fire Service Administration and 1 semester hour in Criminal Justice (6/18).