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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Firefighter Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation (INV 401)

Formerly Firefighter Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation (FSC 401)
Location: 

New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island, New York.

Length: 

80 hours (2 weeks). 

Dates: 

April 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

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: 

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.

Credit recommendation: 

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).

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