2024 Motor Vehicle Fire Courses

Two Offerings!

The New Jersey Chapter of the International Association for Arson Investigators (NJIAAI) is offering two Motor Vehicle Fire Investigation Courses!

Central Region: Tuesday June 4th – Thursday June 6th 2024 

Middlesex County Fire Academy

Central Region Motor Vehicle Fire Course Registration

South Region: Tuesday July 30th – Thursday August 1st 2024

Cape May Fire Academy

South Region Motor Vehicle Fire Course Registration

Hope to see you there!


2022 Edition of NFPA 1033

Topics in the updated edition of NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, cover the full range of investigation issues encountered on the job, including the following:

  • Scene examination
  • Documenting the scene
  • Evidence collection and preservation
  • Interviewing
  • Post-incident investigation
  • Presentation of findings

Quality investigations start with qualified investigators.

Personnel need to be prepared with the most up-to-date knowledge when facing fire risks, arson, and other hazards in both the private and public sectors. Updates were made to align the 2022 edition of NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, more closely with NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, because it is common practice for fire investigators to use both standards. Requirements were also updated and simplified for end users’ understanding and ease of use.

The actions and conclusions of fire investigators can have serious consequences from legal and economic standpoints, so it is essential that they be fully qualified to evaluate the situation and circumstances so they can conduct complete, accurate investigations.

2024 Edition of NFPA 921

The 2024 edition marks some of the most substantial changes since the original publication of the document.

The Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations offers the most complete and relevant industry information and practices. The publication features full-color images that convey core concepts and examples to provide you with deeper insight into fundamental investigation methodologies.

Notable changes in the 2024 edition include:

    • Additional guidance on an investigator’s potential confirmation bias, opinions, and expressions of certainty
    • The impact of suppression activities on fire ventilation and flow path remote from the area of origin
    • Relocation of all fire effects on electrical systems and components to Chapter 6
    • Four general classifications of fire causes added for investigators and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs)
    • Additional guidance on fire investigator safety, health, and wellness.
    • Expanded text on investigating fire involving hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs)
    • Revised chapter on wildfire investigations, including new terminology and unique indicators associated with these investigations

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