NFPA 1033 Fire Investigation Education

Complete our standards-based online fire investigation education from the convenience of your computer – either at your fire department or from home. Once complete, attend a scheduled two-day practical skills development and evaluation session. Upon successful completion of the practical and cognitive testing, students will receive ProBoard accreditation from the College of the Rockies.
Register by July 15 to attend the pracitcum on September 28 - 29, 2019!

Who should take this course?

If you are interested in affordable fire investigation education with flexible scheduling. FireWise programs are designed for restricted budgets (i.e. travel costs and time away from work) and those with busy professional and personal lives.


  • Several subject matter experts, including Dr. DeHaan, contributed to the development of the course content.
  • Study Guides are the current edition of NFPA 921 or Jones and Bartlett’s Fire Investigator Principles and Practice.
  • All chapters of NFPA 921 and Jones and Bartlett’s Fire investigator Principles and Practice are covered. 

Course benefits:

  • Convenient and affordable fire investigation education with less travel costs, time away from work and scheduling conflicts.
  • Informed by decades of fire investigation field work, this course has all the behind the scenes experience to grow individuals professionally.
  • Small class size limited to 24 participants. 
  • University-quality designed curriculum; easy to navigate learning platform.


No pre-requisite required.

Course delivery:

Online or blended (if accreditation is required). 

Course structure:

Twenty-four chapters with a mid-term quiz, concluding with a final exam.


24 +/- hours of online study time. With our suggested learning timeline and defined learning timeframes this is completed over 9 weeks or at your own pace ahead of a booked practicum.


$995 without ProBoard Accreditation, $1,745 with ProBoard Accreditation. Prices do not include applicable taxes. Register here!


FireWise partnered with the world’s leading fire investigation expert, Dr. John David DeHaan to deliver this proprietary training program.

With over 40 years’ experience in fire and explosion related forensic science, Dr. DeHaan has been involved in many national and international efforts to improve fire investigation. He has authored six editions of Kirk’s Fire Investigation since 1982, one of the most widely used textbook in the field.

Together with Dr. DeHann, Mr. Bob Turley, a founding partner of FireWise, delivers the fire investigation curriculum founded on 40 years of fire investigation experience. Bob was responsible for developing and implementing numerous fire prevention and investigation training programs. His first-hand knowledge is the foundation for this innovative learning program. Having testified as an expert witness in several fire investigation litigation cases, Bob shares his experience in a way that will benefit any fire investigator. To learn more of Bob’s extensive history click here.


Developed in collaboration with several subject matter experts including Dr. John DeHaan.


Course certificate awarded upon achieving 70% or higher on the online portion of the course. If ProBoard accreditation is required, completion of the practicum is mandatory.

Practicum (optional):

Students wishing to obtain ProBoard accreditation from the College of the Rockies may opt to participate in a two-day practical skills development and evaluation session including a live cubicle burn plus investigation. Pre-requisite: completion of the online portion of the course. Practicums are scheduled at regular intervals. 

The next practicum is scheduled for September 28 - 29, 2019 in central Alberta in partnership with Blackfalds Fire Rescue. Register by July 15 to finish the online course for practicum attendance. 

Technical requirements:

High speed internet connection and current internet browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox or Edge.

Course materials:

NFPA 921 (2017) or Jones and Bartlett’s Fire Investigator Principles and Practice 4th or 5th editions (not provided in course fee).

Training support:

  • In-house course instructor, Bob Turley is available by email or phone for questions and assistance.
  • Technical support available during regular business hours.

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