Event Detail2018-08-04T15:43:11+00:00
Seminar Title

NFPA Education Requirements for 1033

Dates of Events

08/11/2020 through 08/12/2020

Last Updated: 06/09/2020
Instructor(s): Steve Riggs
Location: Longview Fire Training Center - 411 American Legion Blvd, Longview, TX 75601
Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites North - 3044 Eastman Road, Longview, TX 75605
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio


Steve Riggs, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, CVFI & CFII Certified
State of Oklahoma (Retired)
Steve Riggs retired after twenty-two years of Law Enforcement, and Fire Service Experience in Oklahoma. Steve has been examining fire scenes for 40 years. Steve holds a Bachelors Degree in Emergency Management, and has extensive training in Fire Cause Determination, Criminal Investigation, Arson Investigation, Evidence Processing, Interviewing Techniques, and Case Management. He is a Certified Police and Fire Instructor and a Certified Fire Investigator Instructor. Mr. Riggs has successfully been involved in many Fire/Arson Prosecutions in Oklahoma and was involved in a Federal Prosecution. To date, he has never lost an Arson Case. Steve has authored and co-authored several fire training manuals and written “A Critical Analysis of NFPA 921 User’s Manual 2nd Edition”. Steve lectures nationally to Local, State, Federal Agencies, Insurance Companies, Private, and Military Investigators, Prosecutors, Vehicle Manufacture Represent-atives and their Engineers. Steve is on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Fire Investigators.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
NFPA® Educational
Requirements for 1033
“Professional Qualifications For Fire Investigator”


Course Objectives:
Fire investigators have been familiar with NFPA® 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigators for many years. Today, as an investigator, the question must be asked, can I assure the court, opposing counsel, and my agency or company that I meet the requirements of NFPA® 1033, Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, especially in the area of the post-secondary education requirements.
During this two day training module, the investigator will be provided with the necessary information to assure he/she meets the requirements of the NFPA® 1033 standard.
During this training module, attendees will receive necessary information to assure compliance for the pertinent requirements, the sixteen (16) post-secondary education requirements as listed in section 1.3.7, an overview of job performance requirements, and proper documentation of training methods to assure compliance when asked to provide documentation.
Upon Successful Completion:
Attendees will have been provided the necessary skills and knowledge to:
Demonstrate the ability to complete various tasks involving the job performance requirements.
The documentation to assure other interested parties, the attendee has met the post-secondary education requirements.
The attendee will be able to demonstrate their documentation pertaining to their received education and training. How to transfer training documentation into his/her CV to assure compliance with the standard.
Demonstrate how the investigators superiors evaluate, test, or check the investigators compliance with the standard, by those who are qualified and approved by the authority having jurisdiction.
Demonstrate compliance with the listed ASTM standards referenced in the standard.
Demonstrate a proper use of the systematic approach and the application of the scientific method.
A link to download resource information will be supplied to each attendee, including but not limited to, check sheets to ensure compliance with the standard.