UH Fire Marshal’s Office and UH Police Department Collaborate on Training

fire-certification-highlight.jpgThe University of Houston’s Fire Marshal’s Office held a two-month certified fire investigator course for interested UH Police Department personnel. The curriculum covered many topics that police officers are accustomed to performing but also many issues specific to fire investigations, including basic fire science, fire patterns, fire protection systems, and incendiary fires, to name a few.

All the officers took a practical skills test and a course final at the end of the course. Every UHPD officer in attendance passed and they are now eligible to sit for the Texas Commission on Fire Protection’s fire investigator test. The UH Police Department now has several officers who can assist the UH Fire Marshal’s Office in fire investigations.