Online Students Get Hands-On Experience Investigating Full Scale Room Fire

As part of the supervised fire investigation research exercises on February 7, students in the EKU Online Fire, Arson & Explosion Investigation degree program had the opportunity to come to the Richmond, KY campus to document and investigate a full scale room fire. This gave the online students the opportunity to practice the fire investigation skills that they learned throughout their courses.

Students and faculty had the opportunity to interact face-to-face. This provided a unique opportunity for experienced faculty to share tips and experiences from working as a fire investigator.

Online Fire Arson Investigation Degree Students and Faculty

Online Fire Arson Investigation Degree Students

Students measured and observed the room that was set on fire during the burn. They use this data later in their analysis.

Online Fire Arson Investigation Degree Students

Online Fire Arson Investigation Degree Students

Students worked together to observe and record the data for analysis.

Online Fire Arson Investigation Degree Students

EKU Online Fire, Arson & Explosion Investigation instructors supervised and ignited the fire that students later investigated.

Online Fire Arson Investigation Degree Students

Online Fire Arson Investigation Degree Students

Trained firefighters extinguished the fire under the instruction of the EKU Online faculty.

Online Fire Arson Investigation Degree Students

Students assessed the damage from the fire and began to look at evidence of where the fire started, as well as what caused the fire.

Online Fire Arson Investigation Degree Students

Professor Greg Gorbett showed online Fire, Arson & Explosion Investigation students how to investigate a fire and collect data that will later be analyzed.

Online Fire Arson Investigation Degree Students

Online Fire Arson Investigation Degree Students

Online Fire, Arson & Explosion Investigation students benefit from online courses and receive two weeks of hands-on training at our lab in Richmond, Kentucky. Through the combination of online classes and hands-on training, students gain the necessary skills to be a leader in the field of fire investigation.

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Published on February 18, 2014