Fire Science & Fire Investigation Course 2024

Running for over 35 years, this internationally acclaimed four day course on fire scene investigation explores the scientific principles of fire behaviour for practical application.

The course is taught by academics from the University of Edinburgh specialising in fire dynamics and fire investigation, including Dr Rory Hadden; Reader in Fire Investigation, Dr Ricky Carvel; Senior Lecturer in Fire Dynamics, Prof. Luke Bisby; professor of Fire & Structures, and Visiting Professor Jim Lygate; formerly of IFIC Forensics and Jensen Hughes. The course also features contributions from professional fire investigators and consulting engineers.

Topics include:

  • Investigation techniques
  • Forensic science
  • Ignition & fire behaviour
  • Wilful fireraising
  • Legal aspects

The programme is designed to build on previous training for professionals such as Police & Fire Officers, Fire Safety & Security Consultants, Coroners & Procurators Fiscal, Forensic Scientists and Loss Adjusters.

Date: Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th June 2024
Optional exam: Friday 7th June 2024
Venue: The University of Edinburgh at King's Buildings
Cost: £1400 for the course, plus £250 for the optional exam

Please note that the course fee does not include accommodation.
There are a range of hotels near the venue to suit all budgets, details will be sent after booking.

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(you may need to register with Edinburgh University's ePay system before making payment)

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Experimental compartment fire
Headshots of the speakers
The speakers 2024