FM Patton Graduates from Fire Academy

Fire Marshal Randall Patton Graduates from the National Fire Academy’s Fire Investigation Essentials


Fire Marshal Patton recently attended the National Fire Academy for a two-week on campus course in the essentials of Fire Investigation. This course is the required foundation for the National Fire Academy’s fire investigation curriculum. 

This 10-day course utilizes National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations and NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator and other professional documents to address the technical and scientific knowledge and skills needed to conduct successful fire/arson investigations. 

Using a combination of classroom instruction, activities, written assignments, and group projects, the students demonstrated the ability to conduct science-based fire investigations that culminate, when appropriate, in prosecution for the crime of arson.

Randal currently holds a Bachelor’s degree Fire Science with a concentration is Fire / Arson Investigation and a minor in criminal justice from the University of New Heaven, Connecticut.  








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