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Local Firefighters and Police Graduate from advanced fire investigation course

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Twenty-six members of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, including one Holyoke firefighter,I  graduated from a six-day Advanced Fire investigation course Thursday.

This rigorous professional training gives fire, and state and local police officers the advanced skills to better determine the cause of fires in their assigned areas and to together, build solid, prosecutable cases.

The six-day course also covers the concepts of fire behavior, scene examination, fire scene documentation, evidence collection, witness interviewing, and management of major fire investigations in more depth than the basic fire investigation class.

The course also addresses the legal issues of managing fire scenes, evidence collection, and concludes with practical exercises of participating in the courtroom process.

From the 26 graduates, there were 20 Firefighters and Five Local Police & One State Police Officers.

The following groups were represented:

Belmont Police Department

Cambridge Fire Department

Centerville-Osterville-Marston Mills Fire District

Dudley Fire Department

Dighton Fire Department

Falmouth Fire Department

Hardwick Fire Department

Hardwick Police Department

Holyoke Fire Department

Mass. State Police

Medford Fire Department

Medford Police Department

Nahant Fire Department

Natick Police Department

Newton Police Department

Norton Fire Department

Norwood Fire Department

Saugus Fire Department

Stoneham Fire Department

Worcester Fire Department

Yarmouth Fire Department

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