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ATF Fire Debris Training Course Offering

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will be offering the Advanced Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist course Monday, August 19 through Thursday, August 22, 2019.  The class will take place at ATF’s Forensic Science Laboratory-Washington located in Ammendale, Maryland.


This course is designed for analysts with more than three years of experience in conducting fire debris casework. This course will expand upon the topics covered in the ATF’s Introductory Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist course, providing additional tools and considerations for fire debris analysis, as well as introducing concepts in fire investigations. The Introductory class is not a prerequisite for the Advanced class.   There is no tuition for the course, but participant’s agency must cover all travel and per diem costs. 


The deadline for submitting an application for the course is May 1, 2019.  Applicant’s will be notified of their status for the class by mid-May.   

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