In need of advice...
I am looking for some advice and/or help.
I am not in the fire fighting field. I do belong to the medical field but not as an EMT/Paramedic, etc. I am very interested in becoming an arson investigator but need to know where to start. I have always been interested in the fire fighting field but know that I am not able to fight fires. I am a 34 year old female with some college under my belt but don't really know where to start in this direction. Am I out of my league or can I still make this dream a reality? Does anyone have any advice or any ideas on what my next move should be?
Start with Fire Science classes. Look to a local community college, they should be able to help you. No you are not out of your league.
Taking the fire science classes is the best way and then do your own private study.
Check out the NAFI or IAAI websites. you will eventually need their training and certifications in addition to any state certifications.
Another good place to look would be the Fire Marshall's office that serves your area.. They would let you know exactly what you needed.. Some areas the state police handle the investigations and other have a Fire Marshall's divisions.. Check your area for the qualifications and good luck...