Arson Awareness and Prevention

Arson Awareness and Prevention

This course is designed to provide employees with information that will help reduce the likelihood of arson at their workplace. Arson is extremely costly to society in general, and is a difficult crime to detect and prosecute. This course will review the best practices to eliminate arson, the main elements or arson, a basic understanding of the principals of fire, and common causes of workplace fires.

  1. Full Course - 30 minutes
    This course is designed for all school staff.
  2. Full Course (Canada) - 22 minutes
    This course is designed for school staff in Canada.
Course Authors
George Phelps
George Phelps is a Fire Investigation Specialist with expertise in fire analysis, origin and cause investigations of residential and commercial structures, and of all types of vehicles. Along with serving as a school specialist in fire safety, he has 32 years in the fire service with over twenty years’ experience working as a Fire Investigator with the Cincinnati Fire Department. He has been involved in fire inspections and code enforcements, interviewing and interrogation of suspects, and has testified extensively as an expert witness. Additionally, he has participated in numerous training programs, both as an attendee and as an instructor, and was instrumental in bringing about much-improved communication and cooperation between fire, police, and insurance investigators in auto fire and auto theft investigations.


John Snider
John has been involved in the fire service for over 25 years and he has been involved with training and education for almost as long. He’s currently an Acting Captain with the Toronto Fire Service where he has been a firefighter since 1996. For the past 14 years, John has also been a professor in the Firefighter program at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto. He has a Bachelors of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph and a Bachelors of Education (Adult Education) from Brock University.