This course is designed to show the different forms of matter and energy, common substances and how they relate to fires. The chemical formulas of flammable and combustible substances, their bondings and separations, as well as the different chemical reactions related to fire and oxidation are covered. Particular emphasis is placed on the specific substances used by arsonists to ignite and accelerate burnings. This course is also one of the required courses for Fire Investigator I and Fire Safety Inspector II certifications with the State of Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training. Course delivery is hybrid or traditional classroom.