Friday, November 14, 2008

NCIAAI Basic Fire Investigation School

During the week of November 10-November 13th Landis Fire Captain David Barlow attended the North Carolina Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators
Basic Fire Investigation School. This school was held at the Lowe's Motor Speedway Infield Media Center and was attended by approximately 40 persons from all over the state.
The 32 hour class was instructed by numerous Certified Fire Investigators, SBI Special Agents, ATF Agents, the Assistant DA for Cabarrus Co., and Arson Task Force Members. One of the Instructors was a furry four legged ATF Agent named Titan of the Charlotte Arson Task Force.

Topics covered included: Insurance Company Arson Investigation, Motives, Cause and Origin Investigation, Interviews and Interrogations, Fire Photography, Criminal Fire Investigation in NC, Fire Dynamics and Engineering Analysis, Fire Scene Safety, Evidence Collection, Building Construction, Diagramming and Mapping. Many references for further study were provided as well as lots of good information on further training in Fire Investigation and Arson Investigation.

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