Seminar Title

Hands- On Electrical Fire / Arson Investigation

Dates of Events

03/15/2022 through 03/17/2022

Last Updated: 11/10/2021
Instructor(s): Steve Riggs
Location: Washington Hook & Ladder Company 1 - 272 County Avenue, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn-Secaucus - 875 Route 3 East Service Road, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Course Registration Fee: $325
Instructor Bio
Steve Riggs
Steve Riggs, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, CVFI & CFII Certified
State of Oklahoma (Retired)
Steve Riggs retired after twenty-two years of Law Enforcement, and Fire Service Experience in Oklahoma. Steve has been examining fire scenes for 40 years. Steve holds a Bachelors Degree in Emergency Management, and has extensive training in Fire Cause Determination, Criminal Investigation, Arson Investigation, Evidence Processing, Interviewing Techniques, and Case Management. He is a Certified Police and Fire Instructor and a Certified Fire Investigator Instructor. Mr. Riggs has successfully been involved in many Fire/Arson Prosecutions in Oklahoma and was involved in a Federal Prosecution. To date, he has never lost an Arson Case. Steve has authored and co-authored several fire training manuals and written “A Critical Analysis of NFPA 921 User’s Manual 2nd Edition”. Steve lectures nationally to Local, State, Federal Agencies, Insurance Companies, Private, and Military Investigators, Prosecutors, Vehicle Manufacture Represent-atives and their Engineers. Steve is on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Fire Investigators.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
This training module will provide the fire/arson investigator with practical and technical skills necessary to investigate and determine electrical origin and cause of a fire.
This training module will provide both classroom and hands-on training with practical exercises on how to use electrical testing equipment and conduct a systematic accurate examination of electrical equipment, appliances, wiring and electrical circuits.
Attendees will be provided the necessary knowledge of electricity, the definition of electricity, how it cause fires, and how to testify in court for successful prosecution, and/or insurance determination.
Upon Successful Completion:
Attendees will have been provided the skills and knowledge to:
• Demonstrate the proper sequence for investigating electrical fires.
• Understand electrical terminology.
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of 120/240 volt wiring used in residential and commercial
settings and testing procedures.
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of electrical appliances and testing procedures.
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of electrical testing equipment, volt ohm meter, and
ampere meter.
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of safety devices, controls and failures on appliances.
• Demonstrate the knowledge of how to document an electrical origin.
• Demonstrate knowledge of National Fire Protection Association 921 and National Fire
Protection Association 1033.
• Demonstrate knowledge of how to use the internet to conduct fire/arson investigation
research and obtain electrical equipment/appliance recall information.
• A download resource password will be provided to each attendee to download the
class resources for future reference.

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