Seminar Title

Online-Introduction to Fire and Explosion Investigations for the New Fire Investigator

Dates of Events

08/04/2021 through 08/04/2021

Last Updated: 07/30/2021
Instructor(s): Tim Yandell
Course Registration Fee: $150
Instructor Bio
Tim Yandell, Captain (Retired) CFEI, CVFI Certified
Tim Yandell retired in 2004 from the Ponca City Fire Department as a Captain in fire suppression and investigations. Tim currently investigates Fire Origin and Cause of Structure and Vehicle Fires, Mechanical Failure Examinations, Evidence Preservation/Collection as well as testifying in both Criminal and Civil Litigation Cases through Yandell Fire Investigations and Consultants. He has an extensive background in automotive and heavy equipment as well as Origin and Cause Investigations on structure fire losses. Tim has authored and co-authored two fire science-training books VEHICLE FIRE/ARSON INVESTIGATION AND FIRE INVESTIGATION BASED ON NFPA 921 AND NFPA 1033. Tim lectures nationally to State and Federal Agencies as well as Insurance Companies.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Date: August 4, 2021
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm (Eastern Time)

There will be many challenges for the new fire/arson investigator, during his/her career they will provide testimony and or depositions. The testimony or deposition performance will be evaluated by attorney’s, judges, and juries depending on the case.

Not only have many courts addressed the documents we follow during the course of our investigation, such as NFPA 921 and NFPA 1033, and others, but they are also evaluating, did the investigator follow the best accepted practices of our industry, including the proper application of the scientific methodology, along with a systematic approach.
In this webinar, we will discuss what key components must be demonstrated while investigating a fire scene. The goal is to assure success, for your case should it go to preliminary, grand jury, deposition, trial, or even an appeal etc.
During this webinar there are specific topics covered with a plan for success. We will dissect the seven steps of the scientific method, proper application of a systematic approach, fire scene documentation, and fire scene diagrams all are discussed included in the 2021 edition of NFPA 921 and NFPA 1033.
As a new investigator, you may not have the ability to have a seasoned investigator to assist you on every fire, each attendee will be provided with an up-to-date material in the form of download resources to assist you in being successful, especially if you or your agency do not already have these types of resources.
PLEASE NOTE: You will receive an E-mail 2 days prior to the event that will include a link to join the training. Your registration for this online training will give you access to the live sessions, as well as 30 days of access to the recorded version of the training once the live session has ended.
Group Viewing Encouraged: Multiple attendees can view the training from one single location and each attendee can receive a certificate.

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