Seminar Title

Online - Determining Origin and Cause for the New Fire Investigator and First Responders: Based on NFPA 921 and NFPA 1033

Dates of Events

09/30/2021 through 09/30/2021

Last Updated: 09/24/2021
Instructor(s): Tim Yandell
Course Registration Fee: $150
Instructor Bio
Tim Yandell
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:
Group Viewing Encouraged: Pay 1 Registration Fee
·Multiple attendees can group view the training from one device only and each attendee will receive a certificate.
·ONLY the registered attendee will receive a link to join the training
(Link will be sent 1-2 Days Prior to the Event)
Quiz & Certificates: Within 24 hours after the live broadcast the registered attendee will receive an email with:
·Quiz link that will need to be forwarded to each person in your group so they may print a certificate after completing the quiz.
·30 Days Access of the Recording (this link may be shared with with others in your department)

Date: September 30, 2021
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm (Eastern Time)

Based on the 2021 edition of NFPA 921 and the 2022 edition of NFPA 1033
As a new investigator, the most crucial component of any investigation is an accurate Origin and Cause investigation. In this webinar, we are going to examine the proper steps to determining a proper origin and cause investigation for the new investigator while following the latest editions of NFPA 921 and NFPA 1033.
The new 2021 NFPA 921 and the 2022 NFPA 1033 underwent significant changes that the investigator must be aware of and demonstrate compliance with those changes in the documents.
We will also discuss the role of the first responders or company officers, and support personnel in origin and cause investigations.
NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. as well as the role and training required for all personal on the fire scene that is assisting in the investigation.
If you are a first responder, law enforcement or a company officer who is given the task of initial origin a cause as to determine if an investigator is necessary at the scene, please note what NFPA 1021-2020 edition states:

5,5 Inspection and Investigation. This duty involves conducting fire investigations to determine the origin and preliminary cause, according to the following job performance requirements.

5.5.1 Determine the area of origin and preliminary cause of a fire, given a fire scene, photographs, diagrams, pertinent data, and/or sketches, to determine if arson is suspected so that law enforcement action is taken. As fire investigators, proper fire scene documentation, interviews, weather data searches, fire patterns, fire effects, scene re-construction, photographs, and scene diagrams are all critical factors involved in concluding a proper origin and cause determination.

For this discussion and referencing the two listed sections above from NFPA 1021, it is imperative the first responder or company officer can comply with the new 2022 NFPA 1033.

NFPA 1033 states: 1.2.5 Fire investigators who perform or support fire investigations shall remain current with the general knowledge, skills, and JPRs.

NFPA 1033: 1.2.6 Fire investigators who perform or support fire investigations shall remain current with practices and applicable standards.

NFPA 1033: Fire investigators who perform or support fire investigations shall meet the minimum requirements of this standard for each fire investigation performed.

All references above are courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association

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