Seminar Title

Online-NFPA® 921 and NFPA® 1033 Testimony Survival for Trials and Depositions

Dates of Events

10/31/2022 through 10/31/2022

Last Updated: 09/29/2022
Instructor(s): Steve Riggs
Course Registration Fee: $150
Instructor Bio
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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:
Date: October 31, 2022
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm (Eastern Time)

Surviving cross examinations in trials and depositions involving the experts' educational background, documentation skills, application, and knowledge of relevant related documents including NFPA®, ASTM International, additional updated questions for experts will be provided.
After many requests, this webinar will cover more in-depth and up to date questions you can expect from NFPA® 921 and 1033 documents. Discussion on the upcoming NFPA® 1321 due for release as the 2024 edition.
All attendees will have access to the new updated questions for 2022, the questions have been updated to the new documents.
Each attendee receives the updated critical task sheets for the current 921 and 1033 editions.
Ask yourself this question? Am I ready if subpoenaed to testify in a court case or deposition? Is this a large loss case? A fire death, or severe injury case?
It is imperative that you are prepared to answer any questions pertaining not only to the case but questions about your qualifications, education, and training.
You must be prepared for tough challenges during depositions or when expert testimony is required
We will cover changes in the post-secondary education requirements, and updates to job performance requirements in NFPA 1033. We will cover simple questions, to more difficult questions concerning your investigation and qualifications.
Can you defend your case while demonstrating you followed the best accepted practices of the fire investigation industry?
No case can be truly bulletproof however, preparation, along with a systematic approach, a scientific methodology, documentation of your education and training, and referencing documents followed, should assist in your qualifications to be accepted.
The real challenge could come from the opposing attorney’s challenges, or how the court perceives your testimony with regards to it being acceptable and admissible in his/her court.
Today there is no room for error, as an investigator, we must be ready to meet the challenges of being accepted as an expert whether in court, depositions, or appeals courts. Civil trials etc.
We are being held to a higher standard of care today than in past history, we must be able to effectively and efficiently present our qualifications, and conclusions so there are no challenges about preconceived, or unsupported speculation arguments.

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)
*** No Refunds After Class Link Has Been Sent***

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