Seminar Title

Online-Introduction to Fire Patterns: Based on the New NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations.

Dates of Events

08/20/2024 through 08/20/2024

Last Updated: 07/15/2024
Instructor(s): Steve Riggs
Course Registration Fee: $150
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:
Date: August 20, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

In this webinar, we will look at the new terminology and changes to the fire pattern section of the 2024 edition.
The concept of photographing and documenting remains the same. The wording has significantly changed.
Figure 6.1.1 Demonstrates an example of applying the scientific method to fire pattern interpretation.
Figure 6.1.2 Illustrates in more detail the process of applying the scientific method to fire pattern analysis as an example of the application of the scientific method to fire patterns.
We will look at different fire effects, characteristics, and patterns visually with photographic references from fire scenes. Your investigation the images you take, and the report that you write could be questioned by opposing attorneys asking you if you followed the best accepted practices of the new 2024 NFPA 921 while documenting your scene.
We will cover the various areas of discussion and recommendations for documentation to minimize
opposing side questions or concerns they may have concerning your investigation and documentation.
There will be an up-to-date example of a report including the fire effects and patterns along with any characteristics included with the webinar. There will be a post-test at the end of the webinar for continuing education points or hours.

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

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