Seminar Title

Online-Fire Death Investigation: Fire Department, Law Enforcement and Medical Examiner/Coroner "What Every Investigator Needs To Know"

Dates of Events

10/08/2024 through 10/08/2024

Last Updated: 07/02/2024
Instructor(s): Scott Campau
Course Registration Fee: $150
Instructor Bio
Scott Campau
Scott graduated from Michigan State University (MSU) with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and holds a Master’s Degree in Forensic Science with focus on Investigations. Scott began a career in the fire service in 2002. In 2014 he became a Law Enforcement Officer and promoted to Fire Investigator. Since then, he has investigated 550+ fires in both public and private investigations.
In 2008 he began working as a Medical Examiner Investigator and has investigated 1000+ deaths including deployments to New York City and Lahaina wildfires with the federal Victim Information Center team.
Scott’s professional goal Is to become a subject matter expert in fatal fire investigations and share this knowledge through instruction, consulting, and investigating.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Date: October 8, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Fire Death Investigation
Fire Department · Law Enforcement · Medical Examiner/Coroner
“What Every Investigator Needs To Know”

Investigating a fire fatality is one of the most complex and demanding scenes the investigator will encounter. A fatality at the scene of a fire introduces multiple new challenges to the investigation. Due in part to the relative infrequency fire fatalities are encountered, as well as the extra scrutiny and pressure accompanied with the fatality, these scenes can produce unnecessary stress. This presentation will help the investigator manage the scene effectively and efficiently.
In addition, the fire investigator will most likely be investigating the scene with a Medical Examiner/Coroner Investigator, Police Department detective and possibly other entities. Understanding each other’s roles will facilitate a better, more thorough and well-run investigation.
This presentation is designed to:
1) Increase the investigators skill in processing a fire fatality
2) Develop greater understanding between multiple agencies, thereby increasing working relationships and making for a more effectively run scene
3) Explain fire effects on the body and the body’s role in fires
4) Educate on the role of the Medical Examiner/Coroner and the postmortem exam; what happens and what can we hope to learn from it
Target Audience:
The material will be relevant to Fire Investigators, both public and private, Law Enforcement Officers, Crime Scene Technicians, and those in the forensic medical community.

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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