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The Primary mission of the California Conference of Arson Investigators is the reduction of arson through the establishment of a professional organization which will:

  • Provide, develop, and support the establishment of training, educational programs and educational materials to improve the quality of fire investigations.

  • To support and/or sponsor legislation which will improve the quality of fire investigations and reduce the incidents of arson.

  • To provide a network of coordination and information sharing for identification, apprehension, and prosecution of those responsible for the acts of arson.

  • The Primary mission of the California Conference of Arson Investigators is the reduction of arson through the establishment of a professional organization which will:

  • Provide, develop, and support the establishment of training, educational programs and educational materials to improve the quality of fire investigations.

  • To support and/or sponsor legislation which will improve the quality of fire investigations and reduce the incidents of arson.

  • To provide a network of coordination and information sharing for identification, apprehension, and prosecution of those responsible for the acts of arson.

  • The Primary mission of the California Conference of Arson Investigators is the reduction of arson through the establishment of a professional organization which will:

  • Provide, develop, and support the establishment of training, educational programs and educational materials to improve the quality of fire investigations.

  • To support and/or sponsor legislation which will improve the quality of fire investigations and reduce the incidents of arson.

  • To provide a network of coordination and information sharing for identification, apprehension, and prosecution of those responsible for the acts of arson.

  • The Primary mission of the California Conference of Arson Investigators is the reduction of arson through the establishment of a professional organization which will:

  • Provide, develop, and support the establishment of training, educational programs and educational materials to improve the quality of fire investigations.

  • To support and/or sponsor legislation which will improve the quality of fire investigations and reduce the incidents of arson.

  • To provide a network of coordination and information sharing for identification, apprehension, and prosecution of those responsible for the acts of arson.

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    Home Fire Sprinklers a Top Priority for NFPA in 2014

    In the new issue of NFPA Journal®, President Jim Shannon said the Association will focus on the leading causes of home fires, including cooking. "We also need to continue to push hard for home fire sprinklers. That's still a large priority for NFPA, and we plan to work very aggressively in 2014 on our residential sprinkler initiative," he said.

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    ABOUT FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

    Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.

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    This year Fire Prevention week will be October 5 -11, 2014

    Believe or not to believe…that is the question

    Believe or not to believe…that is the question.

    CARLISLE, Ky. - Fire officials say a central Kentucky woman doused her couch in alcohol in an attempt to kill bed bugs, but dropped a lit cigarette on the furniture and started a fire.

    WLEX-TV in Lexington reported that about 30 people in a Carlise apartment complex lost their homes in Friday night's blaze.

    Firefighters disappeared into the smoke as they climbed the ladder to make sure everyone was out the building.

    It took hours to get a handle on the out of control fire.

    Everyone made it out of the apartments, but four people were treated for smoke inhalation.

    Complex resident Jackie Bond told the station that she lost everything, but "As long as everybody's alive, I'll find a way."

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    GM recalling 370,000 full-size trucks for fire risks

    General Motors Co. will recall 370,000 full-size pickups for fire risks after eight reported fires. The automaker is urging owners not to leave their trucks unattended while idling.

    GM said Friday it will recall 2014 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras to reprogram software that could lead to overheating of exhaust components, potentially causing engine compartment fires. The 2014 Silverado is one of three finalists for North American Truck of the Year, which will be awarded Monday at the North American International Auto Show.

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    Fire Safety for the Holidays

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    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that there is an estimated annual average of 210 home structure fires that begin with Christmas trees.  Based on data from 2002 through 2005, these fires caused an average of 24 civilian deaths, 27 civilian injuries, and $13.3 million in direct property damage per year.

    The NFPA analysis also shows that although the number of Christmas tree fires is low, these fires represent a higher level of hazard.  On average, 1 of every 9 Christmas tree fires resulted in a fatality compared to an average of one death per 75 non-confined home structure fires overall.  Further, 49% of Christmas tree fires spread beyond the room of origin.  The fires that spread beyond the room of origin caused 94% of the associated fatalities.

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