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Reposted from ndtv.com By Sameer Contractor | Jul 21, 2016

 

Iconic American motorcycle maker Indian Motorcycle has initiated a voluntary recall involving 18,637 bikes over a potential fire hazard caused due to an issue with the ignition system. The recall involves Indian's range-topping motorcycles including the Chief Classic, Dark Horse, Chieftain, Roadmaster, and Chief Vintage, which were manufactured between April 15, 2013, to June 16, 2015. The new Indian Springfield as well as entry-level Scout and Scout Sixty are not part of the recall.

From Out of the Abyss...

This week’s article from the past is titled Investigation of Wildland Fires and was written by George Berdan, Assistant Law Enforcement coordinator – California Division of Forestry.  It is taken from June, July, August Vol.  IX No. 1 issue of the CCAI newsletter.

Investigation of Wildland Fires

SUMMARY:

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Flagstaff recreational trailers manufactured August 11, 2015, through October 27, 2015, and Work N' Play recreational trailers manufactured from October 25, 2015, through May 6, 2016. The MB Sturgis liquid propane (LP) regulator on these vehicles may allow propane gas to leak into the regulator sight glass causing it to degrade and potentially crack.

Get the details at NHTSA

Description

This recall involves brown metal floor lamps with alabaster glass shades. They are illuminated with a single 100-watt light bulb and measure about 70 to 72 inches tall. The model numbers LMP4229, LMP4168 and LMP10771 can be found on the label at the bottom of the lamps.

See the details at CPSC

Subrogation & Law Blog-Cozen & O'Connor Posted on July 12, 2010 by John R. Slattery

Subrogation professionals should be aware of a recent opinion in New York where computer fire modeling utilized by the defendant’s expert was held to be inadmissible.   In Santos v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., No. 000790/07 (N.Y.Sup. Ct. Jun. 28, 2010), a trial court held that the defendant had not presented sufficient evidence that computer fire modeling was generally accepted as reliable in the fire investigation community.

Abstract

This paper addresses the issues with fire investigation and presents a hypothesis to standardize the analysis of fire patterns.  The appropriate method of using fire patterns is to develop and implement into practice a decision support framework that will assist forensic fire invesgators in assessing the efficacy of fire burn patterns as reliable indicators of the area of fire origin.  This will be facilitated by the evaluation of visible and measurable fire patterns in the context of the fire environment wherein the pattern was developed.  Ultimately, the framework will incorporate easy to apply tools, including checklist type forms for use on scene, supported by a software-based system that can be run in the laboratory or office to help investigators connect key observational and measured data to increase the reliability of pattern interpretation.

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advancedanalysis_logoAdvanced Analysis, Inc. is seeking part time Certified Fire Investigators in the Bay area (San Francisco and San Jose). Interested parties should send resumes to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 951-674-4140.

 

reliant_logoReliant Investigations in Rancho Cucamonga, CA is recruiting for a qualified, self-motivated candidate to fill a Fire Investigator vacancy. The individual appointed to this position must be experienced, able to conduct detailed investigations, analyze findings, and establish and maintain cooperative relations with others.  These individuals must be qualified to conduct fire investigations involving, but not limited to, structure (residential), commercial, motor homes, and vehicles.

Reliant Investigations currently provides healthcare benefits, vehicles, equipment, and educational training.

Minimum Qualifications:

License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Driver’s License. 

Education: Possession of a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalency, all required courses in fire investigation, CCAI-CFI and/or IAAI-CFI Certification.

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District in Martinez, CA is recruiting for a qualified candidate to fill the Fire Investigator vacancy. The individual appointed to this position must be able to conduct detailed investigations, analyze findings, and establish and maintain cooperative relations with others.  Additionally, Fire Investigators must be available for off-duty arson investigation recall. Fire Investigators may conduct fire prevention duties as required when not fully occupied with investigation duties. This may include inspections, public education, exterior hazard abatement or other related prevention duties.

All applicants are to apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr

 

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