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From Out of the Abyss...

This week’s article from the past is titled Incendiary Fires Can Be Spotted and was written by Benjamin Horton, CPCU, who was President of the National Adjuster Traing School in Louisville, Kentucky..  It is taken from the Decembe 1968 Vol. XVI No.5 issue.

Incendiary Fires Can Be Spotted 

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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NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations plays a fundamental role in fire and explosion investigations. A new edition of NFPA 921 is scheduled to be published in 2014. For years, this document has played a critical role in the training, education and job performance of fire and explosion investigators. It also serves as one of the primary references used by the National Fire Academy to support its fire/arson-related training and education programs. It is imperative that investigators understand the scope, purpose and application of this document, especially since it will be used to judge the quality and thoroughness of their investigations.

NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations plays a fundamental role in fire and explosion investigations. A new edition of NFPA 921 is scheduled to be published in 2014. For years, this document has played a critical role in the training, education and job performance of fire and explosion investigators. It also serves as one of the primary references used by the National Fire Academy to support its fire/arson-related training and education programs. It is imperative that investigators understand the scope, purpose and application of this document, especially since it will be used to judge the quality and thoroughness of their investigations.

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Covering Del Norte, Humboldt and Trinity counties

Cordinator: Jonathan Finen

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Date: August 24, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Topic: Evidence
Speaker: Detective Sergeant Dokweiler
Location:
3030 L Street
Eureka, California 95501

This week at the HCFAIU Taskforce meeting there will be a CCAI Roundtable educational presentation.

Detective Sergeant Todd Dokweiler will be giving a brief presentation followed by a question/answer session.

A little bit about Detective Sargeant Dokweiler:

“I have been with the APD for 16 years. I’ve worked patrol as an officer, K-9 handler, field trainer officer and as a patrol sergeant  before being assigned to supervise criminal investigations and special services in 2010.  Since taking that position I have supervised all major crime investigations, the APD Special Services Unit (SSU) and the APD Evidence Team.  I am currently a member of the Humboldt County Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) and I am the chair of the Humboldt County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).”

I hope to get feedback for future training subjects and would like to continue providing valuable training that you are interested in and will help you to become a better investigator.

Please attend if you are able!


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