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Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-operated devices that deliver nicotine in a vapor form by heating a solution commonly comprised of propylene glycol, nicotine, and flavoring ingredients. Since entering the U.S. market in 2007, e-cigarettes have attracted a growing supply of consumers, with sales increasing from $20 million in 2008 to approximately $1.5 billion in 2014. 1 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 12.6 percent of U.S. adults reported ever trying an e-cigarette in 2014. 2 Ecigarette sales are projected to further increase in the years ahead.

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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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President's Message
Dale Feb, President CCAI 2016
From the desk of CCAI President Dale Feb

Feb

September 23, 2016

Dear Members,

September is already upon us and our next educational conference is just around the corner. I would encourage each and every one of you to attend this next exciting training program.  The Training Committee is hard at work developing an amazing program that will walk you through the process of data collection, scene investigation and report writing.  This program will include separate tracts for law enforcement and private fire investigation.  Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out on your career, you will greatly benefit from this program.  Please visit our website for more details www.arson.org.  I hope to see you there.

Another great benefit that we receive from the conference is the chance to visit with old friends and make new ones.  I really enjoy spending time with each and every one of you, so please take a moment to stop and say hi.  I realize that the Board Members and Volunteers will be very busy but we are never too busy to stop and speak with our members. We value your input and welcome your suggestions.

As a Member, you have the right to voice your opinions and provide suggestions. However, the most effective method of improvement is personal involvement.  If you desire change or would like to participate in the direction of your Association, I would respectfully request that you get involved.  There are many committees and projects that could use your assistance.  Another suggestion is to run for office.  We are looking for level headed individuals that can complete tasks on a reasonable schedule and enjoy the true value of working with others.  If you have any interest, please contact our election committee Chair, Tom Pierce at 661-619-3702.

And last but not least, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support and assistance as I navigate through my presidency. Being the CCAI President is like being an engineer on a train.  I may drive the train but it takes the hard work of others to ensure that there is fuel in the engines, the cargo is secure, and the tracks are true.  Without this team, we could never deliver our training. These individuals are the Office Staff, the Board of Directors, and many strong Volunteers who make our Association run smoothly.

I personally thank those who participate in any way… regardless of the amount of assistance, as without this help…CCAI could not exist as we know it.  I would also like to thank those who have helped in the past and those that are considering any form of future participation.  This Association is built on the backbone of good people who know how to serve others.  We are wired to help and I am proud to be part of this incredible group.

Thank you again for your support and trust in my abilities.

Sincerely,

Dale W. Feb
CCAI President
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