METRO FIRE INVESTIGATIONS
September 13, 2016
This seminar will focus on the effects of wind driven fires in regards to fire scene investigations. This class is for fire investigators. The class will be held on September 13, 2016 from 0800-1700.
This class will be taught by Adam St. John, P.E. who is a Fire Research Engineer at the ATF Fire Research Laboratory in Ammendale, MD. Adam provides technical assistance to ATF Special Agents, ATF Certified Fire Investigators (CFI), and the National Response Team (NRT) in determining the origin and cause of fires. The technical assistance Adam provides includes analyzing fire dynamics with tools such as fire testing and computer fire modeling, conducting engineering analyses of building fire protection systems, and analyzing witness statements. Adam has a degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of California. Adam has presented on behalf of ATF both nationally and internationally and has testified in criminal court as expert witness. Adam’s research interests include fire investigations, computer fire modeling, firefighting tactical research and firefighter Line of Duty Death investigations. Adam has been an active firefighter in Montgomery County, Maryland for over 14 years. He is a nationally recognized speaker.
This class will help investigators recognize wind driven fire patterns and the effects of ventilation on fire behavior.
The class will be taught at Station 123 located at 4850 W. Patriot Ridge Dr, Herriman, Utah. In the afternoon there will be a live burn session held at the UFA training tower located at 3950 S. 8000 W, Magna Utah. Please wear appropriate clothing to be outdoors in the afternoon.
This class is open to all fire investigators.
No cost to attend the class.
Please include your name, depaertment and contact information in the email.
Misunderstandings about the nature and content of National Fire Code© NFPA 921 - Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations abound in the fire investigation industry. These “Myths and Mysteries” tend to depreciate the value of the document, especially among those who need its guidance the most. This is caused by failures to understand and appreciate the nature of the NFPA consensus code promulgation system, the history of the fire investigation profession, the nature and history of NFPA 921 itself; and even semantics. This presentation is designed to expose and explain what the ill-informed see as the “myths and mysteries” and perceived shortcomings of this seminal document. One of the three, still serving, original Technical Committee on Fire Investigations members discusses the most common and controversial misunderstandings and misconceptions about NFPA 921.