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Monday, May 21, 2017 

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Four Corners of Origin Determination:   Witness Statements, Fire Patterns, Arc Mapping, & Fire Dynamics
(Panel Discussion)

Description coming soon.

Panelists:
Vyto Babrauskas, Ph.D.
James Quintiere, Ph.D.
Mark Svare P.E., Int.P.E.
Greg Gorbett, Ph.D.
Moderator: David Bridges

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Remember the Alamo: A Step-by-Step Process for Corralling the Large Loss Scene Inspection

This presentation will cover the necessary steps to manage a large loss scene inspection, including a detailed examination of the pre-inspection practical and safety considerations, the most efficient use of resources, how to prevent certain future legal challenges, maintaining control throughout the investigation, and keeping the lines of communication open throughout the investigation. The presenters will provide real case examples, summaries of applicable laws and rules, and a checklist for attendees to use for their next large loss: Assess the Scene, Line-up Your Team, Avoid the Spoliation Defense, Manage the Scene, and conduct an Open and Transparent Investigation.

The acronym would be as follows:

A – Assess the Scene
L – Line Up the Team
A – Avoid the Spoliation Defense
M – Manage the Scene
O – Open and Transparent Investigation

Presenter:
Brad Gordon

Tuesday, May 22, 2017 

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Investigation Beyond Origin & Cause

Fire investigations are complex endeavors with many people playing different roles.  Fire investigators, insurance adjusters, engineers and other technical specialists, and attorneys can all be involved in single fire investigation.  Making the investigation a success requires a coordinated effort between these different entities.

This presentation provides background on the roles of the entities involved in a successful fire investigation, focusing on the cooperative efforts between the insurance adjuster and the investigative team.  The role of the scientific method and its application in NFPA 921 is key to the execution of a successful fire investigation.

Presenter:
Ian Tedder
John Bull

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Regulations of Surveillance Technologies and their Implications for Fire Losses

This presentation will cover the purposes for which UAS may be used, how to build a UAS program and to avoid running afoul of federal and state law restrictions, and technical physical limitations on UAS.

Presenter:
Michael Jacobs
Todd Burris

3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cooperative Response to Fire Investigations

Description:

Fire investigations are complex endeavors with many people playing different roles.  Fire investigators, insurance adjusters, engineers and other technical specialists, and attorneys can all be involved in single fire investigation.  Making the investigation a success requires a coordinated effort between these different entities.

This presentation provides background on the roles of the entities involved in a successful fire investigation, focusing on the cooperative efforts between the insurance adjuster and the investigative team.  The role of the scientific method and its application in NFPA 921 is key to the execution of a successful fire investigation.

Presenter:
Phillip Brown
Robert Juergens, P.E.