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Seminar Title:  
Hands-On Electrical Fire and Arson Investigation

DATES:  3/19/2018 through 3/21/2018

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Steve Riggs

LOCATION:  Springdale Fire Department Training Center - 417 South Holcomb, Springdale, AR  72764

HOTEL:  Marriott Residence Inn - Springdale, AR  479-872-9100
$89.00 Gov't Rate
Ask for State Gov't rate.

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $325.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Steve Riggs, CFEI, CFII & CVFI (Retired)
State of Oklahoma

Steve Riggs has twenty-two years of Law Enforcement, and Fire Service Experience in Oklahoma. Mr. Riggs has extensive training in Fire Cause Determination, Criminal Investigation, Arson Investigation, Evidence Processing, Interviewing Techniques, and Case Management. He is both a certified Police and Fire Instructor. Mr. Riggs has successfully been involved in many Arson Prosecutions in Oklahoma, and assisted with Federal Prosecution. To date, he has never lost an arson case. Steve has authored two fire science training books ARSON CASE MANAGEMENT, ARSON SCENE SEARCH AND EVIDENCE RECOVERY as well as co-authored PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF ELECTRICAL FIRE INVESTIGATIONS. Steve lectures throughout the United States for local, state, federal agencies and insurance investigators. Steve currently serves on the Hamilton County Fire Investigators Task Force.

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Course Objectives

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This three (3) day training module will provide the fire/arson investigator with practical and technical skills necessary to investigate and determine electrical origin and cause of a fire.

This training module will provide both classroom and hands-on training with practical exercises on how to use electrical testing equipment and conduct a systematic accurate examination of electrical equipment, appliances, wiring and electrical circuits.

Attendees will be provided the necessary knowledge of electricity, the definition of electricity, how it cause fires, and how to testify in court for successful prosecution, and/or insurance determination.

Upon Successful Completion
Attendees will have been provided the skills and knowledge to:

    o    Demonstrate the proper sequence for investigating electrical fires.    

    o    Understand electrical terminology.

    o    Demonstrate a working knowledge of 120/240 volt wiring used in    
                  residential and commercial settings and testing procedures.

    o    Demonstrate a working knowledge of electrical appliances and
                  testing procedures.

    o    Demonstrate a working knowledge of electrical testing equipment,
                  volt ohm meter, and ampere meter.

    o    Demonstrate a working knowledge of safety devices, controls and
                  failures on appliances.

    o    Demonstrate the knowledge of how to document an electrical origin.

    o    Demonstrate knowledge of National Fire Protection Association 921
                  and National Fire Protection Association 1033.

    o    Demonstrate knowledge of how to use the internet to conduct fire/arson investigation research and obtain electrical    
                  equipment/appliance recall information.
    This three (3) day training module is presented in a very user friendly and  
         easy to understand method of instruction. This IS NOT presented from an
         electrical engineers perspective. You WILL be able to put into immediate       
         investigative practice the skills that you learn in this training.

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