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IIBC – Live Burn! at Lions Bay Fire Rescue Training Grounds

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by Insurance Institute of BC
November 07, 2019
Lions Bay Fire Rescue Training Grounds, Cristal Falls Road, Lions Bay, BC

A full day live fire demonstration designed to provide an in-depth understanding of theory and practical aspects of fire losses.

The day will commence with a morning presentation from fire dynamics to fire scene protection aimed to increase subrogation success. The afternoon will consist of live burn demonstrations of two burn cells constructed to resemble a furnished room.

Proudly Sponsored by |  Origin and Cause, On Side Restoration, Envista Forensics, Lions Bay Fire Rescue

* Very limited capacity!  Register early!

Audience:  Adjusters, Fire Investigators

Seminar Objectives:
– Review fire dynamics 

– Examine fire scene examination and evidence preservation
– Identify post flashover fire effects on cause classification
– Compare smoking vs open flame (incendiary) fires 

Burn demonstration will include observations and discussion on:
– How long it actually takes for a cigarette to ignite 

– How fast fire develops in a normal bedroom
– How to conduct a scene examination
– How ventilating fires can damage a scene making it challenging to determine the cause 

Presentations and demonstrations will be conducted by fire investigators and forensic engineers with extensive experience in fire investigations and administering live burns.
Tom Hoppe, CFEI, MA, Fire & Explosion Investigator – Origin and Cause
Russ Friesen, CFEI, CFII, IAAI-FIT, Fire & Explosion Investigator – Origin and Cause
Shirley Niven,
 P.Eng., CFEI, WFBS, Forensic Engineer – Origin and Cause
Scott Broad, CFEI, CVFI, CFII, CCFI-C, Vice President – Envista Forensics (Toronto)
Arya Oskui, P. Eng, Project Engineer – Envista Forensics

8:15           Check-in opens
8:45-12:00  In-class Seminar
12:00-1:00  Lunch
1:00-3:30    Live Burn Demo

-Morning in-class seminar will be in a portable classroom where it may be cold to start in the morning.
-Afternoon demonstration and discussion will be outside for the full 2 hours. Attendees will be allocated an area at a safe distance to stand to observe the fire. There’s no seating outside .
-Please dress accordingly for the weather (ie. boots, gloves, coat, umbrella).
-Burn demonstration will be conducted rain or shine.
-Detailed directions and parking instructions will be sent prior to seminar.

Number of Continuing Education Credits:  5 Technical
Please be aware that tardy arrival or early departure to/from the seminar will preclude IIBC from issuing a CE certificate for this seminar.

Fees: The price for this seminar includes coffee service, light breakfast snacks, soup and sandwich lunch, and GST.  Please advise dietary restrictions at the time of registration.
$300 CIP Society Members (Graduates)
$325 IIBC Members
+$80 Non-Members – IIBC Membership Fee of $80 (expiring May 31, 2020) is applicable. Please register manually.

Corporate Rate not available due to limited capacity.

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2019

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