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IIBC: The Science of Fire Investigation Seminar

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by Insurance Institute of BC
January 24, 2018
Insurance Institute of BC | #1110-800 W. Pender St | Vancouver | V6C 2V6

Fire investigation is all about the science!  A fire cause is not so because the investigator says it is, it’s so because the science says it can’t be otherwise. This session will take you through an in-depth tour of the due process involved in a fire investigation and further widely recognized by the courts.  Gain a better understanding of fire by exploring how it ignites, evolves and can be misread!


  • Identify physical and chemical changes of matter related to fire
  • Discuss exothermic reactions, the fire triangle and fire tetrahedron
  • Describe typical sources of energy, heat transmission methods and phase changes
  • Explain the difference between heat and temperature
  • Determine origin and cause of a fire
  • Examine fire scene management
  • Explore case studies demonstrating the science behind fire investigations


Vice President, Envista Forensic Consulting
Scott Broad is an internationally certified fire and explosion investigator, internationally certified vehicle fire investigator, and internationally certified fire investigation instructor.  He has investigated over 1500 fires and he is well-recognized as a vehicle and electrical fire expert.  Scott is the Past-President of the Canadian Association of Fire Investigators and is a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators, National Association of Fire Investigators, and the Society of Automotive Engineers where he sits on the NFPA 921 Vehicle Fire Steering committee.

Time: 8:45 am – 12:00 pm 

Number of Continuing Education Credits: 3 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.

$125  IIBC Members
$205 Non-Members (includes IIBC membership expiring May 31, 2018)
The price for this seminar includes coffee service, light snacks and GST.

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 22

If you have any questions or want to register a group, please contact Winnie Hon at 604.681.5491 ext.21 | 1.888.681.5491

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