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IIBC – The Science of Fire Investigation

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by Insurance Institute of BC
December 05, 2019
UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, V7Z 3B7

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
  • Explore case studies demonstrating the science behind fire investigations

Scott Broad, CFEI, CVFI, CFII, CCFI-C, Regional Director, Envista Forensic US

Date and Time: Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 8:45am – 12pm PST

Number of Continuing Education Credits:  3 Technical

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 29, 2019

Fees: The price for this seminar includes coffee service, light breakfast snacks and GST.
$125  IIBC Members
+$80 Non-Members – IIBC Membership Fee of $80 (expiring May 31, 2020) is applicable.

Corporate Rate: $105 per attendee for corporate groups of 6 or more (membership is additional for non-members). To register with a corporate rate, please contact Winnie  in advance at .

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