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IIBC – Vehicle Fire: There’s a Lot Under the Hood!

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

If you think it is difficult to understand fire ignition and how fire travels within a building, wait until you investigate a vehicle fire! Not only are there many oxidants, fuels, and ignition sources, but they are all crammed into a very confined space. Whether you’re a new or seasoned investigator, it’s important to understand the various dynamics involved in a vehicle fire in order to determine the origin and cause of the thermodynamic event.


  • Review basic fire science principles
  • Discuss safety principles
  • Compare various vehicle fuel
  • Identify various vehicle systems and ignition possibilities 
  • Examine techniques to determine compartment of origin
  • Identify arson red flags
  • Explore relevant case studies

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

Date and Time: Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 1:30pm – 4:45pm PST

Number of Continuing Education Credits:  3 Technical

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 29, 2019

Fees: The price for this seminar includes coffee service, light 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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