Past Chapter 15 training events have been an exciting mix of hands on practical experience, informative demonstrations as well as the presentation of lectures containing current and relevant information by a variety of seasoned presenters. Each year the BC Chapter 15 holds an annual general meeting along with a multi-day training event. Two additional training seminars are usually held in the spring and the fall.
Members from around British Columbia and Washington gather together to participate and exchange information regarding fire and arson investigation. Attendees of the annual meeting and seminar enhance thier knowledge and skills in new and innovative approaches to fire and arson investigation.
The educational seminars address a diverse array of topics related to the prevention, investigation and prosecution of arson fires. Representative seminar topics designed to enhance the knowledge of seminar participants include:
- expert witness qualifications
- electrcial fire causes
- evidence collection protocols
- explosion dynamics and explosive devices
- vehicle fires
- fire scene examination
- forensic pathology
- organized crime, gangs and arson
- Roles of the various parties in a Fire Investigation
- Terrorism and arson
- Fraud and Arson
One of the new features our website is the inclusion of the “Training Calendar“. Here you an view upcoming training events in a monthly calendar format and even submit your organizations training event information to our calendar so that other’s can know of the relevant arson investigation training opportunities coming to thier area.
Upcoming and past training events are also available in a list view. Within the list you can click on an event to open it and see additional details. All training events will remain open for registration up to three days prior to the event. If you have any questions regarding an upcoming training event please email us at gdanks(at)cnv(dot)org
Darren Berg is the Director in charge of training and event coordination. He can be reached at darren.berg(at)sedgwick(dot)com or by calling 604-949-2174.