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Electrical Aspects of Fire Investigation PA August 16 - 18, 2017

Dates: Aug 16, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017
Location: Reading, PA
Reading, PA (United States)
Description: IAAI PA Chapter presents:
Electrical Aspects of Fire Investigation
August 16 - 18, 2017
Berks Co. Fire Training Ctr.
895 Morgantown Rd.
Reading, PA 19607

This course addresses the critical skills essential to the effective investigation and evaluation of fires involving potential electrical fire causes. This course utilizes state of the art techniques, practices, protocols and standards to assist investigators to properly and effectively evaluate electrical systems and associated components to ascertain their role in a fire. Students will be provided with a basic knowledge of electricity, electrical circuits and distribution systems, proper evaluation and recognition of common electrical faults and failures of electrical components and circuits, as well as a working knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and how it applies to fire investigations. The use of “Arc Mapping” will also be discussed and how it can be effectively used to assist in fire origin determination. Participants will also be able to demonstrate a general knowledge of electricity, electrical circuits, systems and arc mapping principles through a series of instructor-led “hands-on” practical exercises.
Topics to be covered: Scene Safety; Definitions / Terms; Atomic Theory and Electricity; Ohm’s Law / Joules’ Law; Magnetism; AC vs. DC; Transformers; Three Phase Power; Branch Circuits; Service Entrance; Meter Usage; Circuit Breakers; Wiring;Measuring Voltage & Current; Electrical Failure; Evidence Collection; Scene Processing; Electrical Heating; Arcing Through Char & Melting; Examination Hints; Myth Avoidance; Arc Mapping; Open Neutral Failure; Intrusion Alarm and Surveillance Systems;Electrical Examinations; and Case Studies.
All attendees MUST be able to access the IAAI drop box for student materials, prior to class.
Please bring a laptop to class. Class starts promptly at 8AM.

CFITrainer.Net® Module Prerequisites:
• Arc Mapping Basics • Basic Electricity • Electrical Safety • Residential Electrical Systems • Introduction to Evidence
Prerequisites must be completed and forwarded to IAAI-Training by July 31, 2017

Registration Fees:
IAAI Member: $290.00 Early Bird; after July 1st, $320.00
Non-member: $435.00 Early Bird; after July 1st, $480.00
Cancellation Deadline: July 16, 2017

Recommended Hotels:
Best Western Plus Reading Inn & Suites
2299 Lancaster Like
Shillington, PA 19610

Hampton Inn Reading/Wyomissing
1800 Paper Mill Rd
Wyomissing, PA 19610

Courtyard Reading/Wyomissing
150 N Park Rd
Reading, Pa 19610


Questions? IAAI-Training@firearson.com
All meals are each individual's responsibility.
All offerings are subject to cancellation or change.
Any cancellations must go through the IAAI Training Dept. to be applied toward a future IAAI course.
Register: Please call IAAI at 800-468-4224 for registration information.