Global Leaders in Fire Investigation®

OH 2018 Seminar March 20 - 21, 2018

Dates: Mar 20, 2018 - Mar 21, 2018
Location: Reynoldsburg, OH
Reynoldsburg, OH (United States)
Description: Ohio Chapter presents:
2018 Training Seminar
Ohio Fire Academy
8895 E Main St
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068


0700-0800 Registration (coffee provided)

0800-0815 Welcome: SFM Investigation Bureau Chief Josh Hobbs, Ohio Fire Marshal Jeff Hussey, and Ohio IAAI President Robert Cabral, IAAI-CFI

0815-1200 Greg Gorbett, IAAI-CFI, Associate Professor in the Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigation degree Program at Eastern  Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky

Scientific Method – Use, application, and gap analysis for the origin and cause determination. 

1200-1300 Lunch (provided with registration)

1300-1700 Thomas Ost-Prisco, Deputy District Attorney for the District Attorney’s Office of Chester County, Pennsylvania

Courtroom Testimony for Fire Investigators - Preparing for court, legal requirements for expert testimony, NFPA 921 & 1033, and courtroom do’s and don'ts,  Negative Corpus - What is it and how to avoid it.


0800-1200 Brett Henne, IAAI-CFI, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP

Why can’t I testify about my opinions?

1200-1300 Lunch (provided with registration)

1300-1700 Joanna Lambert, IAAI-CFI, ATF, David McCabe, ATF, and Ingrid Squire, NICB

Case study regarding a fraud/arson for profit/murder for hire investigation.

Upon completion of the seminar, tested hours will be available through


Ohio Chapter IAAI Member (both days) $95.00
Ohio Chapter IAAI Non-member (both days) $190.00

Ohio Chapter IAAI Member March 20th, day 1 only $55.00
Ohio Chapter IAAI Non-member March 20, day 1 only $110.00

Ohio Chapter IAAI Member March 21st, day 2 only $55.00
Ohio Chapter IAAI Non-member March 21st, day 2 only $110.00

Questions: Call Chris Ellis @ 513-623-9314 /


Comfort Inn and Suites
1800 Hill Road, Pickerington, OH 614-575-9900
Room rates $89.00 plus tax, mention the government rate.
Contact the manager (Andy) if you have any questions.

Holiday Inn Express
2806 Taylor Road Ext, Reynoldsburg, OH 614-861-8888
Room rate $93.00 plus tax, mention Ohio IAAI Seminar Rate.

Ohio State Fire Marshal Academy
Room Rates are $30.00 double occupancy, $60.00 single occupancy.
To reserve a room, contact the academy at 614-752-7119.

Class starts promptly at 0800hrs.