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Vehicle Fires- One Day Class May 16 ,2014
Sponsored by The Middlesex County Fire Prevention & Protection Association and The Middlesex County Fire Marshal’s Office
Limited seating - please sign up soon - cut off May 2, 2014

Please find attached the Marine Fire Training Seminar

 Sponsored by

New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators,
Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Northeast Chapter (SAMS) and The Middlesex County Fire Marshal’s Office


This is an advanced level course.  Prior training in basic fire investigation is recommended to include a prerequisite knowledge of "NFPA 921, Guide for Fire & Explosion Investigations, 2014 Edition".

Participants will be attending marine/recreational boat specific fire investigation training and will be participating in two days of hands on training as part of a team approach to fire investigation.  The course sponsors have staged several boat fires (over ten in all).  Students will be divided into teams.  Each team will be given the task of investigating one of the staged fires, determining the area of origin, ignition source, first fuel ignited, ignition sequence, fire/smoke spread and fire classification.  Each team will prepare a short report of their findings along with supporting documentation to the general session for critique and analysis before viewing a video of the actual burn.  Videos of the actual staged burns will include infrared thermography to show heat and fire patterns as the fire develops and spreads.  The culmination of the course will be a live boat burn and suppression exercise.

This is the only course of this nature offered in the world.  The last time this course was offered was in 2012.    Those lucky enough to attend that training have been talking about it ever since saying that; attending the course proved invaluable to their professional careers, that it gave them valuable insight into how to properly investigate a recreational boat fire, and that it added a high level of qualification to their professional curriculum vitae (something required under NFPA 1033 qualifications). 

Who Should Attend: Law Enforcement and/or Fire Investigative Personnel, Private Fire Investigators, Marine Surveyors/Adjusters, Marine Insurance Adjusters, Private Investigators, Fire Department Personnel, Marine Mechanics, Insurance Company Underwriters and Claims Professionals who deal with or investigate cases involving recreational marine fires.

Course Location:
Middlesex County Fire Academy
1001 Fire Academy Drive, Sayreville, NJ 08872

Course Dates:
May 29 & 30, 2014  Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Full Time Law Enforcement and Emergency Services $125.00
Non Law Enforcement/other: $300.00

What to Bring:
Coveralls or Tyvek suits (2), gloves, boots or shoe covers, safety glasses, particle masks, camera and a willingness to share your knowledge with others.