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WV IAAI Fire Investigation Conference 2022


The West Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators 
2022 Fire Investigation Conference
Monday and Tuesday, October 10th and 11th, 2022
Morgantown, West Virginia

Topics include:
Case Study – Everett Community College Fire (2 hours)
The Internet of Things and its Use in Fire Investigations (2 hours)
Supervisory Special Agent Dawn Dodsworth (ATF)
As seen on A&E Network’s Cold Case Files, this presentation covers a 34 year old, cold case firefighter line of duty death recently closed with arrest and conviction.  The presentation also includes doctoral research on how the use of data from the Internet of Things connected building systems can assist the fire investigator in narrowing down the area of origin, thus making conclusions more empirical.

Fatal Fire Scenes (4 hours)
ASFM Scott Rodes & ASFM Shawn Alderman (WV Office of the State Fire Marshal)
This course will cover the basic investigative responsibilities present at fatal fire scenes as well as methods and techniques for examination and documentation of the scene as well as evidence recovery. 

Lithium Batteries – What you need to Know (8 hours)
Brad O’Neal, PE (Forensic Investigation Research Experts - FIRE)
The course is an overview of Lithium battery failure modes and how the evidence presents itself. The forensic investigator will learn ways to investigate, document, and transport Lithium batteries safely.  

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