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Electrical Aspects of Fire Investigation


Electrical Aspects of Fire Investigation
September 16 - 18, 2020
Class starts promptly at 8am

Mohegan Tribal Fire Department
49 Sandy Desert Rd,
Uncasville, CT 06382
September 16 - 18, 2020

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 download a SharePoint link for student materials, prior to class.
Please bring a laptop to class.

CFITrainer.Net® Module Prerequisites:
Arc Mapping Basics
Basic Electricity
Electrical Safety
Residential Electrical Systems
Introduction to Evidence

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When you have completed the required modules, in User Console, click on Transcript. Download PDF. Do not rename the file. Send the pdf file to bridget@oldlymesanitation.com. Please put the name of the class you are attending in the subject line.

Hotel Accommodation information: TBD

Registration fee: $400

For registration and payment information, please contact Bridget Yuknat at bridget@oldlymesanitation.com

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