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WV IAAI Fire Investigation Conference 2023


The West Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators 
2023 Fire Investigation Conference
Monday and Tuesday, October 16th and 17th, 2023
Morgantown, West Virginia

Topics include:

The DC Mansion Murders (4 Hours)
Detective Michael Pavero (Metropolitan Police)
This course will review the case facts, investigative steps and evidence used to convict Daron Wint, who was found guilty of the Murder of 4 people and Arson on what is known as the "DC Mansion Murders." Due to the nature of this case, taking pictures or images during the presentation will be prohibited.

Introduction to National Insurance Crime Bureau
Analysis of historical cell site location records and Google location records and vehicle tracking (4 hours)
Special Agent Chris Doyle (NICB)
ASFM Joe Vacchio (WV Office of the State Fire Marshal)
This course introduces the National Insurance Crime Bureau as well as the use of location data in tracking related to fire investigations.

Fire Dynamics (4 Hours)
Dr. Gregory E. Gorbett (EKU)
This workshop introduces investigators to fire and explosion dynamics as it applies to origin and cause determinations.

Strategies to Disqualify the Opponent’s Expert Witness and Bolster Your Expert (4 Hours)
Dr. Gregory E. Gorbett (EKU)
This workshop introduces investigators to the standards of care for the fire and explosion investigation profession.  Participants will be able to explain the qualifications that must be satisfied for an individual to testify as an expert witness at trial. Participants will compare the practices found in bolstering strong expert witness testimony and disqualifying opponent’s expert witness.  Participants will also review the strategies used by opposing experts for establishing strong arguments against origin and cause findings.

Host Hotel and Conference Center

Holiday Inn Morgantown-University Area
1188 Pineview Drive
Morgantown, WV  26505

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