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Virtual Training - Utility Equipment Education for Fire Investigators - 1.20.22


Utility Equipment Education for Fire Investigators
Instructors: Michael Lilien
January 20, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Live Virtual Training using Zoom

Michael Lilien is forensic electrical engineer for EFI Global. Michael worked for utilities for over ten years in California and Missouri. In California he worked in a multitude of distribution engineering roles, including equipment and construction standards, distribution operations, and manager of a massive fire prevention construction project that deployed over one hundred (100) S&C Electric Intellirupters in the San Diego backcountry in a nine month span, the hardening of wire spans deemed to be at a high danger level, and the deployment of wireless fault indicators developed in conjunction with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and Ingenu (formerly On-Ramp Wireless). Michael is a licensed engineer in seven states including his home states of Missouri and California. He received a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois- Urbana/Champaign in 2003 and an M.B.A. from the University of Missouri- Columbia in 2017. Michael resides in Columbia, MO with his wife and three daughters.

Course Description

Wildfires have become a regular feature of the western U.S. landscape, one we have grown accustomed to. They have gone from burning remote areas that have little impact on the lives of those in states like California, Oregon, or New Mexico, to decimating areas with higher population sizes. The impact of these massive fires can be seen and felt as far east as New York City as the Dixie Fire smoke from this summer contributed to the lowest air quality rating in the city since 2006. This course will train a fire investigator on how to identify overhead utility equipment, teach them how that equipment works, and finally what kind of impact it  can have, positive and negative, in a wildfire investigation. 

IAAI Member - $25.00
IAAI Non-Member $50.00
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Registration closes at 5:00PM EST Wednesday, January 19, 2022

You must register for this class before 5pm the day before training
There will be no "On Demand" purchase of this class.

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