Behind the Scenes of a Fire Forensic Investigation: From Loss to Litigation Webinar (IINS)


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Date and Time: March 30, 2023 1:00pm - 3:15pm Atlantic Time


Every fire claim comes with variables and uncertainties, understanding a forensic investigation is no different. The requirements and the challenges faced by claims staff can either aid an investigation by laying the proper groundwork to increase the probability of a successful file or result in disaster from the very beginning.


• Understand the process of a forensic investigation
• Discuss the requirements for a successful file from a forensic and legal perspective
• Review case studies involving structures and vehicles


Neil Ralston, CFE, CFEI, CFVI, CFII, Fire and Explosion Investigator, Origin and Cause
Neil is a senior Forensic Fire Investigator with over 20 years of experience, including 12 years working for the Metropolitan Police in London, England and the Edmonton Police Service in Alberta. Post policing, Neil specialized in complex multi-agency large loss fire investigations for the insurance industry. Neil is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator and a Certified Fraud Examiner. To date, Neil has investigated approximately 300 residential, commercial and vehicle fires/explosions as well as other non-fire related complex losses. He is a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) as well as the association of certified fraud examiners (ACFE).

Allen Bauer, CFEI, CFVI, Fire and Explosion Investigator, Origin and Cause
Allen is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator with over 15 years’ experience in fire suppression. He is a former captain qualified fire investigator with the City of Edmonton fire rescue services investigations branch and has performed over 150 investigations. He is currently a member of the NAFI, FIAA and IAFF.

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Number of Continuing Education Credits:  2 Technical CE Credit (BC)
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Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Fees: Before GST. Insurance Institute membership required

$65.22 IINS Member
$56.52 Corporate Rate (group of 6+) - Contact Jessica to register groups.

+$69.57 Insurance Institute membership for New Member (membership exp May 31, 2024 )

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