Vehicle Fire: There's a Lot Under the Hood!


UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Room C680, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 3B7 [Map]
Date and Time: December 05, 2019 1:30pm - 4:45pm PST

Registration Extended to Tuesday, December 3.  Call Winnie at 604.681.5491 x21 to register.


If you think it is difficult to understand fire ignition and how fire travels within a building, wait until you investigate a vehicle fire! Not only are there many oxidants, fuels, and ignition sources, but they are all crammed into a very confined space. Whether you're a new or seasoned investigator, it's important to understand the various dynamics involved in a vehicle fire in order to determine the origin and cause of the thermodynamic event.


  • Review basic fire science principles
  • Discuss safety principles
  • Compare various vehicle fuel
  • Identify various vehicle systems and ignition possibilities 
  • Examine techniques to determine compartment of origin
  • Identify arson red flags
  • Explore relevant case studies

    Scott Broad, CFEI, CVFI, CFII, CCFI-C
    Regional Director, Envista Forensics US

    Scott Broad is an internationally certified fire and explosion investigator, internationally certified vehicle fire investigator, and internationally certified fire investigation instructor. He has investigated over 1500 fires and he is well-recognized as a vehicle and electrical fire expert. Scott is the Past-President of the Canadian Association of Fire Investigators and is a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators, National Association of Fire Investigators, and the Society of Automotive Engineers where he sits on the NFPA 921 Vehicle Fire Steering committee.

    Number of Continuing Education Credits:  3 Technical

    Registration Deadline Extended: Tuesday, December 3

    Fees: The price for this seminar includes coffee service, light snacks and GST.
    $125 IIBC Members
    +$80 Non-Members - IIBC Membership Fee of $80 (expiring May 31, 2020) is applicable.

    Corporate Rate: $105 per attendee for groups of 6 or more (membership is additional for non-members). To register with a corporate rate, please contact Winnieat .

    Manual Registration: Please download and complete our Manual Registration Form [pdf] and return it via email to Winnie at

    Cancellation Policy:No Refunds. Participant substitutions accepted 48 hours prior to seminar (substitute must be current member). IIBC reserves the right to cancel the seminar due to unforeseen circumstances. Should this occur, registration fees will be refunded.