Science of Fire Investigation (Property)


UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Room C680, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 3B7 [Map]
Date and Time: December 05, 2019 8:45am - 12:00pm PST

Registration Extended to Tuesday, December 3.


Fire investigation is all about the science! A fire cause is not so because the investigator says it is, it's so because the science says it can't be otherwise. This session will take you through an in-depth tour of the due process involved in a fire investigation and further widely recognized by the courts. Gain a better understanding of fire by exploring how it ignites, evolves and can be misread!

• Identify physical and chemical changes of matter related to fire
• Discuss exothermic reactions, the fire triangle and fire tetrahedron
• Describe typical sources of energy, heat transmission methods and phase changes
• Explain the difference between heat and temperature
• Determine origin and cause of a fire
• Explore case studies demonstrating the science behind fire investigations


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 contactWinnieat .

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.

Non-members: IIBC Membership Fee of $80 (expiring May 31, 2020) is applicable.  Please register manually.