Hoarding Awareness: Dealing with the Complex Issue of Obsessive Compulsive Hoarding Disorder!


Comfort Inn & Suites, 3020 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC [Map]
Date and Time: October 23, 2019 1:00pm - 4:15pm


Since the development of Building and Fire Codes in Canada, the risks associated with fatal fires have significantly reduced. However, one of the most serious outliers in terms of fire fatalities, loss, and injury is the emergence of the disorder known as Hoarding.

Hoarding isn’t new but it is a causal link in many preventable high loss/fatal fires. An estimated 3-6% of the population suffers from the disorder known as Obsessive Compulsive Hoarding.  Although Hoarding is only responsible for a small percentage of fires (0.25%), when fires do occur, it is attributable to a disproportionate number (24%) of fatal, high loss fires.  In this session, you will learn what can be done to tackle this complex disorder and prevent these occurrences. 

Seminar Objectives:
• Examine Hoarding and its causes
• Discuss the complexities of Hoarding and its financial impact on the community
• Explain how harm reduction strategies for Hoarding help to prevent fires and loss of life and property
• Review potential solutions and the ongoing work being done to reduce the hazard of Hoarding
• Explore case studies
• Learn about the challenges faced when fires occur in Hoarding situations including:  Risk Assessment, Scene Stabilization, Material Removal, Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) & Biological Hazards (Biohazards)

Scott Melville, IAAI-CFI©, CFEI, CVFI, CCFI-C, CFII Owner, Principle Fire Investigator – Triple Sevens Fire Consulting Inc.
Randy Thoen, NAFI-CFEI, IAAI-FIT, NFPA-CFI Fire Investigator - Triple Sevens Fire Consulting Inc.

CE CREDITS: 3 Technical

$ 125.00 Insurance Institute of BC Member
$ 205.00 Non-Member (fee includes IIBC membership – expiry May 31/20)
Corporate Rate $105 per attendee.  Corporate Rate is for groups of 6 or more (Membership is additional for non-members). Contact Donna Salahor to register a group
dsalahor@insuranceinstitute.ca .  

The price for this half-day seminar includes coffee service, light snack and GST.


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Cancellation Policy: NO REFUNDS. Participant substitutions permitted at no charge 48 prior to seminar (must be current member). IIBC Reserves the right to cancel this seminar due to unforeseen circumstances. Should this occur, registration fees will be refunded.

If you have any questions, please contact Donna Salahor dsalahor@insuranceinstitute.ca or 250-216-9393

Non-members: IIBC Membership Fee of $80 (expiring May 31, 2020) will be added to the shopping cart at Check Out.