Live Burn & Fire Scene Investigation (Abbotsford, BC)

Abbotsford Fire Department Training Centre

1544 Riverside Road, Abbotsford, BC, V2S 8J2 [Map]
Date and Time: September 28, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm PST


Late registrations are accepted.

Witness the destructive power of fire at a live burn!  This interactive session is held in collaboration with the BC-IAAI, International Association of Arson Investigators.  The session involves working with local police, firefighters and investigators to complete a full fire scene investigation.  Join us for this great opportunity!

Seminar Objectives 
- Learn how to preserve evidence in fire investigation and why this is important for chain of custody and recovery 
Examine what to do in fire scenes to investigate fire
- Discuss c
onviction required for arson 
Identify roles of all parties at a fire scene: firefighters, officers, investigators, adjuster
- Participate in small groups in fire scene investigations of burn cells staged for causation – in collaboration with IAAI attendees (firefighters, officers, and fire investigators)
- Observe a live burn demonstration before, during, and after the burn

Adjusters, Fire Investigators

Hosted in Collaboration with BC-IAAI
This one-day session is offered as a part of a 5-day training for IAAI members. If you’re interested in the full 5-day training, please see the BC-IAAI page for full details.

Darren Berg, BA (Crim), Executive General Adjuster - Crawford GTS and First Vice President - IAAI
Matthew C. Wood, P.Eng, CFEI, Secretary - 
Christopher J. Reed
, MSc.Eng (Fire), P.Eng, CFEI, Director - IAAI
John Kim, Lawyer - Owen Bird Law Corp
RCMP Representative

Sponsors - Canstar Restorations | Crawford & Co. | MBC Group | IAAI-BC

8:15           Check-in
9:00-12:00  In-class Seminar
12:00-1:00  Lunch
1:00-4:00    Live Burn & Fire Scene Investigation

   - This session is only for registered attendees.  No visitors will be permitted.
   - Attire:  Please dress for the weather and bring your own PPE if possible (steel toe boots, N95 mask, coveralls or disposable Tyvek suit).  Session will run rain or shine.
   - Parking: Limited space available.  Carpool highly recommended.  Cars will be directed on arrival to maximize parking.  Please plan to stay on-site for the day.  If you must leave early, please inform us on arrival (note that this may affect your CE credit letter issuance).  Further details will be sent prior to seminar.

Number of Continuing Education Credits: 6 Technical CE Credit (BC) for the day
Please be aware that tardy arrival or early departure will preclude IIBC from issuing a CE certificate for this education session.

Registration Deadline: September 26, 2023

Fees: Before GST. Fee includes in-person seminar, continental breakfast, soup & sandwich lunch.
Corporate rate not available due to limited capacity.

$333.33 IIBC Member
$309.52 CIP Society Member

+$85.71 Insurance Institute membership for New Member (membership exp May 31, 2024 )

Cancellation Policy:   Participant substitutions accepted up to 48 hours prior to webinar (substitute must be current member). IIBC reserves the right to cancel the webinar due to unforeseen circumstances.

Winnie Hon, CIP , Seminars & Events Specialist
Insurance Institute of BC
T: 604.678.5747 

New members: IIBC Membership Fee of $85.71 is applicable (membership expires May 31, 2024).  For assistance to renew or process a new membership, please contact or 604 681 5491.