Live Event - Undetermined Fire - 7.21.22 1pm Eastern

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Date: 7/21/2022 at 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Beyond the Negative Corpus: All too often we, as fire investigators, hang our hat on the classification of what we used to call “undetermined”. This is a presentation that will influence even the most experienced fire investigators. This two-hour presentation, skills will be shared with seasoned investigators to take a “negative corpus” fire determination and potentially make it into a criminal or civil case, depending on the investigator. All too many times we walk away from a “flat black spot” and never follow up with the fire. However, in this presentation, at a minimum of three case studies will be presented to the audience of fire investigations that were at the time, determined to be “undetermined” but later turned out to be criminal and civil cases by committing the crime of insurance fraud.

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  • Jeremy Damren

    Jeremy Damren is a Senior Investigator for the Office of State Fire Marshal in the State of Maine and a IAAI-CFI. Jeremy earned a BS degree in Criminal Justice as the University of Maine at Augusta. Jeremy has worked for a county sheriff’s office, a local police agency, and a state emergency management office. Jeremy is a current licensed EMT-P as well. Jeremy teaches for the National Emergency Training Center-FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute, the National Fire Academy, and the Kennebec Valley Community College. Currently, Jeremy is assigned a ATF&E Accelerant Detection K-9, K-9 Harry, as they have been working together for almost 6 years.

  • Trace Lawless - Moderator

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