Live Event - Improving Fire Investigator Health and Safety - 6.2.21 - 1pm EDT

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Date: 6/2/2021 at 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Goal: This presentation provides attendees with an understanding of the many health and safety hazards present in the post-fire environment to identify the situations where toxic gases, vapors, and particulates exist and the dangers of these substances, along with other hazards, pose. Attendees should then understand the need to use personal protective equipment, including proper respiratory protection, in the post-fire environment.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this lesson, the attendee should be able to: 1. Identify and interpret the types of physical, biological, and toxic hazards present at post-fire scenes 2. Describe the effects of ventilation on the structural post-fire scene 3. Explain the relevant fire investigation health hazard research studies 4. Identify the proper types of safety and respiratory PPE that fire investigators should use


  • Jeffrey Pauley

    Jeff is a retired Maryland police sergeant and has been a fire investigator since 2010. He was the deputy fire marshal for the Bedford County (VA) Fire & Rescue for five years and the battalion chief/fire marshal there for two and a half years. He is now employed by EFI Global, Inc. as a fire investigator. Mr. Pauley has been a member of the IAAI Health and Safety Committee since it was re-established in 2016 and is the principal author of the 2016 Benchmark Survey and the committee’s 2018 white paper “Fire Investigator Health and Safety Best Practices.”

  • Trace Lawless - Moderator

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