Live Event - The Internet of Things - 12.14.23

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Date: 12/14/2023 at 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Interconnected technology is everywhere now; ring cameras, smart homes, self-driving vehicles, utility sensor data. Have you ever wondered how you can use this data to investigate a fire claim? This class, based on doctoral research conducted by ATF Supervisory Special Agent Dawn Dodsworth, will discuss how the use of data from the Internet of Things connected building systems can assist the fire investigator in narrowing down the area of origin, thus making conclusions more empirical. This class is designed for insurance professionals who handle fire claims and want to learn more about the data that can be harnessed from the Internet of Things in order to investigate claims. This material has been presented within the IAAI CFITrainer Podcast for September 2022 and on the DCARI training website.


  • Chris Konzelmann - Moderator
  • Dawn Dodsworth

    ATF SSA/CFI Dawn Dodsworth, Ph.D. Supervisory Special Agent/Certified Fire Investigator Dawn Dodsworth has been with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) since 2008. She has been in the ATF Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) program since 2012 and has served in that capacity in the Boston, Louisville, and Seattle Field Divisions. She is also an International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) certified CFI. Dr. Dodsworth has been a member of the ATF National Response Team (NRT) and the ATF International Response Team (IRT). SSA/CFI Dodsworth is currently the group supervisor for all Arson and Explosives assets within the Seattle Field Division. She has also been designated as the ATF Seattle Division Response Team Commander. Dr. Dodsworth sat on the IAAI Board of Directors – West Virginia Chapter and currently serves on the IAAI Board of Directors – Washington Chapter. She also is a member of the NFPA 1030 Technical Committee. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Forensic Sciences from Oklahoma State University. She also has a Master of Leadership and Public Administration from Centenary University.

  • Tristan Abbott - Moderator

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