Update on Speaking Events
Last night was fantastic! Boston Public Library Charlestown Branch for the Friends of the Library
Nearly 60 people, energetic crowd, great location, reception, excellent sales, lots of fun!
Thanks to the Friends, Mary Curtain and Christine, plus Don on A/V.
Special kudos to Tommy who we met at the Warren Tavern. He and his friend Eve were kind enough to attend the event--total strangers, Townies, good people.
Monday, 3/9, 1 PM Penatucket Regional HS; Chief Mike Dwyer for Public Safety Class
Monday, 3/9 6 PM Groveland PL, slides, movies; 185 Main St, Groveland, MA
3/15-3/21 GA; GFIA; March 17th 12:15 to 5 pm Thermometry and fire dynamics. Tommy Sipsy, Chief Fire Investigator
Saturday, 3/28 (Sell books only) N.E. Fools Fire Buff Photo Night, Black Swan CC, Georgetown, 285 Andover St., 5-11 PM; Pres. Rusty Ricker, Wakefield FD
Thursday, 4/2 Wareham Public Library, 6-7:45 PM
I am with author, Stephanie Schorow who wrote "Boston On Fire" among other books
GFIA Spring Seminar 2020 Description Tuesday, March 17th 8:00 am - Noon Pre-Registered ECT & CFI Exams 10:00am - Noon Registration Noon- 12:15pm Opening Ceremonies 12:15-2:00pm Thermometry Wayne Miller Retired ATF 2:00- 5:00pm Thermodynamics Wayne Miller Retired ATF Wednesday, March 18th 8:00 -Noon Jeff Morrill Vehicle Fire Investigations Noon- 1:00pm Lunch on Your Own 1:00 -5:00pm Jeff Morrill Live Vehicle Fires Thursday, March 19th 8:00- Noon Jeff Morrill Vehicle Investigation Noon- 1:00pm Lunch Provided Henry County FD 1:00pm-5:00pm Challenges to the Expert Challenges, Methodology, and Opinions David Bridges (Part 1) Friday, March 19th 8:00-Noon Challenges to the Expert Challenges, Methodology, and Opinions David Bridges (Part 2) **The Vehicle Investigation Course will provide 12 hours of tested training that can be used towards the IAAI Motor Vehicle Fire Credential Endorsement. Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta McDonough 30 Mill Rd McDonough GA 30253 (770) 305-0180 - (678) 583-9610 at a special rate of $94 a night Rooms Must be Booked by February 16th to obtain Special Rate. Book By: Calling the hotel directly: 770-305-0180 (Ask for the Georgia Fire Department Rates) Book your group rate for Georgia Fire Department 2020 Georgia Fire Investigators Association Spring Seminar March 17th – 20th, 2020 Henry County Senior Center 97 Lake Dow Rd McDonough, GA 30252GFIA members: $100 Non-GFIA members: $125
That book is HOT, HOT HOT!!! I'd better call for Boston Fire Dept!
I will be presenting soon in Maryland!
MFEIA Training Seminar April 2020
Maryland Fire and Explosive Investigator's Association (MFEIA) Training April 7-8, 2020 Ocean City, MD
Ocean City Fire Department Headquarters 1409 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD 21842
Not only will the course provide investigators with additional knowledge, but it will also be an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with other fire investigators from across the state of Maryland, Washington, DC and surrounding areas.
The Holiday Inn - Oceanfront has again provided us with a great rate of $59/night.Contact the hotel directly at (410) 524-1600 to reserve your room and mention “MD Fire & Explosive Investigators Training” when making your reservation to secure the negotiated rate. Registration for the training will open very soon on our website at www.mfeia.org.
The training each day will be held at the OCFD. Training certificates will be provided by email. Should you have any questions, please contact Secretary Mark Selke at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 301-428-1067.
Here is some additional information regarding the training topics: CFI Jeff Pauley, Chairman of the IAAI Safety Committee, will discuss fire investigator health and safety best practices. Educating fire investigators on health and safety protocols after a fire is important to ensuring fewer incidences of chronic and life-threatening health conditions and illnesses caused by exposure.
Electrical Engineer Chris Graham of Center Engineering, will provide hands-on training in the area of electrical fires. The specific topics covered will include solar systems, bathroom fans, and dryers. Maryland Deputy Fire Marshal Dexter Hodges will discuss a long-term federal arson investigation in the City of Baltimore. The investigation resulted in the conviction of three individuals, two of which were involved in a complex arson-for-profit scheme and a conspiracy to murder a witness and other offenses.
Maryland Deputy Fire Marshal Dexter Hodges will discuss a long-term federal arson investigation in the City of Baltimore. The investigation resulted in the conviction of three individuals, two of which were involved in a complex arson-for-profit scheme and a conspiracy to murder a witness and other offenses.
Wayne Miller, a retired ATF Special Agent/CFI will discuss an extensive arson investigation which is the subject of his new book, Burn Boston Burn-The Largest Arson Case in the History of the Country. The investigation involved a conspiracy of 9 men, including 3 Boston police officers and a Boston firefighter, who burned structures in Boston and surrounding communities in the early 1980s due to tax-cutting measures that caused layoffs of hundreds of police and firefighters. Over 2 years, these individuals, turned arsonists, torched 264 buildings, causing millions of dollars in damages and hundreds of injuries.
See you in Ocean City!