2.5 Day New Fire and Arson Investigator Academy. Based on NFPA 921 and 1033
DATES: 9/11/2017 through 9/13/2017
INSTRUCTOR(S): Steven Chasteen
LOCATION: Lansing Center - 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933
HOTEL: Candlewood Suites - Lansing, MI 517-351-8181
Identify with Public Agency Training Council to receive discounted rate
COURSE REGISTRATION FEE: $325.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.
Steve Chasteen, AIFireE, C.F.I., C.F.E.I., has been in the
fire service since 1972 serving as a volunteer firefighter and a full time career firefighter and company officer for 27
years for the City of Bloomington, Illinois Fire Department. He worked as a municipal fire investigator for the fire
department for a number of years prior to returning to suppression duties on a ladder company where he retired as a
Steve has also worked as a private fire investigator working in the insurance industry
conducting fire investigations for the past 32 years. He has conducted more than 2,800 fire scene examinations and fire
analysis to determine the origin and cause of the fire. Steve has testified extensively in both State and Federal Court
as an expert witness. Steve is recognized as an “Associate at the Institute of Fire Engineers in London, England. He is
a “Certified Fire Investigator” recognized by the International Association of Arson Investigators as well as a
“Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator” recognized by the National Association of Fire Investigators. Steve also
attended the ATF National Academy in Glynco, Ga. He is still a member of the MABAS 41 Fire Investigation Team in McLean
Steve also works as a “Field Staff Instructor” with the University of Illinois Fire
Service Institute in Champaign, Illinois. He has worked as one of the lead instructors in the Fire/Arson Investigation
Training Program providing instruction to firefighters, police officers and insurance company representatives. He is
also a National Instructor with the Public Agency Training Council in Indianapolis, Indiana. Steve has also provided
fire investigation training to criminal investigators from various branches of the US Military.
Steve regularly consults with various local and state fire officials as well as law
enforcement agencies around the country to provide assistance in fire investigation and fire scene analysis. He has
also provided expert assistance to prosecutors in criminal cases as well as to the insurance industry and manufacturers
in civil cases.
Pre-Payment is NOT required to register or attend this seminar
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This training has been registered with the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards for the use of P.A. 302 Funds.
Fire investigations is the process of obtaining facts about a fire to bring
you to the conclusion—the Origin of the Fire and Cause.
This two and a half day class will provide you with the tools and knowledge to help
you obtain true facts about any fire investigation. This is an entry level class for new personnel entering into fire investigation.
Supposition, misinformation and false intuition will lead to false conclusions.
True Knowledge + True Facts = Actual Case
The attendee will have been provided the knowledge to perform a successful
origin and cause conclusion:
Basic Investigation Methodology
Origin & Cause Determination
Determining Accidental Causes
Electrical & Appliance Fires
Recording The Scene