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Seminar Title:  
Advanced Legal Issues in Fire and Explosion Investigations

DATES:  3/2/2020 through 3/3/2020

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Peter Beering

LOCATION:  Gwinnett County Fire & Emergency Services - 408 Hurricane Shoals Road, Lawrenceville, GA  30046

HOTEL:  Country Inn and Suites - Buford, GA  770-271-1441
Contact Hotel for Current State Govt Rates

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $325.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Peter S. Beering
Mr. Beering is an internationally recognized expert in emergency preparedness, planning, response, counter terrorism, arson, and bombings. His professional focus is on preparedness and response to difficult problems. He delivers strategic risk management, threat assessment, emergency response, planning, crisis communications, and training services.
Involved in antiterrorism efforts for almost two decades, Mr. Beering has served on numerous panels advising government including the Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness, a five year joint initiative of Harvard University and the United States Department of Justice. This appointment placed him among the top twenty leading experts on terrorism in the United States who studied the topic and published various policy recommendations to industry, government, and the public. Mr. Beering is the lead author of, “Winning Plays: Essential Guidance From the Terrorism Line of Scrimmage” which was publicly released March 11, 2002, by the Executive Session. Used extensively by the United States Department of Homeland Security, “Winning Plays” has been entered into the Congressional Record three times since its release.
Mr. Beering is one of ten experts selected by the Department of Defense who trained mayors and senior officials throughout the United States in terrorism preparation and response on behalf of the Department of Defense. Mr. Beering has designed and conducted training exercises across the United States for organizations ranging from the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department, The District of Columbia Department of Health, Indianapolis police, fire, medical, communications, public health and hospital systems, and human service agencies, and the senior staffs of some of the country’s largest cities. Numerous utilities, private companies and organizations, including the NCAA, NBA, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Self Storage Association, the Abu Dhabi Water and Electric Authority, AEP (Nuclear power), and a number of sensitive facilities that cannot be identified, have retained Mr. Beering to assist with their strategic risk management, planning, and response.

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Course Objectives

This course, taught by an experienced arson and bombing prosecutor with over a decade of prosecution experience, and who was also a certified fire investigator, will delve into the problems and challenges commonly found in fire and explosion cases. This intensive course will challenge investigators to examine their cases differently and will prepare them for legal challenges at every stage of the investigation and possible litigation. Students must present a resume during course registration for review. Students will be required to complete a report writing exercise and selected students will testify. Topics:
  • Understanding the impact of fire science on investigations
  • Investigative biases
  • NFPA and other helpful resources
  • Search and Seizure for the fire ground
  • Dealing with fatalities and fatality investigations
  • Documentation and reporting about the scene and other pits filled with quicksand
  • Case presentation to the prosecutor/district attorney
  • Expert testimony (including resume, qualifying, opinion testimony)
  • Understanding and surviving cross examination
  • Staying alive.

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