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Seminar Title:  
Arson Scene Search and Evidence Recovery

DATES:  10/4/2021 through 10/6/2021

INSTRUCTOR(S):  David West

LOCATION:  Drury Plaza Hotel  - 1380 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, OH  44114

HOTEL:  Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown - Cleveland, OH  216-357-3100
$109 Single/Double
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $350.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

David West,CFEI / KLEC Police Instructor, is a Retired Detective, with the Kentucky State Police, specializing in Arson Investigation and Electrical Fire Analysis for the past 25 years. Mr. West’s career began in the Electrical trade as a Contractor, he then became a State Certified Electrical Inspector, and used this electrical background to join the Kentucky State Police Arson Division examining electrical failures on fire scenes. He became a Police instructor, specializing in Electrical Fires and Fire Related Deaths, at the State Police Academy. His expertise has assisted State and Federal Agencies in examining electrical wiring systems, generating official reports, and testifying as an expert witness in cases.

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Course Objectives

This two- day training module will give Fire Officials, Law Enforcement Officers and Insurance fire Investigators, In-depth guidance for processing a fire scene and collecting evidence according to recognized acceptable standards. In addition to procedural knowledge participants will learn scene security, how to organize a team effort with other Investigators, and how to properly identify, collect, document and maintain a chain of evidence custody.


  • I.A.A.I. Certified Fire Investigators: Testing for this course is optional for CFI Points.            
  • C.F.E.I. Examination (Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators) - Examination will be offered at this class. Certifications will be granted to those whose applications are accepted and who pass the examination.
  • Applications for membership and certification will available at the class. For additional information call the NAFI office at 877.506.NAFI or visit the website at Membership is $55.00. Certification cost is $125. You must be a member to be and remain certified, however you may join at the time of certification testing.

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