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Seminar Title:  
Hands-On Electrical Fire and Arson Investigation

DATES:  3/2/2022 through 3/4/2022

INSTRUCTOR(S):  David West

LOCATION:  Myrtle Beach Police Department Training Center - 3340 Mustang Street (M.B. Air Force Base), Myrtle Beach, SC  29577

HOTEL:  Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront Myrtle Beach - Myrtle Beach, SC  
$119.00 single/double
Identify with Spring Myrtle Beach Public Safety Conference to receive discounted room rate.

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $375.00 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 three (3) day training module will provide the fire/arson investigator with practical and technical skills necessary to investigate and determine electrical origin and cause of a fire.

This training module will provide both classroom and hands-on training with practical exercises on how to use electrical testing equipment and conduct a systematic accurate examination of electrical equipment, appliances, wiring and electrical circuits.

Attendees will be provided the necessary knowledge of electricity, the definition of electricity, how it cause fires, and how to testify in court for successful prosecution, and/or insurance determination.

Upon Successful Completion
Attendees will have been provided the skills and knowledge to:

    o    Demonstrate the proper sequence for investigating electrical fires.    

    o    Understand electrical terminology.

    o    Demonstrate a working knowledge of 120/240 volt wiring used in    
                  residential and commercial settings and testing procedures.

    o    Demonstrate a working knowledge of electrical appliances and
                  testing procedures.

    o    Demonstrate a working knowledge of electrical testing equipment,
                  volt ohm meter, and ampere meter.

    o    Demonstrate a working knowledge of safety devices, controls and
                  failures on appliances.

    o    Demonstrate the knowledge of how to document an electrical origin.

    o    Demonstrate knowledge of National Fire Protection Association 921
                  and National Fire Protection Association 1033.

    o    Demonstrate knowledge of how to use the internet to conduct fire/arson investigation research and obtain electrical    
                  equipment/appliance recall information.
    This three (3) day training module is presented in a very user friendly and  
         easy to understand method of instruction. This IS NOT presented from an
         electrical engineers perspective. You WILL be able to put into immediate       
         investigative practice the skills that you learn in this training.

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