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Fire Science Reviews

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Training Day and Conference April 20th 2016 Dublin

Fire Investigators Association of Ireland

Training Day & A.G.M.

Wednesday April 20th 2016

Dublin Fire Brigade Training Centre, Malahide Road, Marino, Dublin

09.00 – 09.30 Registration,

Chairperson Morning: Mr. Derek Byrne, Ass. Commissioner An Garda Síochana
09.30 – 09.35 Opening Address, Mr. Pat Fleming, C.F.O. Dublin Fire Brigade
09.35 – 10.35 Fire Investigation, “Where are we? Where are we going? How are we going to get there?”, Mr. Mick Gardiner, Gardiner Associates
10.35 – 11.00 Coffee

11.00 – 11.45 Too Many Cooks…,  Mr. Andrew Wade (First Forensic Ltd)
11.45 – 12.45 Car Fire Investigation, Mr. Richard Baker, Park Lodge International Ltd.

12.45 – 13.45 Lunch

Chairperson Afternoon: Mr. Eamon Gallagher, Group Commander N.I.F.R.S.
13:45 – 14:30 Case Study: Laundrette Tumble Dryer Fire, Ms. Eva McKiernan, IFIC Forensics
14:30 – 15:15 Fuel Laundering – Evidence Recovery, Mr.Steven McKendry (Higher C.S.I.)
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee
15:30 – 16:15 “Was the Smoke Detector Working?” Prof. Niamh Nic Daeid & Mr. Dave Coss, University of Dundee
16:15 – 16:30 Discussion
16:30 – 17:00 AGM

CPD Points: To be confirmed by the Chartered Society of Forensic Science & the Institution of Fire Engineers

Cost €35 / £ 30 for members and €45/ £40 for non members including light lunch.
Registration is NOW CLOSED

To download a copy of the poster click the link FIAI Conference 2016 April

Please note the AGM will be held on the day, all members welcome to attend.

FIAI ATC April 20th 2016

Training Day and AGM

Wednesday April 20th 2016

Fire Investigation

Dublin Fire Brigade Training Centre, Malahide Road, Marino, Dublin

Cost €35/£30 for members and €45/£40 for non members including light lunch

More information including topics/speakers and registration information to follow

Review of FIAI ATC 22 April 2015

This year’s ATC was hosted by the NIFRS in Belfast and was attended by approximately fifty delegates from various disciplines throughout the North and South of Ireland.

The services / industries represented included Fire and Rescue, Police, Forensic Science, Fire Investigation, Insurance and Fire Engineering. The programme was perhaps the FIAI’s most wide ranging to date and was expertly delivered by all the speakers involved.

For the first time, a “student slot” was included. This was intended to facilitate students engaged in fire-related studies to experience the atmosphere of a conference in a speakers role.

It also, of course, enabled them to showcase their work . The high level of interaction between delegates and speakers during question and answer sessions provided a strong indicator that the material presented addressed the interests of the entire audience.

Download the full text with photographs : Review FIAI ATC 2015

 

Investigating Natural Gas Systems

Now Available on CFITrainer.Net

A fire investigator should have a basic understanding of the potential role of natural gas as a fuel source, an ignition source, and a factor in fire spread. The fire investigator should also know the tests that may be required as part of the fire investigation when natural gas piping or equipment is involved. Continue reading

CFI Podcast: The process of elimination

Please join us for a new Podcast where we talk about the process of elimination and how it is a critical part of the scientific method, which is the preferred methodology for investigating a fire scene. How you explain your methodology is critical in many ways. It affects whether you will qualify as an expert witness and be permitted to testify. We hope you will listen and learn from our conversation with Steve Avato from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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Journal of Fire Sciences November 2014

Table of Contents

November 2014; 32 (6)

Effects of sample orientation on pyrolysis and piloted ignition of wood

Cone calorimeter study of polyethylene flame retarded with expandable graphite and intumescent fire-retardant additives

Study on multi-section, nonlinear model of flashover in a long–narrow confined space

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