The L-Tron team has returned from the 74th Annual International Training Conference (ITC) hosted by the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI). This year’s IAAI Arson Training Conference took place from April 25-27th at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort just outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Julianne Pangal and Andy McNeill attended the conference and demoed the OSCR360 system for fire investigation, evidence organization, and case presentation.
The ultimate goal of a fire investigator is to determine the fire’s origin and cause. The “point of origin” is the precise location where a fire was ignited, and the “cause” refers to the exact source(s) of the flame. Causation forensics, or the science behind determining the where, how and why a fire occurred, is important for many reasons. Discover more here:
Arson cases can be difficult to investigate and prosecute. An arson conviction requires a thorough investigation of the fire scene, meticulous scene documentation and evidence collection, follow-up on all interviews/leads, and a strong courtroom presentation. Discover four factors that can contribute to winning an arson conviction.
Upon arrival to a fire scene, a fire investigator must immediately assess the situation and begin a systematic and deliberate investigation – particularly if there is a possibility that the fire was intentional. If an arson case is to have any chance of being successfully prosecuted down the road, every “i” must be dotted and every “t” crossed during the investigation. When arson is suspected, the investigator is ultimately responsible for identifying and collecting evidence to support proof of incendiarism, proof of opportunity, proof of motive and connecting the evidence.
L-Tron will attend the President’s Reception and NYSIAAI Seminar (New York State Fire Investigators Association) at the Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, NY on November 6, 2019. The reception, awards ceremony, and cocktail hour, which is scheduled take place at 4:30 pm, is part of a three-day arson conference for fire investigators