We are working diligently to solidify our course agenda for the 2023 Ohio Arson School. While we still have some details to work out, we are excited to announce the following presentations are being planned:
Large Fire Loss
NFPA 1033, 921 and 1041 Latest Updates
Lithium Ion Battery Fires
Appliance Fires and Code Enforcement Updates
Stay tuned for further updates. We look forward to seeing everyone very soon!
Providing Investigators With Cutting-Edge Continuing Education since 1954.
Ohio Department of Public Safety—approved Firefighter CEUs.
The Ohio Arson School is the premier forum for cutting-edge continuing education and instruction for public and private investigators responsible for determining the origin and cause of fires.The School has been training investigators since 1954.Our focus is to provide investigators with the most relevant, up-to-date tools and information to best serve their communities and their clients.
Our students are comprised of arson investigators from municipal fire departments, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors’ offices, private investigation firms, and the insurance industry.
“I would sit through this class again and again and again because I would learn something new each time. ”
“This is the second time I have taken a class with David as an instructor and enjoyed both times. His knowledge he gives you is so valuable. Will always recommend taking his class.”
“I have been to Ohio Arson School 6-7 years and this was by far one of the best. The SEA field trip was outstanding.”
In addition to a robust program that exposes students to instructors from all over the United States, we provide a crucial networking opportunity to develop relationships with investigators from all over Ohio and the Midwest.
8:00 am – Attorney Paul Scarsella will provide opening remarks. You do not want to miss this important message!
8:30 am – Patrick Morris, Columbus Fire Bomb Squad and FBI Special Agent Bomb Tech David McCracken to present on explosives.
1:00 pm – To Be Announced
Tuesday, August 15
8:00 am – Randy Watson, CFI to present updates on NFPA 921, 1033 and 1321
1:00 pm – Bill Kahler will present on Lithium Ion Batteries
Wednesday, August 16
8:00 am – John Yust, published author with 38 years in fire service, numerous awards and commendations, and multiple fire-related degrees will be speaking about Large and Complex Fire Investigations and Safety
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