Ohio Arson School provides fire investigators with advanced education, training and knowledge in order to eradicate the crime of arson.

The Ohio Arson School is a 36-hour tested course. Ohio Department of Public Safety—approved Firefighter CEUs.

The 2021 Ohio Arson School will be held at the Columbus Airport Marriott

1375 N Cassady Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43219.


Monday, August 3 - Registration opens at 7am

Monday, August 3  
Registration opens at 7am  
Program begins at 8:30am

“Arson Insurance Fraud, The Toledo Experience”

Angela Dewitt / Chuck Leroux Toledo Fire and Rescue Department and James Trevino Toledo Police Department.

Tuesday, August 4 - 8am – 5pm

Tuesday, August 4   

“Understanding Lithium Battery Fires”

Thomas Bensen of Bensen Fire & Safety Consulting, and Nick Warner Energy Storage Response Group (ESRG).

Wednesday, August 5 - 8am – 5pm

Wednesday, August 5  

“The Current State of NFPA Documents Relating to Fire Investigations”

Randy Watson SEA Ltd, Chairman of NFPA 921 Committee.

“Fire Investigator Health and Safety Best Practices”,

Jeff Pauley, Chair, Health & Safety Committee for the IAAI.

Thursday, August 6 - 8am – 5pm

Thursday, August 6 
“Multiple Fatality Fires: Case Studies”
Assistant Chief Ray McCarthy and Investigator Frank Reitmeier
Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office, .

Friday, August 7 - 8am – 12pm

Friday, August 7 
 “Fire Suppression Systems”
Carl Dolente of SEA Ltd, CFEI, CFPS


Full Conference – Early Bird Rate   $300
Full Conference – After June 30   $350
The following are provided with your registration: morning pastries and coffee, 
full lunch, and an evening hospitality meal.


Registration must be received by June 30, 2020, to take advantage of early bird rates. Seminar refunds will not be returned for cancellation after July 15, 2020.