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 2 - Registration opens at 7am

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

PM Session

“Forensic Electrical Investigations”, Robert Neary, PE, CFEI, Senior Electrical Engineer with SEA Ltd

Tuesday, August 3 - 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 4 - 8am – 5pm

Wednesday, August 5  

“High Profile Case Studies”, State Fire Marshal’s Office, Assistant Chief Ray McCarthy, Investigator Brian Peterman and Investigator Frank Reitmeier.

Thursday, August 5 - 8am – 5pm

Thursday, August 6  

“Fire Investigator Health and Safety Best Practices”, Jeff Pauley from the IAAI, Chair, Health & Safety Committee.

Randy Watson SEA Ltd former NFPA 921 Chair

“NFPA and the Fire Investigator”

Friday, August 6 - 8am – 12pm

Friday, August 7  

“Fire Protection 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, 2021, to take advantage of early bird rates. Seminar refunds will not be returned for cancellation after July 15, 2021.