ICAC Industry Partnerships and Announcements
Arson Awareness Week - May 1-7, 2011
"Working Together to Extinguish Serial Arson"
Emmitsburg, MD – The United States Fire Administration (USFA) is pleased to partner with the International Association of Arson Investigators; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; USAonWatch; National Association of State Fire Marshals; National Volunteer Fire Council; and the Insurance Committee for Arson Control to announce the theme for the 2011 Arson Awareness Week: Working Together to Extinguish Serial Arson. USFA and its partners will use the week of May 1st to the 7th to focus public attention on the value of a collaborative effort with law enforcement, fire and emergency service departments, and the community to battle serial arsonists.
The goal for this year's Arson Awareness Week (AAW) is to focus attention on serial arsonists and provide law enforcement, the fire service, and communities with tools and tactics to prevent arson in their city and towns.
For more information, contact: USFA Press Office: (301) 447-1853 or visit http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/subjects/arson/arson_awareness.shtm
Advanced Arson Investigation Techniques for the Insurance Industry
ICAC is a continuing partner with IAAI and ATF for this advanced training course that benefits both criminal law enforcement and the insurance industry. This 5-day training program is presented in Brunswick, Georgia by experts with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and with specialists of the insurance industry. Portions of the training are offered at the ATF National Academy on the campus of the Federal Law Enforcement Training (FLETC) in nearby Glynco, Georgia. FLETC is the part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is primary training facility for approximately eighty-four (84) Federal law enforcement agencies.
For more information about the 2011 training program, go to http://www.arsoninsuranceschool.com/
ICAC partners with IAAI and CFITrainer.net to produce First Responder DVD
The DVD program The First Responder's Role in Fire Investigation was released at FDIC in Indianapolis, IN on March 24 -26, 2011. More than 1000 copies of the program were distributed to FDIC attendees who visited the IAAI booth. This important program is designed to teach first responders, including fire, police and EMS, how to make critical observations and take important scene preservation actions at the scene of a fire. The observations and actions of First Responders are crucial to the success of the subsequent fire investigation of an incident.
The DVD program is supported with materials including an Instructor's Guide, a User's Guide, a Quick Reference Card, a Fire Incident Response Data Sheet and a presentation template for instructors. These materials are available in the Resources section of CFITrainer.Net®. In conjunction with the release of the DVD, a new training module How First Responders Impact the Fire Investigation is now available on CFITrainer.Net®.
The program materials are made available to First Responders thanks to assistance provided by FM Global and the Insurance Committee for Arson Control (ICAC).
For more information, go to: http://www.cfitrainer.net/News/First_Responder_DVD_at_FDIC.aspx