An ICAC communication to give you quick, timely links to recent news items impacting arson prevention, investigations, litigation and training. We trust this communication will be an easy way for you to remain current in news concerning arson control.
An ordained minister sentenced to 5 years in prison for church arson.
Solid and collaborative police work by the Gardendale Police Department, the Alabama State Fire Marshal, the ATF and the Secret Service contributed to the conviction.
Federal judge overturns Oneida man's arson conviction
A federal judge has overturned arson and insurance fraud convictions against an Oneida businessman, citing insufficient evidence and prosecutorial misconduct.
ALBERT v. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
State Farm obtains reversal of judgment in a case involving a car fire.
Documentary focuses on environmental "terrorists"
With Americans' concerns about joblessness and a sputtering economy far ahead of worries about the environment, documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry finds new relevance in these issues by profiling the development of radical environmentalism through the lens of domestic terrorism.
Insurance firm offers reward in Willits house fire
The company that insured a home that went up in flames in January is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the alleged arson.
Officials say that a fire that destroyed a home was deliberately set, but the homeowner claims the investigation was "unprofessional" and off base.
Volunteer firemen charged with arson
Fire marshals and Cleburne County deputies began their arson investigation by pulling a copy of the anonymous 911 call that originally alerted firefighters to the scene. They compared the voice from that call with Moore's radio transmission three minutes later to tell firefighters he was on scene.
El Paso Fire Department Vacant Buildings
Q and A with El Paso Fire Department about hazards and ordnances (registration and fees) respecting vacant buildings.
Two Indicted in Connection with Arson and Fraud
The case was investigated by the Evansville Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Internal Revenue Service.
Are arson probes 'lesser science'?
It is, sad to say, part of a long-standing cultural tension between arson investigators and scientists.
Fire Investigation Reports
Focus on Fire Safety: Children
The U.S. Fire Administration provides fire prevention information to teach children and their caregivers about the dangers of fire.
Analysis issues associated with children playing with fire
22nd Annual ICAC Arson Investigation Training Seminar
February 14-17, 2011
This four-day seminar offers attendees exposure to arson investigation techniques, procedures, resources and relationships. Workshops range from basic fire cause and origin investigation for buildings and vehicles, to more advance tropics concerning preservation of evidence, fire dynamics and, contemporary legal issues. This seminar is recommended for claims personnel, defense attorneys, independent adjusters, SIU personnel and fire investigators.
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