Tuition is $750 per person.
Register early! This class is limited to the first 45 students.
Held on site at the Fire Findings laboratory testing facility - 2026 Plaza Drive, Benton Harbor, Michigan.
40 minutes from South Bend (Ind.) or Kalamazoo (Mich.) airports and 2 hours from Chicago airports.
St. Joseph/Benton Harbor is located along the southern shores of Lake Michigan - a gorgeous area to visit.
Get hands-on practical experience with wiring residential systems and gain a better understanding of how electricity can cause fires. We’re turning our laboratory classroom into a “mini-electrical system” and creating a lot of new practical displays with the goal of enhancing your knowledge of electrical systems. Come join us – be among the first to attend this exciting new session.
Residential Electricity for Fire Investigators is a hands-on learning experience conducted in the Fire Findings laboratory. You'll learn how electricity gets to homes, how it’s transformed and distributed through a structure and how electrical fires occur. We’ll also discuss circuit protection in a structure, how to use the electrical system to determine the origin of a fire and what to look for to help rule out (or rule in) electrical fire causations.
Optional CFI test credits and CEU credits available.
Jack L. Sanderson is a nationally known speaker on a wide variety of fire investigation topics. As editor of Fire Findings, he authored dozens of articles on electrical fire causation. He’s also an instructor for our long-running, “Investigation of Gas and Electric Appliance Fires” course and "Investigating Solid Fuel-Burning Appliance Fires".
Sanderson, a certified fire investigator (CFI), has more than 30 years of in-the-field experience and brings his working knowledge as a former building inspector to this session. He has also done the electrical wiring of several residential structures. He will discuss wiring receptacles, switches and other parts of a residential electrical system along with the fire-causing implications of that wiring.
Fire Findings’ electrical expert, Nathan P. Dwyer, PE, CFI, has conducted hundreds of electrical examinations at fire scenes and is intimately familiar with residential wiring and electrical fire causation. Dwyer will address how electrical fires occur and how to interpret evidence of electrical involvement.
While you're visiting along the Lake Michigan shoreline...
The Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council has a visitor information packet just for Fire Findings’ seminar participants. To get yours,
call (269) 925-6301.
We recommend Comfort Suites, of Stevensville, Michigan, for your hotel accommodations.
Comfort Suites is about 10 minutes from the lab and your stay includes a free hot breakfast, wireless internet, microwave ovens and refrigerators in every room, fitness center and indoor pool.
For $84 per night, choose from queen or king suites (excludes tax).
To reserve this special rate online, we'll email you a link with your seminar registration confirmation, or call Comfort Suites directly at (269) 428-4888. Mention you're with Fire Findings.
Comfort Suites is located at 2633 W. Marquette Woods Road, Stevensville, Michigan.
Hotel reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis at this special rate. Don't wait too long to make your reservation after you've been confirmed for the seminar session of your choice.
IMPORTANT: Check conference availability before making your hotel, automobile or flight reservations. Please call us at 269-925-2200 during regular business hours to confirm seminar openings.
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