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Guide for Fire and Explosion InvestigationsTelgian’s Tom Parrish, SET, CFPS, PSP will present an all-new Fire Smarts “Fire Investigations and Post Fire Response” webinar on November 12, 2020, from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern Time.

During the presentation, Parrish will present an overview of how fire investigations are conducted and what to do following a fire incident. “Many of the steps taken by a fire investigator are time sensitive and involve following critical procedures for handling evidence,” explains Parrish. “Failure to follow these steps could lead to critical evidence being ruled inadmissible if arson is involved.”

Parrish’s “Fire Investigations and Post Fire Response” presentation reviews standard fire investigation actions including an overview of information that can be obtained from the fire alarm system, as well as other electronic surveillance that may contain informative images.

Upon complete of this webinar, attendees will be able to describe what basic steps initial responders should take to preserve and secure evidence at a fire incident location and explain the chain of custody requirements. In addition, participates will learn the concepts of coordinating various devices and establishing a critical timeline. This session will follow the recommendations of NFPA 921.

As a 25+ year veteran fire protection presenter, Parrish is uniquely qualified to conduct the “Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations” webinar. In addition to his role at Vice President of fire protection, life safety and security industry leader Telgian, Parrish is also the current Fire Marshal for Putnam Township Michigan.

In addition, he serves on several NFPA technical committees including NFPA 72 Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and Property and Emergency Communications Systems. Parrish is also the Vice President of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA), the foremost industry advocate organization dedicated to improving the quality, reliability and value of fire and life safety systems.

Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, Telgian's Tom ParrishHis professional credentials include Level IV NICET Certified Fire Alarm Technician, Level III NICET Inspections and Testing, Certified Fire Protection Specialist and Master Electrician.

This webinar complies with ICC CEU requirements for ICC approved training courses. These can be used as supporting documentation for CPD points, which are required for NICET certification. In addition, certificates of completion for the webinar can be used as supporting documentation for credit hours required for re-certification as part of the UCC program, as well as for Texas Commission on Fire Protection certifications.

To learn more and register for the “Fire Investigations and Post Fire Response” webinar, please visit Fire Smarts.

For media interviews with Tom Parrish, please contact:

Susan McNeill, Communications Manager


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