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International Training Conference & Expo

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Fire Investigation in an Arson Case in Brazil

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 (3:00pm – 5:00pm) (Ballroom 6)

In March of 2018, in the city of Linhares, Espírito Santo State (ES) in Brazil, an event involving fire occurred that victimized two children and caused great repercussion in the entire local community. Fire Investigators of the ES Military Fire Corps conducted the investigation using FDS (Fire Dinamyc Simulator).

Learning Objectives:

  1. Have an overview of the fire investigation’s structure in Brazil

  2. Know how is the activity of fire investigation in the Espirito Santo State

  3. Understand the dynamics of fire investigation in the case

  4. Understand how the evidence collection contributed to the test the hypothesis

  5. Understand how the FDS contributed to the development of the scientific method

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Scharlyston Martins de Paiva

  • 16/07/1974 - Vitória - ES - Brazil

  • Patent: Lieutenant-Colonel of the Military Fire Corps of Espirito Santo State - Brazil

  • Current role: Battalion Chief - Battalion 01 - Vitoria-ES-Brazil

  • Fire investigator since 1999 - Graduated in Military Fire Corps - FD - Brazil

  • IAAI Member since 2013

  • IAAI-CFI; IAAI-FIT; IAAI-CI; IAAI-ECT

  • CHARPTER 80 - IAAI-BRAZIL - PRESIDENT

  • PUBLIC SPEAKING:

  • NATIONAL SEMINARY OF FIREFIGTHER (SENABOM 2018) Foz do iguaçu-Brazil

  • STATE SECURITY SEMINAR WITH FIRE - VITORIA - ES (2018)

  • PETROBRAS SECURITY SEMINAR - VITORIA - ES - (2018)

  • PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL COMMITTEE OF FIRE INVESTIGATORS