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74   ITC

International Training Conference & Expo



North Carolina

April 23-28 2023


Wildland Fire Investigations “A Walk in the Woods”

Friday, April, 28 2023 (8:00am - 12:00pm) (Ballroom 1)

WILDLAND FIRE INVESTIGATION- A WALK IN THE WOODS is a 4-hour (tested) lecture on the specialized techniques, practices, equipment, and terminology involved in investigating a Wildland Fire. While the basic principles of fire science and dynamics are the same in a wildfire, the wildland fire development and spread is influenced by very different factors such as unique fuels, weather, topography, and unconfined turbulent burning. The lecture includes a brief coverage of Wildland Fire Methodology (NFPA 921 Chapter 27) using an actual Wildland Fire Investigation as an example. This lecture is intended for anyone interested in Wildland Fires and the Specialized Investigation of Wildland Fires.


Paul Haas

Mr. Haas is a Board Certified International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) Certified Fire Investigator with Vehicle Fire Investigation Indorsement, Board Certified Fire Inspector, Board Certified Plans Examiner, and has exceptional experience in fire investigation, fire service, and fire inspection expert opinions with more than 38 years of fire service experience, and over 2 decades of investigating complex automobile, agricultural and heavy equipment, industrial - commercial, and forest - wildland fires.

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