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Date(s) - 08/15/2019 - 08/16/2019
All Day

Berkeley County Emergency Services Training Center


August 15-16, 2019 (2 days)
Berkeley County Emergency Services Training Center, located at 474 Reid Hill Road, Moncks Corner, South Carolina, 29461

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

The S.C. Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators (SCIAAI) is proud to announce the 3rd Quarter training program for a Basic Approach for Investigating Vehicle Fires, for this seminar, IAAI Board of Director Member, Mr. Joseph S. Herzberg, will be the presenter. Mr. Herzberg started out his career as a firefighter within Bordentown Township Fire District Number 2, in 1989. During his career, he held many titles, including Fire Lieutenant, Fire Marshall, and he finished his career as the Captain and Senior Fire Officer within the fire district. During this time, Mr. Herzberg had the opportunity of overseeing 4 shifts, operating a squad, and a ladder company. Mr. Herzberg retired in 2012 due to an injury sustained during a structure fire.

Since 2014 until present, Mr. Herzberg has worked as a fire investigator for Sterling Investigative Services, which is located in New Jersey. During Mr. Herzberg’s time as a fire investigator, he has specialized in transportation related fires, dealing with everything from passenger vehicles, heavy trucks, and construction equipment. Therefore, Mr. Herzberg has investigated over 300 vehicle fires. In addition, Mr. Herzberg teaches for the New Jersey Chapter of the IAAI, the New Jersey State Department of Criminal Justice, and the International Association of Arson Investigators. Furthermore, Mr. Herzberg is a current Board of Director Member of the International Association of Arson Investigators organization.

This course is designed to benefit the beginner and seasoned investigators from start to finish. This course will provide information and guidance from the beginning investigators, as well as the seasoned investigators. The seminar will cover 16 hours of training related to basic information, procedures, and will add students with the knowledge of being able to conduct complete and accurate examination of motor vehicle fires. Information gained from this course will be related to NFPA 1033 and NFPA 921. In addition, participants will increase their knowledge of researching the history of vehicles, current and passed recalls, and types of systems within the modern-day vehicles. Students will also learn how social media can affect their investigations and how this information should be considered as part of their investigations.
During the lecture portion of this course, students along with the instructor will discuss actual cases studies related to current types of vehicles, manufacturing styles, and how the mechanics of the vehicles affect fire dynamics.

This training is scheduled for a minimum of 16 contact hours. Testing options will be discussed at the training event. Member attendance fee is Free and non-member attendance fee is $100. Chapter business meetings for SCIAAI will be held immediately following lunch on August 15, 2019. Lunch is on your own.

Pre-registration is required: Register online for this class at www.sciaai.org. The cutoff date for registration is Monday, August 12, 2019. Non-member attendance must be pre-approved by the SCIAAI Board. Pending applicants pay “member fee” to attend. Those wishing to apply for SCIAAI membership can download an application from the website at www.sciaai.org.


Bookings are closed for this event.