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Date(s) - 09/06/2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

SC Fire Academy


The S.C. Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators (SCIAAI) is proud to announce the 3rd Quarter training program on Fire Modelling and Fire Protection Systems. Our presenter will be Andy Caldwell, PE with Unified Investigations and Sciences. Mr. Caldwell is a fire protection engineer and he holds a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Tech University, a Master’s in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland, along with a Master’s in Fire and Emergency Management from Oklahoma State University. Mr. Caldwell is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states. Furthermore, Mr. Caldwell was a firefighter with the City of Johnson City, Tennessee for 14 years prior to becoming a fire protection engineer. Mr. Caldwell also supervises the fire protection systems in a nuclear facility.

This course will look into how fire modelling can aid in the origin and cause determination and a case study will be reviewed of a recent fire where the fire investigator utilized a fire protection engineer to model the fire progression based on the construction, available materials and ignition sequence hypotheses. In addition, the course will cover fire protection systems along with case histories involving failures of such systems. There will be discussion regarding what a fire investigator should consider and examine and when to reach out for additional assistance.

This training is scheduled for a minimum of 6 contact hours. Testing options will be discussed at the training event. Member attendance fee is $10 and non-member attendance fee is $50. A chapter business meeting will be held immediately following lunch.  Lunch is on your own. The SC Fire Academy (SCFA) serves a buffet lunch. The cost of the lunch is $7 per day. Please advise in the comments section when registering if you wish to eat at the SCFA so enough food will be prepared. Some dorm rooms may be available at the SCFA. Contact Gloria Evans, 803-896-9859 or Sherry Bush, 803-896-9857 regarding available rooms.

Pre-registration is required: Students have the option to pay for this class electronically when registering online. You may also pay by credit card/check/cash on the day of the event, or mail a check to SCIAAI Training Registration, PO Box 212486, Columbia, S.C. 29221-2486. The cutoff date for registration is Monday, September 03, 2018. 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

To pay your registration fee online go to our fees page.


Bookings are closed for this event.