Third-Party Event- Burn It to Learn It Class

June 07, 2019
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Norwich Township Fire Department
5181 Northwest Parkway
Hilliard, OH 43026
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From the first notice of a fire loss to the conclusion of the scene investigation, this program addresses the insurance process, any subrogation issues, legal considerations, cause and origin investigation of a fire loss, the role of the emergency services team, the reconstruction process and much more. A topic loaded classroom program in the morning will move to a live fire burn of two pods - applying the insurance, legal and investigation issues to a live fire. This class does offer 3 CEU’s for insurance agents, property managers (CAI), and first responders for those who need them.

We are excited to also be adding an afternoon session this year. All guests are invited back into the meeting room following the burn to discuss with firefighter, investigators, insurance adjusters and attorneys in a panel discussion issues, how-to’s and problems that you may have encountered in similar situations or may want to know how to proactively address in the event you need it in the future. We have an outstanding panel of guests who are partnering with us to be sure all of your questions are answered.

Topics Covered:

-Roles and duties of the adjuster, subrogation unit and counsel. 

-The fine line between mitigation of damages and spoliation.

-Avoiding bad faith claims and potential sanctions from the fire loss.

-Legal issues involving the insured, injuries from the fire, renters and impacted third parties.

-Control and eventual release of the scene.

-Safety issues as to adjusters, investigators and all involved.

-Proper Damage Documentation (adjuster tips for avoiding later deposition challenges).

-Identifying all potential subrogation targets (known and unknown).

-Product liability subrogation fire trends.

-Proper and NFPA compliant notice to parties and others impacted by the loss / protocols.

-Initial and joint scene examinations of the scene (do’s and don’ts).

-NFPA 921 / Identifying origin, cause, fire spread and responsibility for the fire.

 After we learn… is time to burn!

-Live burn of Pod 1 (Room will be a teen boy’s room)

-Live burn of Pod 2 (Room will be a kitchen grease fire)



Please note that this is a third-party event and if you would like to attend, please contact Michelle Hoffman at [email protected] or 614-206-2993, as soon as you can as space is limited.  We hope that you will be able to join us!