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When to Call A Fire Investigator/ Smoke & CO Alarm Requirements
June 19, 2022 @ 08:00 - 10:00Free
Presented by: Maryland Fire Marshal Committee Chairman, Scott Custer
This class will be taught by various OSFM staff. The Office of the State Fire Marshal performs primary origin and cause investigations in 16 of the 23 Counties. This class will provide company officers with the knowledge to make the appropriate call for a fire investigator. The class will describe what a fire investigator should respond to, what they are looking for during scene examinations, how the company officers should maintain a scene once it is determined a fire investigator is needed, the preservation of evidence, and examples of evidence that may allude to the need of a fire investigator. With being responsible for such a large territory the OSFM relies on company officers to have the knowledge and expertise to ensure the proper response of an investigator.
This session will also provide personnel with a better understanding of the Smoke Alarm & CO Alarm requirements in the State of Maryland, to include proper installation, what to look for on incident scenes, Current State and NFPA Code requirements, and to discuss emerging technologies in both Smoke and CO alarm technologies.