• 40th Annual

    New England Fire Investigation Seminar

    May 21st - May 25th

    Presented by New England Fire Investigations, Research, and Education

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  • CERTIFIED FIRE INVESTIGATOR (C.F.I.)

    Ten tested points will be awarded toward C.F.I. application or recertification category for training.

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  • TESTIMONIAL

    "Every single speaker was impressive. Their scope of knowledge and expertise brought so much to the lectures".

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Welcome To New England Fire Investigation Research And Education

Testimonial - "Every single speaker was impressive. Their scope of knowledge and expertise brought so much to the lectures".

About Us

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Who we are

The seminar came into existence 40 years ago after representatives from police and fire departments contacted former Criminal Justice Professor Thomas Hammond at Saint Anselm College and asked for help in organizing an event dealing with arson investigation. The seminar, during its existence, has provided training for over 3000 public safety officials throughout New England.  More recently, the seminar has expanded its original charge and examines fires beyond those who may have been intentionally set and has been renamed the New England Fire Investigation Seminar as a result. 

Additionally, the seminar helps fund the Public Safety Scholarship at Saint Anselm College which is available for the children of New England Public Safety officials. Information can be obtained through the Office of Financial Aid at the College

 

committee members

J. Peter Cordella - Criminal Justice Department - Saint Anselm College

Lawrence Lundt, TFC - New Hampshire State Police Bomb Squad

Mitch Cady, Deputy Fire Marshal - Manchester, NH Fire Department

Andy Cox, Special Agent - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

William Degnan, State Fire Marshal - New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office

Nicole Eyet - Chemistry Department - Saint Anselm College

Paul Fortier (Retired) - Berlin, NH Fire Department

Paul G. Makuc, Detective - Connecticut State Police - Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit

Mike Mazza, Trooper - Massachusetts State Police

Keith A. Rodenhiser, Deputy State Fire Marshal - New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office

William Ryerson - Biology Department - Saint Anselm College

Joe Snyder (Retired) Holyoke - Massachusetts Fire Department

Richard Taylor, Inspector - Boston Fire Department

Thomas Williams, Detective Senior Sergeant - Vermont State Police

Seminar

CERTIFIED FIRE INVESTIGATOR (C.F.I.):

Ten (10) tested points will be awarded toward C.F.I. application or recertification category for training.

Field exercises will include observation of several full-scale fire tests and hands on participation in experiments related to ignition phenomena and fire behavior.  The field exercises have been designed specifically to expose attendees to critical fire science principles relevant to fire investigators.  Instructors will include experts from the Connecticut State Police, Manchester (NH) Fire Department, Massachusetts State Police, New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

• Hands-on Demonstrations

Field Exercises: *Bring work clothes and Camera*

• Expert Instructors

• New Technology

 

Topics this year will include:

• Juvenile Fire Setters

• Report Writing

• Post Blast Familiarization

• Investigation of Gas Systems

• Health Risks

• Current Case Studies

• Practical Hypothesis Application and Demonstration

 

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2018 Schedule

Monday, May 21

7:00 am Registration

8:00 am Introductory Remarks

8:30 am Fire Fighter Health Risks Commissioner Joseph E. Finn, Boston Fire Department Dr. Michael Hemrock, Boston Fire Department

12:00 pm Lunch, Davison Hall

1:00 pm Juvenile Fire Setters Captain Paul Zipper, Massachusetts State Police, Commanding Officer of the Fire & Explosion Investigation Section

5:30 pm Barbeque

 

Tuesday, May 22

8:00 am Post Blast Investigation Sergeant Jeffery Dade, New Hampshire State Police 12:00 pm Lunch, Davison Hall

1:00 pm Post-Blast Investigation, continued Sergeant Jeffery Dade, New Hampshire State Police 5:30 pm Dinner, Davison Hall

6:30 pm Improvised Incendiary Devices Sergeant Jeffery Dade, New Hampshire State Police

 

Wednesday, May 23

8:00 am Accidental and Unconventional Fire Causes Captain Jason Smedick, Milford NH Fire Department Deputy Fire Marshall Mitchell Cady, Manchester Fire Department Trooper Paul Makuc, Connecticut State Police Mike Mazza, Massachusetts State Police Professor William Ryerson, Saint Anselm College

12:00 pm Lunch, Davison Hall

1:00 pm Report Writing Kevin Connelly, Bureau Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

5:30 pm Dinner, Davison Hall

6:30 pm Mock Trial

 

Thursday, May 24

8:00 am Residential Gas Systems Eric Madison, Columbia Gas

12:00 pm Lunch, Davison Hall

1:00 pm TBD

5:30 pm Dinner, Davison Hall

 

Friday, May 25

8:00 am Fire Deaths Jennie V. Duval, M.D., New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner

 

2018 Registration

 

$50 discount for early registration

PAY BY April 1st

REGISTRATION FEES:

$780 All Inclusive:

  • Lodging
  • All Meals
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Tuition and Materials

$575 For Commuters

  • Coffee Breaks
  • Breakfast and Lunch.
  • Tuition and Materials

 

Enrollment Limited To 120

Pay online or by check

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Mail Checks To:
New England Fire Investigation Seminar
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Box 1787 Manchester, NH 03102

 

Please Fill Out This Form Below To Register

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Directions

100 St Anselm Dr, Manchester, NH 03102

From the Manchester Boston Regional Airport
Head west on Airport Road. Airport Road becomes Brown Ave. / NH-3A. Take NH-101 west (Bedford / Nashua / Concord) and continue as directed below.*

From Points Southeast
Take Interstate 93 north to Interstate 293 north. Exit left to Route 101 west (Bedford/Goffstown) to junction of Route 101 and Route 114 (set of lights) and continue as directed below.*

From Seacoast
Take Route 101 west and continue as directed below.*

From Points West
Take Route 101 east and continue as directed below.*

From Points Southwest
Take Route 3 north. Continue north on Everett Turnpike (through toll plaza) to Route 101 west to junction of Route 101 and Route 114 (set of lights) and continue as directed below.*

From Points North
Take Interstate 93 south to Interstate 293 south (Everett Turnpike) to Route 101 west to junction of Route 101 and Route 114 (set of lights) and continue as directed below.*

From Junction of Rt. 101 and Rt. 114
At the junction of Route 101 and Route 114, (set of lights) take Route 114 north. Continue through two sets of lights. The third set of lights is Saint Anselm Drive. Turn right onto Saint Anselm Drive. Campus is approximately one mile on right.

Driving Distances

1 -3 Hours
Augusta, ME
Hartford, CT
Montpelier, VT
Providence, RI
Springfield, MA
4 - 6 Hours
Albany, NY
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
7 - 9 Hours
Baltimore, MD
Buffalo, NY
Washington, DC

 


Contact Us

    QUESTIONS?

    Questions about the seminar may be directed to:

    J. Peter Cordella

    100 Saint Anselm Drive #1787

    Manchester, NH 03102-1310

    Tel: 603-641-7067

    Email: nefireresearch@gmail.com