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We are excited to announce our newest technology : A 3D scanning process which utilizes LiDAR (light detection and ranging) allows us to take highly detailed scans for scene documentation!!!

For wildland fire investigation, scanning with Lidar provides for a very specific set of benefits that standard photography and measurement cannot afford. Lidar scanning with software stitching (the ability to meld every view into a single image) provides for point to...
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Brett Sutherland is kickin’ ASH!! Fire Cause Analysis is extremely proud of Fire Investigator Brett Sutherland’s determination in Southern California.

Brett Sutherland has managed to investigate three arson cases, two in the City of Costa Mesa and one in Newport Beach all in the month of March. In addition, two cases already have suspects in custody while the third case is on its way to catching the suspect. Great...
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Fire Cause Analysis was extremely honored to have Andy Berasley, Fire Investigator, CFEI, CVFI, IAAI-FIT and John White, Vice President – Engineering Services, CFI, PE, MS, invited to educate the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Vehicle Fire Investigations in Washington D.C. on December 4, 2018.

Fire Cause Analysis is honored to have been invited to teach a Vehicle Investigation class for the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Washington D.C. on December 5, 2018. The class was taught by Automotive...
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Sept. 7 – IAMI Western States Regional Training Seminar – Port Orchard, WA – Don P, Dennis & Gary B. presented training on marina fire investigations & origin and cause.

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Sept. 13 – CA. Assoc. of Joint Powers Authorities (CAJPA) Fall Conference – Lake Tahoe, Nv. – Dennis Field & Don Perkins participated in a panel discussion on Wildland Fires – The Topic “We Didn’t Start the Fire” – Extinguishing Public Entity Liability after a Fire.

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The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy and representatives from Korea Electrical Safety Corporation (KESCO) and Korea Gas Safety Corporation (KGS) visited Fire Cause Analysis!

The Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy and representatives from Korea Electrical Safety Corporation (KESCO) and Korea Gas Safety Corporation (KGS) visited Fire Cause Analysis to discuss fire prevention and investigation procedures in the United States....
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Fire Investigators, Andy Berasley and KC Hester will be presented “Vehicle Arson Investigations – Don’t Get Burned!” at this years SCFIA “Lunch and Learn.”

SCFIA May 3, 2018 Lunch & Learn Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Lunch Provided) Members: $35 Non-Members: $45 Rio Hondo Country Club - 10627 Old River School Rd, Downey CA. 90241 Topic: “Vehicle Arson Investigations – Don’t Get Burned!” Speaker:...
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Ulises Castellon’s presented “Seven Deadly Sins of Adjuster Testimony” at the NAIIA 81st annual Conference in Lake Tahoe, California!

Come and enjoy FCA principle, Ulises Castellon, and Insurance professional, Doug Wood, present "Seven Deadly Sins of Adjuster Testimony" at the National Association Independent Adjusters 81st annual conference! "This program addresses every insurance professionals...
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FCA’s own principle NFPA affiliates, Hal Lyson and Dennis Field, took part in the kick off for the 2020 NFPA 1033 revision cycle on Friday, March 2nd!

FCA's own principle NFPA affiliates, Hal Lyson and Dennis Field, took part in the kick off for the 2020 NFPA 1033 revision cycle on Friday, March...
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President & Founder Don Perkins presented “Vessel Fire Investigations Navigating Troubled Waters” at the Puget Sound Maritime Claims Association!

At this years PSMCA, President and Founder, Don Perkins presented, "Vessel Fire Investigations Navigating Troubled Waters." This year's PSMCA met in Seattle Washington where Mr. Perkins discussed the functions and responsibilities when it comes to submarine and large...
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    2019 CPCU San Diego Chapter All Industry Day “What’s Burnin’ – Hash Browns or Hash Oil” 10:00 am
    2019 CPCU San Diego Chapter All Industry Day “What’s Burnin’ – Hash Browns or Hash Oil” @ San Diego Marina Village Conference Center
    Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
    Ulises’ session from 10:30 to 11:30 on “What’s Burnin’ – Hash Browns or Hash Oil” approved for 1 hr CA & TX CE.  This event is sponsored by the San Diego Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter[...]
    2019 Western States Auto Theft Investigators Association (WSATI) Training Seminar. 8:15 pm
    2019 Western States Auto Theft Investigators Association (WSATI) Training Seminar.
    Oct 15 @ 8:15 pm – Oct 18 @ 9:15 pm
    Fire Cause Analysis is presenting at the WSATI Conference October 15th in San Diego, CA.  “Vehicle Arson Investigations – Don’t Get Burned”! Presenters include :John White Vice President of Engineering, P.E. CFI, MSc & Andy Berasley, CFEI, CVFI, IAAI-FIT Please visit[...]
    Los Angeles CPCU All Industry Day Conference 9:00 am
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      15
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      Los Angeles CPCU All Industry Day Conference
      Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
      2019 Western States Auto Theft Investigators Association (WSATI) Training Seminar.
      Oct 15 @ 8:15 pm – Oct 18 @ 9:15 pm
      Fire Cause Analysis is presenting at the WSATI Conference October 15th in San Diego, CA.  “Vehicle Arson Investigations – Don’t Get Burned”!
      Presenters include :John White Vice President of Engineering, P.E. CFI, MSc Andy Berasley, CFEI, CVFI, IAAI-FIT
      Please visit the WSATI website for links to seminar registration, hotel accommodations and additional information.
      Hope to see you there!
      Oct
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      Pacific NW CPCU All Industry Day Conference
      Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
      Southern California Claims Association (SCCA)
      Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Ulises Castellon will be speaking

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      5
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      2019 “Burn & Learn” Live Burn Demos & Training Workshops @ Central Net Operations Authority
      Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
      Instructors:
      John White VP of Engineering, P.E, CFI, MSc
      Andy Berasley, CFEI, CVFI, IAAI-FIT
      Bill Hoffmann, Esq. Founding Partner with Grotefeld Hoffmann
      Topics include:
      Live Burn – Both Structure and Vehicle Fires
      3D Scanning using LiDAR
      Fire Dynamics and Spread
      Joint Examination – Notice Requirements
      Preserving Evidence
      Spoliation Issues
      Fire Modeling & Analysis3 Hrs CE credits approved for CA DOI 2 Hrs CE credits approved for TX DOI

      Pastries, Coffee, and Lunch will be provided!
      RSVP Now to Gloria Haskins or Carol McDonald
      gloriah@fcafire.com or carol.mcdonald@fcafire.com
      800-726-5939/ 805-405-9891
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      Southern California Fraud Investigators Association (SCFIA) Annual Conference
      Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – Nov 14 @ 4:00 pm