*Edward G. Roberts is President of Firensics, Inc., a multi-state fire and explosion investigation company based in Dallas, Texas. He holds certifications through the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI). Over the last two decades, Edward has investigated more than 1500 fires and explosions, written articles on fire investigation and objectivity, and provided lectures to international audiences. He is an active member of numerous investigation and insurance organizations. Edward previously processed property and casualty insurance claims as an adjuster licensed in five states, giving him a unique insight into fire investigation and how it is utilized inside the insurance industry.
**It’s beginning to look a lot like…the season for holiday fires. As the weather turns cooler and Jack Frost puts a nip in the air, we gather around the hearth with kith and kin and hope that our house doesn’t go up in flames. This course describes the basic design of fireplaces and chimneys and explores the common causes of uncontrolled fires related to their installation and usage, as well as other heat-producing appliances. We’ll also debunk many of the myths relating to Christmas Tree fires and holiday decorations.