It was a balmy evening. There was a slight breeze blowing outside, but inside things were getting heated up...
From Out of the Abyss...
This week’s article from the past is titled Incendiary Fires Can Be Spotted and was written by Benjamin Horton, CPCU, who was President of the National Adjuster Traing School in Louisville, Kentucky.. It is taken from the Decembe 1968 Vol. XVI No.5 issue.
Incendiary Fires Can Be Spotted
In the new issue of NFPA Journal®, President Jim Shannon said the Association will focus on the leading causes of home fires, including cooking. "We also need to continue to push hard for home fire sprinklers. That's still a large priority for NFPA, and we plan to work very aggressively in 2014 on our residential sprinkler initiative," he said.
What is Ethics? There are many famous people throughout history who have commented on this topic.
~~“The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.” ~Zig Ziglar
~~“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ~Aristotle
~~“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” ~C.S. Lewis
Before: K. F. KELLY, P.J., and FORT HOOD and BORRELLO, JJ.
Plaintiffs appeal as of right from orders of the trial court granting defendant's motion for summary disposition and motion in limine. On appeal, plaintiffs argue that the trial court erred in granting defendant's summary disposition on plaintiffs' tort claims on the basis of the economic loss doctrine, erred in granting defendant's motion for summary disposition on the basis that plaintiffs failed to provide defendant with reasonable notice pursuant to MCL 440.2607(3)(a), and erred in granting defendant's motion in limine and prohibiting evidence relating to "clinkers." Defendant cross appeals as of right, asserting alternative grounds for affirmance of its motion for summary disposition and motion in limine, and disputing the trial court's denial of its motion to amend its witness list. We affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
You can access the full article in the members only section
NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations plays a fundamental role in fire and explosion investigations. A new edition of NFPA 921 is scheduled to be published in 2014. For years, this document has played a critical role in the training, education and job performance of fire and explosion investigators. It also serves as one of the primary references used by the National Fire Academy to support its fire/arson-related training and education programs. It is imperative that investigators understand the scope, purpose and application of this document, especially since it will be used to judge the quality and thoroughness of their investigations.
September 23, 2016
September is already upon us and our next educational conference is just around the corner. I would encourage each and every one of you to attend this next exciting training program. The Training Committee is hard at work developing an amazing program that will walk you through the process of data collection, scene investigation and report writing. This program will include separate tracts for law enforcement and private fire investigation. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out on your career, you will greatly benefit from this program. Please visit our website for more details www.arson.org. I hope to see you there.
Another great benefit that we receive from the conference is the chance to visit with old friends and make new ones. I really enjoy spending time with each and every one of you, so please take a moment to stop and say hi. I realize that the Board Members and Volunteers will be very busy but we are never too busy to stop and speak with our members. We value your input and welcome your suggestions.
As a Member, you have the right to voice your opinions and provide suggestions. However, the most effective method of improvement is personal involvement. If you desire change or would like to participate in the direction of your Association, I would respectfully request that you get involved. There are many committees and projects that could use your assistance. Another suggestion is to run for office. We are looking for level headed individuals that can complete tasks on a reasonable schedule and enjoy the true value of working with others. If you have any interest, please contact our election committee Chair, Tom Pierce at 661-619-3702.
And last but not least, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support and assistance as I navigate through my presidency. Being the CCAI President is like being an engineer on a train. I may drive the train but it takes the hard work of others to ensure that there is fuel in the engines, the cargo is secure, and the tracks are true. Without this team, we could never deliver our training. These individuals are the Office Staff, the Board of Directors, and many strong Volunteers who make our Association run smoothly.
I personally thank those who participate in any way… regardless of the amount of assistance, as without this help…CCAI could not exist as we know it. I would also like to thank those who have helped in the past and those that are considering any form of future participation. This Association is built on the backbone of good people who know how to serve others. We are wired to help and I am proud to be part of this incredible group.
Thank you again for your support and trust in my abilities.
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