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This recall involves Rival brand electric water kettles with model numbers WK8283CU and WK8283CUY.  The model numbers are printed on a product label on the underside of the water kettle. The white plastic water kettles were sold with a warming base and a pitcher. A window on the side pitcher has markings that measure the water levels. “Rival” is printed beneath the window.

See the details at CPSC.

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This recall involves Ryobi 40-Volt Brushless Snow Blowers. Item number RY40802 is printed on the data label on the back of the blowers. The snow blowers are black and green with two LED lights located on the front of the unit and are approximately 22 inches wide by 43 inches tall. “RYOBI” is printed on the front of the snow blowers. The models included in this recall are RY40802, RY40802A and RY40822. The model numbers are printed on the packaging. “40 V” is printed on each side of the snow blowers.

Go to CPSC for more details.

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.

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This week's "From Out of the Abyss" article was found in the March 1957, Vol. III-No.3, issue of the CCAI Newsletter.  It is 14 pages long and took up the majority of the newsletter.

Protection Against Ignitions Arising Out of Static,
Lightning and Stray Currents. 
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.

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.

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SAN DIEGO - A Team 10 and Scripps News investigation found arson fires are not investigated properly in many American cities -- including San Diego -- due to a chaotic patchwork of reporting systems and standards.

Many deliberately set building fires are not reported to the federal government.

Nationally, just 5 percent of all residential building fires are intentionally set, according to the National Fire Incident Reporting System, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security.  Data collected by Scripps News suggests the national arson rate to be significantly higher.

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President's Message

Dale Feb, President CCAI 2016

From the desk of CCAI President Dale Feb

Feb

My fellow members,

As I take office, I would like to thank you for your support and trust through the years.  I serve this organization in appreciation for all the experience I have gained by attending these conferences and having the opportunity to sit down and share information with some of the most experienced investigators in the industry.  The value of this professional training and friendship is truly priceless.  It is my desire to continue this tradition of service and bring the best education possible to our members through the Roundtable meetings and Training Seminars.

However, this cannot be done by one man.  The president may have to make some important decisions, but it is the Board, Committee Members and Volunteers that make this happen.  I am grateful to be surrounded by so many extraordinary individuals, and I thank them for their incredible service to our association.  I look forward to another fantastic year with some great education.  I invite your participation within your association.  Please feel free to contact me directly or any member of the Board.  We look forward to working with anyone who has a desire to serve.

This letter follows our March Conference and our largest training experience ever.  It was truly amazing that we packed professional training on electrical, spontaneous combustion, Molotov cocktails, flammable liquids, fire patterns recognition, fire progression and much more into one day.  We managed to burn four buildings at Camp San Luis Obispo, and not only did we benefit our members with this training, but we saved the tax payers approximately 1.5 million dollars.  The cost to demolish a single building and depose of the debris out-of-state to an approved dumpsite is over $400,000 per building.  We were given the opportunity to burn these buildings at a cost to the Military Base of only $30,000 per building.  On top of all that, we offered the opportunity for Cal Fire to gain additional experience on structure fire suppression.  These relationships are strong, and we will continue to serve our members with hands-on live fire investigation training.

In conclusion, I would like to thank the Board of Directors, Committee members, Roundtable Coordinators, and volunteers for their great work in San Luis Obispo.  I would also like to thank the office staff for allowing us to focus on our training and providing the necessary support to make this all happen.  If it was not for Mr. Fee, April and Pam, we would never have been able to pull this conference off.

Sincerely,

Dale W. Feb
CCAI President
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