Institution of Fire Engineers & The University of Central Lancashire Free Event
13.30hrs, 12th April 2017
Venue: Vernon Lecture Theatre VELT in Vernon Building, UCLan,
Preston, Lancashire. PR1 2HE
Steve Darby MBE and Rick Percival, Incident Intelligence Officers for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service are giving a two hour presentation entitled ‘How Ad Hoc Tests Can Support Fire Investigations, Prosecutions, The Coronial Process and Community Fire Safety’.
Due to the nature of Steve’s role he is often called upon to present evidence in criminal court cases and in Coroners court. Steve has carried out many ad hoc tests to support his investigations and hypothesis as to the cause and development of fires, which have always been well received in the criminal justice system and coronial process to assist judges; juries and the Coroners understand the cases being presented.
In the presentation, Steve Darby and Rick Percival will be presenting a number of ad hoc tests to show how these tests can support your investigations for the criminal justice system, coronial process and for community fire safety.
Steve has worked for Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service for 28 years, having worked as an operational firefighter, Leading firefighter, Sub Officer, Watch Manager A and Watch Manager B. Steve has also held a staff position at Service HQ, has been a trainer at the service training centre, worked in Technical Fire Safety and for the past 8 years has been an Incident Intelligence officer (IIO). Part of that role is fire investigation, dealing with the higher profile incidents such as fatal fires, fires of high financial loss/ large scale fires, racially motivated or hate crime fires, where there is a suspect in the early stages or where operational officers request support on investigations.
Richard Percival has been with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service for 28 years, both as an operational firefighter and manager, at various stations across Lancashire. He has been in his present role as an Incident Intelligence Officer (IIO) since 2005 and prior to this, worked in the Arson Reduction Team with Lancashire Constabulary. He is designated by LFRS as an advanced fire investigator and delivers fire investigation training to LFRS personnel and external agencies, as well as lecturing at the University of Central Lancashire to students in the Fire and Forensics Faculties. He attained an MSc in Fire Investigation in 2007 from Anglia Ruskin University and holds a member grade of the Institution of Fire Engineers.
This lecture is the fifth of a number of free events that are run by the IFE in conjunction with The University of Central Lancashire during each academic year. They provide recognised CPD for IFE members and are also open and free for anyone to attend for their personal development.
This particular presentation has been awarded two hours CPD by the IFE.
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