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Title:  The Fire Science Behind Fire Patterns
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT -
Presenter:  Robert J. Shirer, B.A.Sc., P.Eng., C.Eng., Founder and Consulting Engineer at R.J. Shirer & Associates

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Have you ever wondered how those various fire patterns were formed?  How does heat transfer work and how does it relate to fire science?  What is thermodynamics and what does that have to do with fires?

Well ask no more.  Join Bob Shirer, Chemical Engineer, Founder and Consulting Engineer at R.J. Shirer & Associates in this webinar that explores the chemistry and science behind fire patterns. 

Since his graduation from the University of Toronto in 1983 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemical Engineering) degree, Bob has worked as Forensic Engineer and Manager, conducting Fire Investigations, Accident Reconstructions, Failure Analyses, and a variety of other forensic investigations for the insurance and legal industries.

Bob is a member in good standing of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) and is also designated as a Consulting Engineer by the PEO. He is a Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI) and is an active and contributing member to many industry-related professional groups, such as OSPE (Ontario Society of Professional Engineers), CAFI (Canadian Association of Fire Investigators), SFPE (Society of Fire Protection Engineers), NAFI (National Association of Fire Investigators), IAAI (International Association of Arson Investigators), CATAIR (Canadian Association of Technical Accident Investigators & Reconstructionists), SAE International, Blue Goose Society, and various others.  He also regularly attends training sessions and conferences to keep current with forensic investigation standards and techniques.

Bob has conducted seminars and training courses for various institutions and industry groups, including The University of Toronto Forensic Engineering Certificate Program, Society of Fire Protection Engineers, IAAI, CAFI, University of Toronto Continuing Education, The Technical University of Nova Scotia, EPIC Training, The Insurance Institutes of Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland, The Ontario Centre for Advocacy Training, The Canadian Fire Safety Association as well as in-house seminars to professionals in the Insurance and Legal Industries. He has been admitted as an expert witness and offered opinion evidence as to the origin & cause of fires, accidents, and other technical matters in Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Manitoba on 30 occasions.