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2013-11-25 08:22:44

Twitter post: @EWScrippsCo DC bureau investigation: The rate of arson is grossly under-reported in America, masking major threats to public safety. CINCINNATI, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- America has a severe arson problem, but most Americans don't know it because the reporting system for deliberately set building fires is so chaotic and patchwork that most arsons are not reported to the federal government. The National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), the world's largest annual...

2013-01-16 16:27:24

Three Churches Burned, Task Force Formed GREENSBORO, N.C., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wayne L. Dixie, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the Charlotte Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), has announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the church fires in Stokesdale and Oak Ridge, NC from December 22, 2012 to January 2, 2013. On December 22, 2012, around...

2012-06-29 10:26:44

PHOENIX, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been activated by request from the City of Tolleson to investigate a fire at the LDS Church. On June 29th, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a fire destroyed the LDS Church located at 701 North 95(th) Avenue, Tolleson, Arizona. Participating agencies include the Tolleson Fire and Police Department. "ATF is investigating this fire...

2012-06-20 10:20:16

OAKLAND, Calif., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been activated by request from the City of Oakland to investigate a fire at the Red Star Senior Apartments. On June 14, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a fire destroyed the Red Star Senior Apartments, a 119 unit apartment complex under construction located at Seventh Street and Mandela Parkway. Preliminary estimate of property damage is...

2012-05-23 02:20:22

GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Human Circuit, Inc. announced today that it will begin a new, High Definition (HD) upgrade initiative at the ATF Fire Research Lab in Beltsville, Maryland. This project represents an ongoing appreciation for Human Circuit's long-standing reputation for service and quality - ATF has called upon their engineers to design media integration systems since 2004. Bruce Kaufmann, President and CEO of Human Circuit stated, "Sustained relationships and...

2012-04-24 02:35:02

NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LWG Consulting is pleased to announce the addition of a South Texas office. With this office, LWG will continue to offer fire cause & origin determination, property loss investigation, failure analysis/damage assessment, and litigation support to insurance carriers and reinsurers, loss adjusters, legal defense firms and corporations. LWG is also excited to announce the newest member within their new South Texas office, Ricardo Torres, CFI,...

2012-04-07 23:02:20

FoxFury will be exhibiting at the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) 2012 Annual Training Conference in Dover, DE. FoxFury will have its firefighter helmet lights, flashlights and portable scene lighting on display. The IAAI Expo runs April 23-24, 2012 at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. Vista, CA (PRWEB) April 06, 2012 FoxFury Lighting Solutions will be exhibiting at the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) 2012 Annual Training Conference in Dover,...

2012-03-26 13:23:08

A preservative in toothpastes, hand soaps, underarm deodorants and other everyday products is getting a second life, helping crime scene investigators preserve evidence of arson, scientists reported here today at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The preservative, triclosan, would be the first evidence preservative for traces of gasoline and other ignitable fluids, or flame "accelerants," commonly used in arson, according to John V....

2012-03-09 19:00:00

ABBOTSFORD, Wis., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Response Team (NRT) from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with agents from the ATF St. Paul Field Division, and State of Wisconsin-Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation-State Fire Marshal's Office have completed the investigation into the cause of Sunday's fire at the Abby Theatre, 216 N. 1st St., Abbotsford, Wis. One firefighter was killed and four...