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The Illinois Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators website is designed to keep our membership informed about the latest news in our organization.

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Help fight the crime of arson and keep our communities safe.

To report suspected arson, call the Office of the State Fire Marshal’s arson hotline at:
800-252-2947

To report suspected insurance fraud or arson call the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s hotline at:
800-835-6422

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March 4-7, 2019

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The Indiana Chapter will be hosting an Expert Witness class on February 22, 23, and 24, 2019, in Terre Haute, IN.  If you are in your final stages of applying for your CFI, this is a must-have class.  Spaces fill quickly, so please complete the attached registration and return to steve@shandforensic.com.  If you have any questions, Steve can be reached at 260-450-1022. Here is a link to their registration FORM.

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White-Rodgers Recalls Thermostats Due to Fire Hazard
Emerson Branded Sensi WiFi Thermostats
Hazard: Contact between the thermostat wires and household line voltage can damage the thermostat, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy: Replace
Recall date: December 12, 2018
Units: About 135,000 (in addition, about 15,000 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact:
White-Rodgers toll-free at 888-847-8742 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.white-rodgers.com and click on “Emerson Branded Sensi Recall” at the lower left corner of the homepage for more information.
Description:
This recall involves Emerson branded SensiWiFi thermostats with “Emerson” printed on the front and a date code from 1416 to 1536 on the back. The date code represents the manufacture date from the 16th week of 2014 through the 36th week of 2015. The thermostats are white with an LCD screen. There are three buttons below the thermostat screen. Up and down arrow and Menu buttons are located to the right of the screen. Recalled thermostats have model numbers 1F86U-42WF or UP500W. A product label containing model number and date code information is located on the back of the thermostat.
Remedy:
Consumers should immediately check their Sensi thermostat to determine if “Emerson” is printed on the front with a date code from 1416 to 1536 on the back. Contact the firm to determine if the unit is included in the recall and for instructions on repair and/or replacement.
Incidents/Injuries:
The firm has received eight reports of burn damage to the thermostat, involving minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
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Arson Hotline and Response Criteria

Law enforcement and the fire service can request an Arson Investigator and/or K-9 Team, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at
1-800-252-2947

An OSFM Arson Investigator should be called when:

  • There is a death or serious injury.
  • The property involved incurs a large dollar loss.
  • The property involved is state property, federal property, or school property.
  • Local authorities have determined the cause to be suspicious or incendiary.
  • Local authorities cannot determine the cause and/or origin of the fire.
  • Conducting the investigation by local authorities may be or could be considered a conflict of interest.
  • Other unusual circumstances exist.

OUR SPONSORS

IRIS INVESTIGATIONS
Licensed in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana

http://irisinvestigations.net/

Pyr-Tech, Inc

www.pyrtech.com

 Midwest Fire Consulting Group, LLC

http://midwest-fire.com/

WEBSTER MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

http://www.websterllc.net/

SCHAEFER ENGINEERING, Inc.

www.schaefereng.com

Ward & Associates

www.WardFire.net

SEMKE FORENSIC

www.semke.com

Rayburn FSI

www.rayburnfsi.com

Hazard, Keefe & Leene

www.hkleng.com

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Illinois Chapter IAAI        PO Box 1257        Batavia, IL   60510