BURN IT - TO LEARN IT! Insurance Adjuster/Subrogation LIVE BURN Seminar - June 7, 2019 in Hilliard, Ohio


RMI is pleased to have been asked to again participate and co-sponsor the 2019 information packed fire investigation and insurance adjuster/subrogation LIVE BURN seminar “Burn it – to Learn it!”

The live burn is being held Friday, June 7, 2019, 9:30 am at the Norwich Township Fire Department, 5181 Northwest Parkway in Hilliard, Ohio.

Your company's adjusters, subrogation units, managers and in-house counsel are invited to attend "Burn it – to Learn it!" Please feel free to forward this to others in your organization who might desire to attend.

A barbeque lunch is provided! The program is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP Michelle Hoffman of Thompson Building Associates (Ph. 614-863-9650) or michelleh@tbaohio.com

The program will be held at the Norwich Township and Fire Department's state-of-the-art training facility.

Classroom training followed by live burn and analysis....

Program Description

From the first notice of a fire loss to the conclusion of the scene examination, this program addresses insurance adjustment and subrogation issues. A topic loaded classroom program presented by RMI and Bensen Fire & Safety Consulting in the morning will move to a live burn of two pods – applying the insurance, investigative and legal issues to a live fire. The Norwich Fire Department will extinguish the live burns followed by an analysis of the fire patterns and causation determination.

Topics covered include:

-Roles and duties of the front line adjuster, subrogation unit and counsel.

-The fine line between mitigation of damages and spoliation.

-Avoiding bad faith claims and potential sanctions from the fire loss.

-Safety issues as to adjusters, investigators and all involved.

-Legal issues involving the insured, injuries from the fire, renters and impacted third parties.

-Control and eventual release of the scene.

-Proper damage documentation (adjuster tips for avoiding later deposition challenges).

-Identifying all potential subrogation targets (known and unknown).

-Proper and NFPA compliant notice to parties and others impacted by the loss.

-Scene exam protocols.

-Initial and joint scene examinations of the scene (do’s and dont’s).

-NFPA 921 / Identifying origin, cause, fire spread and responsibility for the fire.

After we learn…..it is time to burn!

-Live burn of Pod 1

-Live burn of Pod 2