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Mass Disaster and Fatal Fire Hands-on Recovery

Primary Course Instructors: Dennis C. Dirkmaat, Ph.D., D-ABFA, and  Michael J. Hochrein, Special Agent FBI, Ret.
This course acts as a supplement to both the Fatal Fire Victim Recovery and Mass Disaster Scene Reconstruction courses held by HD Forensics, LLC, and Tripwire Operations Group, LLC. The one-day course will consist of an all-day mock outdoor crime scene involving a car fire with a human proxy. Participants will get to see the car set alight and then will get the chance to excavate the car themselves using the protocols they have learned in the lecture-based courses. This course will train participants on techniques to excavating the outdoor scene, as well as on the equipment used to properly map a mass disaster and fatal fire scene, including using an electronic total station.
Participants must sign up for the Fatal Fire or Mass Disaster one day course in order to register.
Special Offer: 10% discount if you sign up for two of our one-day courses

Course Location: Tripwire Operations Group facilities, Gettysburg, PA

Course Participants: Coroner’s Office personnel, Law enforcement personnel, advanced undergraduates and graduate students (limited to 20 individuals)

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Oct 26, 2019


*Approved for 8 PA Coroner's continuing education credit hours*

*Approved for 8 hours for IAI Initial Crime Scene certification and recertification*

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Check out our course syllabus!

To register for this course: 

Please fill out the form below and pay via check or directly via our PayPal Button.

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Dennis Dirkmaat,
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Michael Hochrein,
FBI (Ret.)
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