Annual Arson Investigation
The annual Arson Investigation burn, overseen by Heather Keaton, Principal of Warren Tech, was held on May 2nd, 2022 which brought students from the Warren Tech Fire Science, Criminal Justice, Forensic Sciences, and the Building Trades to all combine on what they have learned over the course of the year about building construction, firefighting, 911 operations center, evidence preservation and gathering forensic science. The students built the two structures for a full-scale live burn that was staged in cells, after the burns the criminal justice students collected, preserve and processed the evidence from the burn, and the forensic science students analyzed fire dynamics and burn patterns. Fire Science Engine 9112 was on scene with the students putting out the fire. Instructors for the event were Fire Investigator Rob Sprenkle of South Metro Fire Rescue, David Mooney, Lockheed Martian Fire Inspector & IAAI-FIT, Dan Hrouda private fire investigator for Envista Forensics, and Matt Beckett, Warren Tech Fire Science Instructor. The event was sponsored by Dennis Kahler and 5280Fire. A moment of silence was included in the event this year to honor Mark Campbell, who passed away in 2020. Mark was a valued member of this program and a former fire investigator. Previous events: Warren Tech Arson Investigation 2019, Fire Dynamics 2018, Warren Tech Training Burn 2017 and Fire & Emergency Services Higher Education Research Project 2015.