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Postponed: 2020 Ocean City MFEIA Training Class

Postponed: April 7-8, 2020

Ocean City Fire Department

1409 Philadelphia Ave

Ocean City, Maryland

There is a $20 class fee for current MFEIA members to attend this training. Non-MFEIA member cost is $50.

Pay Select One:

Due to the recent statewide restrictions and federal guidelines in combating the corona virus, we have determined that it is no longer feasible, or in the best interest of our members, to continue with the training scheduled for April 7-8, 2020 in Ocean City, MD.  We will refund the course fee in the near future.  We anticipate rescheduling the training for late October.  If you made reservations at the Holiday Inn-Oceanfront, please contact the hotel to confirm that your reservation has been cancelled.

Here is some additional information regarding the training topics:

CFI Jeff Pauley, Chairman of the IAAI Safety Committee, will discuss fire investigator health and safety best practices. Educating fire investigators on health and safety protocols after a fire, is important to ensuring fewer incidences of chronic and life-threatening health conditions and illnesses caused by exposure.

Electrical Engineer Chris Graham of Center Engineering, will provide hands-on training in the area of electrical fires. The specific topics covered will include solar systems, bathroom fans and dryers.

Maryland Deputy Fire Marshal Dexter Hodges, will discuss a long-term federal arson investigation in the City of Baltimore. The investigation resulted in the conviction of three individuals, two of which were involved in a complex arson-for-profit scheme and a conspiracy to murder a witness and other offenses.

Wayne Miller, a retired ATF Special Agent/CFI will discuss an extensive arson investigation which is the subject of his new book, Burn Boston Burn-The Largest Arson Case in the History of the Country. The investigation involved a conspiracy of 9 men, including 3 Boston police officers and a Boston firefighter, who burned structures in Boston and surrounding communities in the early 1980’s due to tax-cutting measures that caused layoffs of hundreds of police and firefighters. Over 2 years, these individuals, turned arsonists, torched 264 buildings, causing millions of dollars in damages and hundreds of injuries.

Should you have any questions, please contact Secretary Mark Selke at or at 301-428-1067

See you in Ocean City!

Hotel accommodations are available at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront

6600 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland


Room Rate: $59/night

Use "Maryland Fire Investigators" for the rate


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