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Hill, Bell and Folley Participate in Arson Investigation Course


On September 26 and 27, Keith Hill and Andrew Bell presented at the Courtroom Testimony Course for the International Association of Arson Investigators. The overall goal of the Expert Witness Courtroom Testimony Course is to enable the applicants to fulfill the court testimony requirements of the Certified Fire Investigator program. The two-day course consisted of a classroom portion wherein the arson investigators learned the basics of the justice system and the do’s and don’ts of testifying, particularly as an expert witness. The second day of the course consisted of mock trial direct and cross-examinations of each of the arson investigators complete with tangible evidence and exhibits. Patrick Folley served as the judge for the mock trial examinations.