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Careless Smoking Fires: Highly Problematic. Easily Preventable.

May 19, 2021

Each year, thousands of fires are caused by smoker’s materials, injuring and killing dozens of people and causing millions of dollars in property damage. Careless smoking is one of the leading causes of residential structure fires and the number one cause of fire-related deaths. Despite what that may suggest, it’s not easy to start a fire with a cigarette. The stage has to be set just right.

In this webinar, we will be looking at the science behind careless smoking fires, for both indoor and outdoor scenarios, as we follow the event from initial human consumption through to interaction with the fuel. And, as we review case studies, we will discuss the implications for homeowners, insurance companies and other stakeholders.

Recommended for:

  • Insurance Adjusters
  • Lawyers
  • Risk Managers

All Attendees Will Receive a Completion Certificate

Accredited in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba


Peter Hamilton, CFEI
Fire & Explosion Investigator and Atlantic Canada Manager

Peter is a Certified Fire and Explosions Investigator (CFEI) and specializes in fire scene investigation. He is also a qualified expert in both general division and provincial division courts. His professional experience includes 20 years with the Toronto Police and eight years with the Office of the Fire Marshal. He has completed over 645 forensic fire scene investigations which have included fire fatalities, large losses, residential and commercial losses.