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Cold Cases: Investigating Claims in Extreme Cold

January 30, 2019

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In northern Canada, temperatures can drop to -50°C during the winter months. The extreme cold presents Fire Investigators and Claims Adjusters with additional challenges that can seriously impact the administration of a claim. Scenes are more difficult to access, investigations take longer to complete, are more costly, and often require special equipment. These are just some of the variables that adjusters and lawyers need to be aware of when securing a scene, during the investigation and while subrogating losses in sub-zero environments.

In this webinar, we will be discussing:

  •       Challenges of performing fire and explosion investigations in extreme cold
  •       How cold temperatures impact the scene, investigator and equipment
  •       Precautionary measures that need to be taken
  •       Case studies that demonstrate the challenges of cold-weather investigation
Recommended for:
  • Insurance adjusters
  • Lawyers

Mazen Habash, P.Eng., CFEI, CCFI-C

Mazen specializes in fire investigation, electrical and electronic failures, product liability and alarm system analysis. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, he has performed over 3,000 fire, product liability and alarm system investigations. Mazen is a licensed professional engineer and designated consulting engineer, and is qualified as an expert witness in civil and criminal courts in three provinces. He is also certified at two levels by the Canadian Alarm and Security Association as an alarm technician.

George Costandi

Our discussion will be moderated by George Costandi. George leads marketing and sales at Origin and Cause. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the organization’s marketing and sales strategies. He also acts as a liaison between clients and internal operational staff, ensuring that the highest standard of client relations and product quality is delivered to our business partners.