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Expert Testimony: Wildland/Structural Fires | Online Workshop

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$65.00 – $85.00

Presented by Gregory Birchfield

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About the workshop

This workshop is for both translators and interpreters who wish to learn important terminology relating to wildland and structural fires. Here in California and throughout the western United States, we see increased communication about fire prevention and best practices for managing our wildlands. Translators and interpreters are often asked to help with public announcements and education before, during and after wildfire season. Interpreters may be needed during on-scene emergencies during a wildfire. In addition, court interpreters work on cases with expert testimony by firefighters, law enforcement, medical personnel and forestry and land management professionals.

What you will learn

This workshop will cover arson laws, crime scene preservation, evidence collection, and burn patterns. It will describe wildland fire behavior based on factors such as vegetation, topography, etc. The speaker will also describe structure fires and how they behave.

This workshop will be taught in English and is appropriate for translators and interpreters working in any language combination.

About the presenter

Gregory Birchfield is a retired Fire Captain. His 32 years of experience includes 25 years with the State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. He was a member of the CALFIRE/Riverside County Fire Department HazMat team for 15 years and a member of the Riverside City Fire-FEMA USAR Task Force 6 for five years. He now offers training for a variety of expert testimony topics.

Workshop details

Session dates and times: Saturday, October 7, 2023, 10:00 am – 1 pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Continuing Education Points: 3 ATA CE credits. Approved for 3 CIMCE credits.

$65 for non-NCTA members, $45 for NCTA members

Please note: Register now! A $20 late-registration charge will be added after October 1.

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October 7
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$65.00 – $85.00
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