Webinar: Ventilation Fan Fires



Date & Time

Start Date: 03/14/2017
Start Time:

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. CT

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. MT

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. PT


Barrett Kiernan, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Subrogation and Recovery department, will present a webinar with Andrew Thoresen, of Oracle Forensics, and Kevin Lewis, of Case Forensics, titled "Ventilation Fan Fires: Was this Ignition Inside or Outside the Fan?" Millions of ventilation fans operate daily in buildings throughout the United States. Ventilation fans are found in bathroom ceilings, laundry rooms, kitchens, and in other homes and businesses. Over the past few years, investigators noticed that an increasing number of fires appeared to originate in ventilation fans and caused catastrophic damages to homes and businesses. Andrew Thoresen and Kevin Lewis took on the challenge of investigating whether ventilation fans were causing fires and, if so, how and why.

The webinar presentation will address:

  • What are ventilation fans
  • Frequency and potential for injury or damage of ventilation fan fires
  • Investigation of exhaust fan fires
  • Results of the investigation
  • Issues that must be addressed from a recovery perspective

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Barrett Kiernan



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