Independance Day 2018 – Offices Closed

Jack Ward Fire Consultants would like to wish you and your family a
Happy Fourth of July!  Our offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

As we celebrate our nation’s freedom today, we honor the courageous men and women dedicated to preserving it. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Did you know that on average 280 people go to the emergency room daily during the month of July due to firework related injuries? Please remember to practice Firework Safety while celebrating with friends and family this year.
For tips on Firework Safety visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website:
www.cpsc.org

Hurricane Season 2018

According to forecasters from Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project, the United States probably won’t see much reprieve from last year’s disastrous hurricane season. Although Hurricane Season did not officially start until June 1st, we have already witnessed the first named storm of the year, Tropical Storm Arlene. This storm is just the one of the 14 predicted named storms for this season. Of these 14, forecasters are calling for seven to become hurricanes, with three of them developing into major storms that could heavily impact the US. A major hurricane is defined as one that reaches Category 3 or above.

Here are a few preparedness tips from the Department of Homeland Security:

  • Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay. Contact your local emergency management agency for more information.
  • Put together a go-bag: disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, medications, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate
  • If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads.
  • Make a family emergency communication plan.
  • Many communities have text or email alerting systems for emergency notifications. To find out what alerts are available in your area, search the Internet with your town, city, or county name and the word “alerts.”

Visit the following helpful sites for more information on the 2018 Hurricane Season and Hurricane Preparedness:

NOAA – National Hurricane Center
Department of Homeland Security – READY
The Weather Channel – Hurricane Center

 

 

FIFEC Escapee – Blaze’s Travels

 

 

Blaze stowed away once again, but we didn’t know it until he sent us this picture from FIFEC, in Orlando! The little doggy just couldn’t resist learning about Insurance Fraud and making some new friends at this year’s annual conference.

 

 

 

 

The last time we saw Blaze he was learning new tricks of the trade from Barbara Slawiak, Insurance Adjuster with Winkler, Treger & Associates.

If you happen to spot his wet nose and four furry legs running around, or in your suitcase when you get home, please send us a picture and let us know where the little stowaway has ended up!

Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee’s 26th Annual Conference

Our Senior Fire Consultant, David Cheers, and our SIU Operations Manager, Roger Dennis, will be in attendance at this years FIFEC Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, June 6-8.  Stop by the Jack Ward Fire Consultants’ booth and say hello!

 

 

For more information on this year’s conference, CLICK HERE.

www.fifec.org

 

 

Honoring Those That Have Served – Memorial Day Offices Closed

 

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.”  Harry S. Truman

From all of us at Jack Ward Fire Consultants, thank you to all the men and women who have served in our military and have made the ultimate sacrifice out of love and devotion to our country. We can’t thank you enough. We would also like to thank the families and the loved ones of those that have fallen protecting our freedoms.

Our offices will be closed Monday, May 28, and will reopen Tuesday, May 29.

Dont miss the IAAI raffle!

This year’s International Association of Arson Investigators Training Conference will have a raffle to support the IAAI Foundation. This foundation raises funds and awards scholarships for fire investigators to attend training. This includes police and fire personnel tasked with investigating the origin and cause of fires and preventing loss of life by arson. Raffle drawing will take place May 24, 2018.

For more information and to purchase raffle tickets on-line, CLICK HERE.

2018 IAAI International Training Conference


David Cheers, our Senior Fire Consultant, will be in attendance at this year’s International Association of Arson Investigators’ 2018 International Training Conference. This year’s conference will be held in Frisco, Texas,
May 20 through May 25.

 

 

In addition to continuing education classes and seminars, this year’s conference will have a raffle to support the IAAI Foundation. This foundation raises funds and awards scholarships for fire investigators to attend training. This includes police and fire personnel tasked with investigating the origin and cause of fires and preventing loss of life by arson. Raffle drawing will take place May 24, 2018.
For more information and to purchase raffle tickets on line, CLICK HERE.