Oakland Community College


May 3-4, 2018

46th Annual Origin and Cause Seminar

NFPA 1033—“Sweet Sixteen” Part 3

This year’s topics include:

  • Fire Dynamics and Flame Spread (discussion and hands-on review)
  • A Study of Appliance Failures as a Fire Cause
  • Stupid Human Tricks
  • Electrical Myths

Jason Karasinski and Scott Dau lead the 2018 Origin and Cause Seminar. This is a 2-day, MCOLES-approved seminar. Participants will be tested and can earn certificates and Fire Inspector CE points. Presentations will be concluded with a round-table discussion. Continental breakfast served each morning. 


$75 for OCAAFII Members

$100 for Non-Members

Fee includes seminar, handouts (if applicable), certificate, and continental breakfast (lunch is not provided).

Online registration is now closed for 2018. However, you can still register at the door. 

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 Jason Karasinski

Jason Karasinski

Jason Karasinski is currently the Principal/ Owner of Fire Research and Technology, LLC (FRT). He is an NFPA 1033 Nationally Pro Board Certified Fire Investigator, New York State Level I/II Fire Investigator, IAAI- CFI, NAFI- CFEI, and holds the current position as President for the NY State IAAI Chapter 23.  As President, he holds a seat on the Training Committee, Peer Review Committee, as well as the 921 Committee for the NY State Chapter.

Jason serves as a volunteer firefighter for the Wallington Fire Department where he holds the position of Fire Investigator and has served as President. Jason also serves as an instructor at the National Fire Academy (NFA). Jason has provided advanced electrical instruction for ATF at the National Center for Explosives and Research Center. Jason is a Subject Matter Expert for both the ATF as well as NFPA as it pertains to fire and explosions.

Jason has conducted, or participated in hundreds of origin and cause investigations within the United States including major explosion incidents as the lead investigator in San Bruno CA, West Texas Fertilizer Plant, Allentown, Dixon City PA, and Springfield MA. All through his time as a fire investigator and fire fighter, he has also had an opportunity to conduct hundreds of live burns, demonstrations, testing and training for both the public and private sectors.

During 2012-2013, Jason was a key contributor that led the effort to successfully secure a $267,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security, awarded to the NYS IAAI Chapter 23, for the development, delivery and institution of electrical training for fire investigators and Fire Dept. Line Officers in New York and regionally. The training initiative encompassed 8 seminars ranging in length from one to five days, as well as development of Course Expert Material, Subject Matter Experts, technical articles, hand-outs, and web based content.

 Scott Dau

Scott Dau

Scott Dau, CFEI, IAAI-FIT, is a 27-year career Firefighter/EMT with the Seattle Fire Department.  He has been active in fire investigation since 2007, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Washington State chapter of the IAAI. 

He teaches the “Electrical Aspects of Fire Investigation” class at the National Fire Academy, and for new ATF CFI candidates, and the NFA’s “Fire Investigation for First Responders” course.  Additionally, he has 27 years of electrical experience in residential and commercial applications. 

When he isn’t involved in one of the above activities, you will find him on a snowboard in the winter, a dirt bike in the woods in the summer, or at a workbench creating some type of electrical/electronic device or fixing something year-round.


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