THE PAAI WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALLEN B. LICHTENSTEIN & ASSOCIATES FOR THEIR CONTINUED FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE
HERO TO ZERO PROGRAM.
Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012 8:29:27 pm –
To all who knew him, he was a hero. In addition to being a son, father, brother or uncle, he was a firefighter. By trade, he could have been a chief executive officer or laborer. He wore many hats, until the day he became an arsonist. A stigma once met with uncertainty, shame and avoidance has now come to the forefront of awareness.
Firefighter arson is not an epidemic within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, but now a more recognized crime than in yesteryear. The Pennsylvania Association of Arson Investigators acknowledges this as an unpleasant experience for those fire departments forced to deal with the ramifications of an arsonist’s actions and is sponsoring a program with the intent of decreasing the frequency, as well as, offering awareness.
Hero to Zero – Firefighter Arsonist, is a recently implemented program by the PAAI. It affords firefighters training on an array of topics that address not only the act of arson, but how to curtail it. Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal David Klitsch developed this three hour program that offers narrative on an array of subjects such as: motive, cause/effect, profiling, legal statutes and prevention.
If you are interested in this program click on the link and contact your Regional Coordinator see below.
Kraig Herman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Statewide Marketing Director