A house fire at Academy Village earlier this year underscored the need for homeowners to be well informed about residential fire safety. To help meet that need, the Arizona Senior Academy is presenting a lecture on fire safety and the fundamentals of how experts determine the origin and cause of fires and explosions.
Steve Lyons, who was called in by the insurance company to investigate the cause of that Academy Village fire, will give his talk at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (July 16) in the Great Room of the Senior Academy Building.
Lyons said his talk will illustrate the difference between the “Hollywood” portrayal of a residential fire and the reality of an uncontrolled house fire. He will also discuss the common causes for a residential fire and safety practices to survive such a fire.
He will also discuss how and why fires are investigated and explain the qualifications to be a fire investigator.
Lyons has 18 years of conducting investigations – 10 years as a patrol officer/detective with the Anchorage (Alaska) Police Department, three years as a public sector fire investigator with the Anchorage Fire Department and five years as a private sector fire investigator with Lyons Investigations & Consulting in Tucson.
He is a Certified Fire Investigator with the International Association of Arson Investigators and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and Certified Fire Investigation Instructor with the National Association of Fire Investigators.
Submitted by Mike Maharry. Academy Village Volunteer