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November 04, 2022
John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global UK and Wayne Manton, principal forensic investigator, EFI Global
Severe European winter could cause a rise in property claims

Germans bracing for the cold winter are scrambling for heat alternatives. Many older apartments in Berlin still have century-old heating methods despite other buildings having switched to central heating. Burning wood can generate creosote, a toxic, …

November 04, 2022 by John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global UK and Wayne Manton, principal forensic investigator, EFI Global
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October 06, 2022
Diane Spinner
principal consultant fire services, EFI Global
Preventing workplace fires and keeping workers safe

A fire is the most common type of emergency for which small businesses must plan for. If your business exposures have not yet been carefully evaluated, now is the time. Every 30 seconds, a fire can double in size — causing everything in a room …

October 06, 2022 by Diane Spinner, principal consultant fire services, EFI Global
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August 05, 2022
Graham Plaister, agriculture director, UK and John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global, UK
UK heat concerns weigh heavily on farmers

This summer, the UK has already witnessed the devastating effects exceedingly hot temperatures can have. The July heat wave proved the extent to which we are often ill-equipped to deal with these types of weather extremes, and many farmers struggled …

August 05, 2022 by Graham Plaister, agriculture director, UK and John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global, UK
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June 28, 2022
Kendall Biggs
senior fire investigator, EFI Global
Wildfire resilience

The rate and devastating impact of wildfires continue to increase across the U.S. and around the world. What can organizations do to prepare and protect their employees, assets and infrastructure? In this podcast, we are joined by Kendall Biggs, seni…

June 28, 2022 by Kendall Biggs, senior fire investigator, EFI Global
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February 10, 2022
David Gear
director, head of major and complex loss (Scotland and Northern Ireland)
When the cladding crisis meets an insurance policy

Nearly five years after the Grenfell Tower fire in London, hundreds of thousands of homeowners and leaseholders are still living in potentially dangerous buildings. Billions have been invested in building safety, including government assistance and p…

February 10, 2022 by David Gear, director, head of major and complex loss (Scotland and Northern Ireland)
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April 24, 2020
Steve Powell, EVP, Specialty Operations, Property Americas and Michael Hoffman, MSc, IAAI-CFI, Sr. Principal Fire Scientist, EFI Global, a Sedgwick company
Fire dangers and fraud – an unexpected impact of COVID-19

Compared to a few months ago, more people are staying at home. More people are cooking at home. More people are unemployed. More people are in economic stress. Because of these circumstances, people are faced with new challenges – and more kitchens a…

April 24, 2020 by Steve Powell, EVP, Specialty Operations, Property Americas and Michael Hoffman, MSc, IAAI-CFI, Sr. Principal Fire Scientist, EFI Global, a Sedgwick company
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February 05, 2018
Fire Protection Engineering Team, Unified Investigations & Sciences, a Sedgwick company
Fire safety is no crock: “Big three” takeaways from “This is Us”

In an episode that aired immediately following the Super Bowl, millions of fans of the hit NBC drama “This is Us” finally got an answer to the question that has loomed over the past two seasons: how Pearson family patriarch Jack (played by Milo Venti…

February 05, 2018 by Fire Protection Engineering Team, Unified Investigations & Sciences, a Sedgwick company
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October 18, 2016
Lorne Brunner, MS Forensics, IAAI-CFI, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
October is fire prevention month

October is fire prevention month and this year the theme is:Don’t wait – Check the date! Replace smoke alarms every 10 years. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly two-thirds of deaths from home fires occur in properties wit…

October 18, 2016 by Lorne Brunner, MS Forensics, IAAI-CFI, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
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