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Arson Investigators Subrogation Webinar Series – Fire Spread…Beyond Origin and Cause
Recorded On September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Presenters: Jay Kramarczyk – EFI Global & Shannon Warren – White and Williams
Shannon Warren is an attorney with White and Williams LLP and is based out of the firm’s regional office in Boston, MA. Shannon has been working in the legal industry for over 16 years and focuses her practice exclusively on property subrogation. Shannon consistently handles cases involving catastrophic property damages, such as fires, water losses, and construction defects. Shannon represents insurers throughout the United States but concentrates her practice in the New England region. Shannon has presented to multiple audiences on subrogation-related topics, is an editor of the Subrogator, and regularly contributes to the Subrogation Strategist blog.
Jay Kramarczyk is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple jurisdictions throughout the United States. His work often entails the analysis of fire protection systems, including detection, alarm, and suppression systems as well as construction and egress. Jay is proficient in researching, analyzing, and interpreting codes and standards for fire protection, mechanical, and building systems. He regularly is involved with the analysis of failed fire protection systems including failed sprinkler systems and commercial kitchen suppression systems. He also analyzes fire and smoke detection and alarm systems, as well as appropriate building egress and construction. Following a fire, Jay is trained in the application and use of complex computerized fire models in determining the growth and spread of fire, smoke, and heat.
This webinar will focus on the matter of ‘spread’ in subrogation matters, as opposed to the traditional origin and cause. Although this is primarily for fire losses, it can also entail water losses or other aspects of property damage. Often times the origin and/or cause of a loss cannot be determined, however, that may not mean that subrogation is a lost cause when the spread of the loss can be a critical factor. Related to fires this can be the fuel loading, suppression system, detection or alarm system, egress components, occupant or fire department response, or several other factors.