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PAAI 2010 Annual Seminar- "Commercial Vehicles, How & Why They Burn", Presented by Kerry Parrott

Kerry Parrott presented "Commercial Vehicles, How & Why They Burn" to the 2010 33rd Annual PAAI (Pennsylvania Association of Arson Investigators) Seminar focused on Vehicle Fire Investigation. Mr. Parrott, along with several other vehicle fire experts, was invited to present at the Pennsylvania Association of Arson Investigators 2010 33rd Annual Seminar in State College, Pennsylvania, focused this year on vehicle fire investigation. His presentation provided background information on commercial vehicles and equipment and the special challenges of conducting a proper origin and cause fire investigation and analysis on these type of products. Additionally, he reviewed several case studies of commercial vehicle fires dealing with specific fire origin determination and cause analysis.


Parrott is a consultant specializing in forensic engineering failure analysis and origin and cause fire investigation and analysis of commercial vehicle and equipment. Over the last decade he has specialized in the fire investigation of trucks, buses, RVs, and other commercial vehicles, military vehicles, and heavy, industrial, and truck mounted equipment. He is a degreed Mechanical Engineer, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator and holds a Class "A" Commercial Driver’s License with multiple endorsements.


Stahl Engineering & Failure Analysis, LLC is an engineering consulting business specializing in forensic engineering failure analysis and origin and cause fire investigation and analysis. It was formed in 2009 by Doug Stahl, PE to serve the needs of the commercial vehicle and equipment industry providing focused and knowledgeable forensic engineering, failure analysis, and fire origin and cause of commercial vehicles and equipment including semi-tractor trailers, straight trucks, school buses, coach buses, step vans, recreational vehicles and heavy, industrial, and truck equipment. Mr. Stahl is an experienced forensic engineer and fire origin and cause expert, focused on commercial vehicle and equipment forensic engineering and fire issues for over a decade.

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