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- interFIRE VR On-Line
-- Includes articles, reprints, features, alerts, message boards, links, and
other fire investigation information.
- NFPA Fire Resource Links -- extensive list of links
in all topics involving fire investigation, including Associations, Building
Code Groups, Business References, Certification and Testing Laboratories,
Construction, Emergency Services, Fire Departments, Fire Education, Forest/Wildfire,
General Reference, Government Reference, Halon Alternatives, Hazardous Chemicals,
International Reference, Legal Reference, Libraries, Maps, Museums &
History, Online Magazines, People Finders, Search Engines, Standards Organizations,
- FM Global -- tips for designing an effective fire/arson prevention program.
Safety and Protection
- National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA.
NFPA is a world leader in formulating and publishing codes and standards for
fire safety. Its website contains information about fire protection codes,
training, consultation services and hotlinks to many of the most important
fire and arson investigation organization's web sites.
Industry & Insurance Fraud Information
-- major developer of insurance industry standards & forms. Also includes
information on statutory, regulatory, and industry coverage changes.
- Affiliated Adjusters
-- Serving AAI members and other claims professionals in 11 Western states
and Canada. Includes directory and common statistics.
- American Association of Insurance Services -- One of
two national advisory organizations that develops and files state regulator
forms, manuals & rating information for the P/C industry.
Insurance Association -- A P/C trade association.
- American Insurance Services Group
-- AISG is supported by the insurance industry (PCS is part of the AISG)
and specializes in data and technical resources for a broad range of functions
in claims, underwriting, loss control, premium audit and risk management.
There is special emphasis on this web site of their Database Information
Services Group -- a group which provides claims and underwriting information.
The site features information on AISG's claims databases, the Index System
and PILR, and on its other divisions.
- Business Insurance Magazine -- Articles of interest
to P/C underwriters.
- California Department of
Insurance -- extensive state insurance department home page with
industry resources in licensing requirements, workers' compensation fraud,
investigation, policy research and legal issues.
- Chartered Property&
Causality Underwriters Society (CPCU) -- An organization that provides
training and education , a code of ethics and provides standards for the
-- Underwriting Database
Magazine -- claims-related topics, articles, and reference books.
- Coalition Against Insurance Fraud -- organization
of consumer groups, government agencies, and insurers dedicated to combating
fraud through public advocacy and education. Site contains a database of
each state's anti-fraud regulatory requirements, SIU requirements, and current
and pending legislation.
- Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) -- national
association for the inland marine underwriting association.
Association of Special Investigation Units -- information on SIUs,
a message board, job postings, and membership.
- Insurance Connections
-- Large insurance database with links to career resources, the Insurance
Yellow Pages, insurance bulletin boards, news items, and other insurance
associations on the web.
- Insurance News Network -- provides news and
articles about insurance.
- Insurance Information Exchange
- Insurance Information Institute
Services Office -- provides actuarial, underwriting & claims
information for the insurance industry.
- National Underwriter Co. -- News articles, archives,
and products for property & casualty and life & health.
- Munich Re America -- Information of the company, insurance, re-insurance,
Arson "Tip of the Quarter", hot links to the insurance industry,
insurance information databases & more.
- Property & Casualty
-- industry information.
Juvenile Firesetting Resources
People and Corporation Locators and Information
- BRB Publications -- provides
listing of free and fee municipal, county, state & federal public record
search websites. This site provides links to free public record websites,
hot links to public record research vendors & fee services, SSN searches,
reverse directories and more. Another BRB Publications related website contains
reverse directories, links to state and local public database
sites, maps and other useful information & links.
- City - County Directory
- CourtLink Home Page
- County Information Address Locator
- Database Technologies -
DBT's public record database is called AutoTrack
. This is another large and respected public record database vendor in the
United States. The system advertises access to more than 4 billion public
records at reasonable cost. AutoTrack
provides "Credit Header" information that provides a full name,
alias names, full or partial DOB, SSN, current & former addresses, real
property assets and some information on bankruptcies, liens, corporate affiliations,
- National Data Research (background)
- Social Security
- U.S. Vital Records Information
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) -- A link to
the Building & Fire Research Laboratory that conducts scientific experiments
and testing of products and processes to determine fire hazard and combustion
properties. Includes access to fire and non-fire related testing.
- NIST Fire Research -- Direct access to fire information:
online publications, downloadable fire models, photographs of burns, and a
database of heat release data for various items.
- Building & Fire Research Laboratory -- Fire Research
Information Services (FRIS). FIREDOC is a fire research bibliographic database
containing 50,000 documents on nearly any fire research related subject. The
user searches the database using "key words", the author's name
or word(s) in a title. The service is free and can be searched from the web,
the Internet or via a modem.
- Underwriters Laboratory (UL)
An independent, not-for-profit product testing & certification organization
for over a century with U.S. & international affiliates.
- Learning Resource Center, U.S. Fire Administration
-- A major collection of information on fire/arson investigation and
related topics with over 60,000 volumes and more than 200 periodicals, magazines
and journals with a fire focus. This site allows the user to search the library's
holdings most of which can be obtained through the inter-library loan program
through your local library.
- National Fire Academy at U.S.
Fire Administration -- Information about fire/arson, firefighting,
fire prevention & other training programs offered by the NFA at the National
Fire Academy campus (www.nfa.gov) & remotely throughout the nation. Hotlinks
to major sites of interest including the Learning Resource Center, the largest
fire/arson library in the world (www.lrc.gov). The library's holdings can
be searched on-line. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (www.fema.gov)
is the parent organization of the USFA & NFA.
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