Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Mr. Lentini is available to provide education and training to interested groups of fire investigators, claims adjusters, and attorneys. He offers a 3-day course covering all ten chapters of his book, Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, now in its second edition. This course has now been given six times and received excellent reviews.

As a member of the Texas Fire Marshal’s Science Advisory Workgroup (SAW) Mr. Lentini regularly makes presentations on topics of interest to fire investigators. The next presentation will be January 31 in Laredo at the Fire Department Administration Center. The title of the presentation will be "What is Expected of a Fire Investigator in Today's World?" Registration is required. For information about attending, contact smsfmoconferences@tdi.texas.gov. Other meetings of the SAW are scheduled for May 9-11 in Fort Worth and September 12-14 in Amarillo.

Mr. Lentini will be speaking at a workshop on “The Evolution of Daubert and Its Effects on the Forensic Sciences” at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual meeting in New Orleans. The workshop will be held all day on Monday February 13. Also, on February 14, there will be a special evening event called “The Last Lecture.” Mr. Lentini will be one of several distinguished scientists reflecting on their careers. Registration is required for all AAFS events. For information go to www.aafs.org

Mr. Lentini has been selected to be the 2017 Saferstein Memorial Distinguished Lecturer at Northeastern University in Boston. This annual lecture, now in its 18th year, is hosted by the Barnett Institute in collaboration with the Program in Criminal Justice at Northeastern University.  There will be a public lecture on Thursday March 30 at 3:30 PM followed by a reception and dinner. There will be a technical lecture on Friday, March 31 at 9:30 AM. The public lecture will be entitled “Confronting Inaccuracies in Fire Investigations: Case Studies.” The technical lecture will be entitled “The Difficulty and Questionable Validity of Fire Origin Determination.” Attendance is by invitation. To request an invitation, write to scientific.fire@yahoo.com


Mr. Lentini will be the keynote speaker at the Ontario Municipal Fire Prevention Officers Training & Education Symposium May 29-June 1, 2017 in Windsor, Ontario. He will be speaking on the morning of May 30, and will cover investigative process and court procedures, with an emphasis on case studies. Details may be found here.

Mr. Lentini will be the featured speaker at the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals Fire Prevention Institute in Lake Chelan. The three-day course will cover Mr. Lentini's book and will be given at the Campbell's Resort and Conference Center on October 23- 25. Registration details will be forthcoming.

Mr. Lentini will be an instructor at the 2017 Canadian National Advanced Fire Arson and Explosion Investigation Training Program. He will be speaking on changes in the 2017 edition of NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, as well as proposals for changes in the 2020 Edition. Additionally he will report on the work of the OSAC Fire and Explosion Subcommittee’s Strategic Vision for the profession. Details to follow.