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Dec 21, 2012
Bill Fulk replied to Ron Becknell's discussion Is a Defensive attack really Defensive
"Being an Fire Investigator on the private side, I cannot agree with you more. In my 20 years of volunteer firefighting, I have only been to two structure fires where all operations to save the building were withdrawn. In my years of insurance work,…"
Dec 18, 2012
Bill Fulk replied to Ron Becknell's discussion Is a Defensive attack really Defensive
"I've been in this situation several times. I agree, if we are going "defensive", then stay "defensive". I've been to old farmhouse fires where there was no hope to save the structure or any contents and structural…"
Dec 18, 2012
Bill Fulk replied to Bill Fulk's discussion Spa/Hot tub fires in the group Fire/Arson Investigation
"Thanks Ryan. If I remember right, this spa had a metal electric panel. I appreciate you providing me some information on what occurred at your house. My email is I would be interested in seeing some photos if they…"
Dec 30, 2011
Bill Fulk replied to Bill Fulk's discussion Spa/Hot tub fires in the group Fire/Arson Investigation
"Andrew,   Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately all of your questions are hard to answer because there was nothing left of the house except the basement after the fire. I based my area of origin on witness accounts of where the fire was…"
Dec 30, 2011
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Dec 30, 2011
Ryan replied to Bill Fulk's discussion Spa/Hot tub fires in the group Fire/Arson Investigation
"Hi Bill, I found your post from googling "hot tub fire". 2 nights ago we experienced a power surge to our house. The next day I went into my hot tub and the lights didn't work. I opened up the panel only to find the electrical box had…"
Dec 30, 2011
Bill Fulk added a discussion to the group Fire/Arson Investigation

Spa/Hot tub fires

    I have recently investigated a residential fire involving a hot tub. In my years of fire experience and short 5 years of fire investigation, this is the first fire I have investigated that places a hot tub right at the point of origin. Has anyone else had this kind of fire. What did you see regarding the pump or temperature control box that could cause a fire? My point of origin is definitely in that area but I am not familiar enough with hot tubs and their components to determine what…See More
Jan 28, 2011

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Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Fire-Rescue
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
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Professional Qualifications:
FFII, EMT, Certified Arson Investigator (IL), Fire Investigator I (IA), NAFI-Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator
Topics you provide training for:
.Origin and Cause
Areas of expertise:
Investigations- private and public side. Basic fire scene tactics. Working with law enforcement. (I was a full-time police officer for six years.)
17 years in the fire service
6 years of law enforcement experience
16 years experience as an EMT

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At 8:52pm on January 15, 2009, Angela Little said…
Hey they did better this year then all the Iowa teams! Well Iowa did good but could have been better. Plus It will be a miracle if ISU EVER goes to a bowl.
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