This marks a first-time honor for an attorney in the NAFI’s more than 50-year history
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., October 29, 2012—Farmington Hills-based law firm Fabian, Sklar & King, P.C., announced today that shareholder Stuart Sklar has been honored by the National Association of Fire Investigators with their “Distinguished Service Award.” This prestigious honor was presented to Mr. Sklar at the International Symposium of Fire Investigation and Technology Conference held at the University of Maryland on October 16, 2012. Mr. Sklar is the first attorney to receive this award in the more than 50-year history of NAFI.
According to NAFI, Mr. Sklar was selected for this recognition “for his decades of unswerving and selfless dedication and exceptional service towards the advancement of the fire investigation profession, by promoting and providing excellence in the training, education, quality, expertise, and professionalism of our vocation.”
In presenting the award, NAFI President Patrick Kennedy cited Mr. Sklar’s efforts on behalf of the Detroit Fire Department’s (DFD) Arson Section as an example of his dedication to the advancement of fire investigations. Earlier this year, he initiated and organized a three day, 20 hour training program whereby 15 DFD Arson Section investigators received training from leading fire investigation professionals and educators from around the country. Following the training, the investigators took and passed the Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) exam, resulting in the most CFEI’s in the history of the department. He also arranged for Fabian, Sklar and King, P.C. to cover all costs associated with the training, which would have cost the DFD over $20,000 to provide.
“Our firm is proud that NAFI has honored Stuart for his years of dedication to the advancement of the fire investigation profession as illustrated by his efforts in organizing the training program and arranging the firm’s sponsorship for the DFD, which has positively impacted the careers of these fire investigators and the City of Detroit,” said Michael Fabian, shareholder at Fabian, Sklar & King, P.C. “He is an example of a professional in the private sector stepping up to help those who serve the community.”
The International Symposium of Fire Investigation Science and Technology Conference (ISFI) brings together, fire scientists, investigators, engineers and educators from around the world. This year, the ISFI conference welcomed delegates from 12 countries and featured more than 40 technical presentations throughout the three-day conference.
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Fabian, Sklar & King, P.C., Shareholder Stuart Sklar
Founded in 1986, Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Fabian, Sklar & King, P.C., is a nationally recognized leader in representing those injured or killed as the result of fires and explosions and advocating and protecting the rights of homeowners, business owners and other policyholders in property damage disputes with insurance companies. In addition to many awards and accolades, Fabian Sklar, & King, P.C. has received the coveted “AV” rating, the highest rating under Martindale Hubbell’s Peer Review RatingTM process. To learn more, please visit www.fabiansklar.com.