Private company invests in public safety department as cuts loom
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., August 23, 2012—Farmington Hills-based Fabian, Sklar & King, P.C., a law firm specializing in fire injury, explosion and property damage claims, announced today that it has sponsored a 20 hour training program for the arson investigators at the Detroit Fire Department with the National Association of Fire Investigators, one of the largest association of organizations dedicated to the education of fire investigators worldwide, at no cost to the department. Shareholder at Fabian, Sklar & King P.C. Stuart A. Sklar made the announcement.
Detroit has one of the worst arson problems in the country, yet due to the city’s budget issues cannot afford to support a fully staffed, highly trained fire department. The attorneys at Fabian, Sklar & King P.C. have seen first hand the devastating impact of this lethal combination when representing victims of fires and explosions and wanted to step up and do their part by providing this critical training.
After participating in 21/2 days of first-class training with specialists from across the country, each of the Detroit Fire Department arson investigators passed the Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) exam.
“These guys are incredibly inspiring,” said Sklar “Despite the fact that the city is cutting the number of investigators virtually in half, these dedicated investigators showed a passion and desire to make themselves the best despite all the obstacles in their way.”
Dedicated to advocating and protecting the rights of those injured or killed as a result of fires or explosions, Fabian, Sklar & King P.C. has successfully handled thousands of property damage claims ranging from propane and natural gas explosions, to multi-million dollar commercial fire claims for Fortune 500 companies.
Stuart Sklar speaks at the training program for the arson investigators at the Detroit Fire Department sponsored by Fabian, Sklar & King, P.C. with the National Association of Fire Investigators, one of the largest association organizations dedicated to the education of fire investigators worldwide, at no cost to the department.
About Fabian, Sklar & King, P.C.
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. The firm’s attorneys advocate and protect 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.
About the National Association of Fire Investigators
The National Association of Fire Investigators is an association of fire investigation professionals dedicated to the education of fire investigators worldwide. Founded in 1961, the association’s primary purpose is to increase the knowledge and improve the skills of persons engaged in the investigation and analysis of fires, explosions and arsons, or the litigation that ensues from such investigations. The association’s NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, based training programs are unmatched in the industry. To learn more, please visit www.nafi.org.