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David Beauregard

Forensic Scientist and Engineer; Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Travelers Engineering Laboratory

Backdraft— Forensic Science of Property Damage

A discussion of the forensic science behind investigating claims filed for insurance coverage of property damage caused by fires and explosions.

Real Art Ways Hartford, CT

Film Synopsis

Two Chicago firefighter brothers who don't get along have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.

Chicago firefighting brothers Stephen (Kurt Russell) and Brian (William Baldwin) have been rivals since childhood. Brian, fighting to prove himself, transfers to the arson unit. There, he assists Donald “Shadow” Rimgale (Robert De Niro) in his investigation into a rash of fires involving oxygen-induced infernos called "backdrafts." But when a conspiracy implicating a corrupt politician and an arsonist leads Brian back to Stephen, he is forced to overcome his brotherly competitiveness in order to solve the mystery.

About the Speaker

David Beauregard is a forensic scientist and investigator with the Travelers Engineering Laboratory.