Arson Awareness Week: Arson for Profit in the U.S.

The Insurance Information Institute reported that arson for profit fires destroyed nearly $900 million in property loss and killed 295 in 2007.Arson Awareness Week is May 3 - 9 and this year's theme is "Arson for Profit." Please check the links below...


JERRY STREICH is a 21-year veteran of fire service and serves as the fire chief of the Centennial Fire District in Minnesota. Jerry is a certified fire investigator and has a degree in fire science as well as diverse training from the Division of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal of Apprehension, and the National Fire Academy. He has successfully created one of the most successful fire investigation teams in Minnesota which currently has a 98 percent conviction rate. You can reach Jerry by e-mail at jerry@sdiacademy.com.