October 9, 2012

This year’s event includes fire training as well

Just as in past years,  Northeastern Junior College’s  Criminal Justice, Fire Science, and Anthropology Departments  will conduct an excavation exercise this week, allowing students an opportunity to have some excellent hands-on training in forensic recovery and crime scene investigation. This year, a fire science training component has been added to the several  day exercise.  The college invites interested community members to observe and participate in the schedule of activities.

On Thursday, October 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., instructors and students will be doing a crime scene investigation and the forensic excavation of an anonymously donated deceased dog.  In past years, the subject excavated has been a pig. From 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.  students will disarticulate the subject and prepare the scene for processing. Processing will promptly follow the disarticulation. Typically this will take no more than an hour.

On Sunday, October 14th beginning at 8 a.m., students from the Fire Academy at NJC will undergo some wildland fire training as well as have some training in the recovery of burned human (pig analogue) remains.

All of these activities will take place on the farmland owned by Northeastern, located third fourth miles west of town on County Road 32 just off County Road 39.  There is limited parking area. Spectators are encouraged to park away from the scene and walk to the location of the activities, staying clear of the marked locations where crime scene activity has been staged. For details and more location information please contact: Jeff Schiel ,  970-521-6747 or email: jeff.schiel@njc.edu

For information specifically about the wildland fire training, contact Jonathan Lichtenwalner at 970-521-6653 or email: jonathan.lich