Welcome to the UK-AFI website

Welcome

 

Welcome to the website of the UK Association of Fire Investigators (IAAI) UK Chapter. This website has been created as a tool for members and non-members alike. UK-AFI members can also find additional resources by logging in via "Member Navigation".

The main objectives of the UK-AFI are: The preservation of life and property and prevention of crime for the public benefit, in particular by: 
  1. Developing and maintaining good practice in the investigation of fire and arson by ensuring the highest professional standards of competence; 
  2. Developing technical knowledge in fire and arson investigation techniques and procedures and making that knowledge available to professionals, service providers and the public.


Announcement

UK-AFI Annual Training Conference & AGM 2017

To be held on Monday and Tuesday 30 & 31 January 2017 at Latimer Place, Chesham, Bucks HP5 1UG.

CPD hours training include Lithium Batteries, Smart Metering Technology, Accident or Honour Killing, Forensic Photography and a Double Firefighter Fatality case study.

Members £345.00 (early bird) including Monday night accommodation & meals

Members £395.00 (after 1 January 2017) including Monday night accommodation & meals

Non-Members £450.00  

The training includes 10.5 hours IFE accredited CPD hours

Download the training agenda

To book a place at the conference online please use this link: http://www.uk-afi.org/seminars/annual-training-conference-2017


Entries for the 2017 Photographic Competition can now be submitted

Entries for the 2017 photographic competition can now be submitted. 

Martin Bloomfield has kindly volunteered to run the competition again for the Association. Please see the link below to the submissions website which has been hosted by Mediafiler one of the competition sponsors.  If you registered last year your user name and password will be the same.  If you are unable to recall your password there is a link to retrieve it.

There are three categories of images:

Examiner at work,

Fire Scene,

Close up and Forensic

Closing date is: SUNDAY 22 January 2017 at 12 midnight
There is no restriction on the date the photograph.  We strongly encourage all members to reveiew your archive of digital images. 

http://iaai.mediafiler.net/iaai/start/rules

We plan to announce the results and present prizes to the winners at the ATC which is going to be held at Latimer Place, Chesham, Bucks between 30 & 31 January 2017. 


Investigator of the Year Award 2017

Do you know a fire investigator who is ‘a cut above the rest’? Nominations are now being accepted for the Investigator of the Year award. Nominations for this annual award are invited to recognise outstanding achievement through the use of professional expertise in the field of fire investigation and/or arson reduction.

To nominate an individual for this award you must submit:

  • The name and contact details of the nominee (who should be aware that they are being nominated)
  • The name and contact details of the Proposer (for verification)
  • The name and contact details of the Seconder (for verification)

The proposal must be supported with a 300 word submission (no photographs) of the nominees achievement or contribution relating to fire investigation and a short summary of approximately 100 words that will be read out during the presentation of the award at the UK-AFI 2017 Annual Training Conference. The closing date for nominations is 2 January 2017.

 

4 November 2016.


REMEMBER...Standing Order Forms and Online Membership payments

If you haven't set up your Standing Order form for your annual subscription, or paid online, you may no longer be a member of the UK-AFI. After a generous break, membership subscriptions re-started in June 2016, and are set at a modest £35.00.p.a. The link for individual membership is: http://www.uk-afi.org/become-member Alternativly, you can pay for your annual membership online via this link: http://www.uk-afi.org/repay-membership

4 November 2016


Link to East Sussex 'Black Museum' website.

The Community Fire Safety Department of East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service have published a website that highlights the dangers of real life fires click here 'Black Museum' or see the link in our Useful Links.