Welcome to the UK-AFI website



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.


2014 AGM Minutes 

The minutes of the 2014 AGM are available for members to download in the members download area in the AGM Minutes folder or click on the link.

New 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.

UK-AFI Board Election results.

The board election results were announced at the UK-AFI AGM on Monday 27 January 2014, the results are.

1st Vice President: Nick Carey

2nd Vice President: Mike Flanagan

Board of directors:  Gary Asquith, Mark Watson, Deon Webber

Developing coordinated approaches to investigating and preventing fires report.

This programme was funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, and ran 
from December 2011 to February 2012. The programme team members were: 
• Prof.  Niamh  NicDaeid,  Professor  of  Forensic  Science,  Centre  for  Forensic 
Science, University of Strathclyde 
• Prof.  Sue  Black,  Professor  of  Anatomy  and  Forensic  Anthropology, Dundee 
• Mr Gary Holcroft, Head  of  Physical Sciences, Scottish  Police Services Authority 
Forensic Services
See link to the report


UK-AFI Accounts

The 2012 accounts summary for 2012 our now available to download UK-AFI Accounts 2012.

Email to active UK AFI Members: Subscription Confirmed

Members will have been receiving emails from Peter Mansi about confirming their subscription recently.  This is not a scam, we are updating our contact lists and database and aligning those with our email system.  The email system we use to contact all members is Mailchimp and it requires us to ask your permission to add you to our email subsciber list, hence the latest batch of emails.

If member choose not subscribe they will not receive any future 'All Member' emails, we see no other way around this.

If you have any questions please contact Chris Clarke at chris.clarke@uk-afi.org 

Remote Data Backup - Special Offer for UK-AFI Members

Remote Data Backup (also known as Cloud Backup) is a service which replicates important business data off-site and is aimed to protect business continuity in the event of data loss.

UK-AFI is proud to announce that members can now receive preferential pricing on a Remote Data Backup service from PCM, a Leeds based IT company.

The service is secure, flexible and fully managed by a team of technical engineers who are always on hand to help via telephone or e-mail.

The cost for UK-AFI members is £25 per month for 250GB of secure storage, or £45 per month for 500GB (prices exclude VAT).

Please click the link below to find out more information and sign up, quoting your UK-AFI username:


A dedicated forum is now available in the 'Member Navigation' section 

An on-line forum has been created for members once they log in. This allows members to post informtation or questions on a variety of topics. 

Product Recall database

The Product Recalls section has been updated with the new website (January 2013). It allows the fire investigation community and public to search a database of over 500 UK product recalls dating back to 1985. 




The UK Association of Fire Investigators (formally known as the IAAI-UK) was formed on the 31 January 2003 at an inaugural meeting at City Hall, London. Currently we have 950 members, with representation from the fire service, insurance industry, law enforcement, forensic scientists, private fire investigators, fire investigation training providers, and forensic science academic establishments.

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The IAAI (International organisation) consists of some 7,500 fire investigation professionals from around the world. The IAAI publication,"The Fire and Arson Investigator," contains articles by some of the leading experts in the field, and is published quarterly.

The IAAI also run the Certificated Fire Investigator (CFI) and Fire Investigator (FIT) programmes internationally. This is now running in the UK, and involves a points system of qualifications, courses and experience to enable an applicant to take an exam. The CFI and FIT programmes are designed to ensure that everyone in the fire investigation field is working to a competent standard. An initial application form for either programme is available through this website please select the CFI & FIT Programmes link on the left menu.

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The address of the IAAI International offices: IAAI 2151 Priest Bridge Drive, SUITE 25, Crofton, Maryland, 21114. USA Phone number: (001) 410 451 3473 Fax number: (001) 410 451 9049

The current IAAI International President is: 
Rob Rush who become president of the IAAI International in 2013 at the Orlando ATC.

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