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:
UK-AFI AGM & Annual Training Conference
The date for our AGM and Annual Training Conference has been announced, Monday 27 January 2014. The event is once again kindly hosted by BRE at their Garston, Watford site. The full training program is now finalised,
08:15hrs Registration, Coffee and networking
09:00hrs AGM (Agenda available on day)
11:00hrs Dr Richard Jones– Fatal Fires a Pathologists view. Cardiff University
12:30hrs Lunch (a buffet lunch will be provided)
13:30hrs Peter Mansi/David Crowder– An overview of the complex fires at Lakanal and Warwickshire. FI-UK/BRE Global
15:00hrs Derbyshire Investigation Team– The joint fire & police investigation into the multple fatal fire (The Philpott Case). Derbyshire FRS & Police
16:30hrs Open Forum
16:05hrs Meeting ends
Book your place ASAP by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a £60 charge for members and £120 for non-members to cover lunch and speaker expenses. This MUST be paid when booking for the event.
Invoices can be obtained from email@example.com
See the 'Seminars' link.
The 2012 accounts summary for 2012 our now available for members to view via the Member Navigation site. They can be found in the "Downloads' section under Policy Documents for UK-AFI Accounts 2012.
Email;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 firstname.lastname@example.org
UK-AFI Photographic Competition 2014
The competition is open to members of the International Association of Arson Investigators and UK Association of Fire Investigators.
Photographs may be submitted in one of the following categories:
a. General Fire Scene
b. Investigator at Work (human interest / PR)
c. Technical (close up and forensic)
All elements of the work submitted must have been originated by the entrant.
Work submitted must not have previously been entered into another competition, icluding any other UK-AFI Photography Competitions.
Follow the link Photo Competion
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.
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.
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:
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