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.


UK-AFI Annual Training Conference & AGM 2017

To be held on Monday and Tuesday 30 & 31 January 2017 at Latimer Place, Chesham, Bucks HP5 1UG1 August 2016.

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

Download the training agenda

Entries for the 2016 Photographic Competition can now be submitted

Entries for the 2016 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. 


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. 

Fire Information Group (FIG) Seminar 2016

“Mind the Gap in Fire Information: Update 2016”

Wednesday 26 October 2016 starting at 13.15
Location: Imperial Hotel, Senate Room, Russell Square, London   - www.imperialhotels.co.uk/how-to-find-us

Download the agenda

Standing Order Forms and Online Membership payments

UK-AFI Individual members have been asked to set up standing orders for their annual subscriptions which re-commenced on 1 June 2016.  If you are not covered by a corportate membership scheme via your employer, please use this link to download the standing order form: 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

1 August 2016

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.


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.