Victoria’s Secret? IAAI’s Annual Training Conference in Victoria, B.C.

With the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) holding its Annual Training Conference (ATC) in stunning Victoria, B.C. from April 29-May 4, 2007, the IAAI is inviting fire investigators from all over the world to experience first-hand this extraordinary educational event.

The 2007 Annual Training Conference (ATC) will be held at the Fairmont Empress Hotel and will offer 37 courses in four different tracks including public safety, private (engineering and scientific), and major and basic fire investigation. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive certificates in subjects such as Firefighter Fatality Investigation, Industrial Fires, Forensics and CSI, Arson, Flashover Patterns, Workshop Competition, Electronic Devices, Latest Wood Char Research, Expert Witness Testimony, Arsonist Patterns and much more.

“ATC will give participants the exclusive chance to network with fire investigators and industry experts to learn problem-solving skills,” said Ken Finley, 1st Vice President of IAAI. World-renowned instructors from the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia will be coming to ATC to inform and teach. For example, Vytenis Babrauskas, P.h.D, the first person to be awarded a Ph.D in Fire Protection Engineering, will be discussing the latest in Wood Char Research. All courses offered at the Annual Training Conference will be accredited by the IAAI. In addition, registration rates for classes and discounts available are posted on the IAAI’s Web site and the annual meeting for IAAI will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2007.

While attending the ATC, attendees can take the opportunity to explore the city that is now being called “Victoria-full of life.” Victoria is an enthralling city because it combines beauty and old world heritage into a destination for tourists to discover. Attendees are encouraged to bring their spouses and families to experience all that this city offers including outdoor adventure, culinary tourism, arts and culture, luxury resorts and spas. The IAAI will have staff onsite at the ATC to assist spouses and families in recommending local attractions, giving directions and planning gatherings at night.


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