News Archive

IAAI Releases New “How To” Resources Showing Proper PPE Procedures - The IAAI has released an online learning module and a video that demonstrate key personal protective equipment (PPE) donning, doffing (removal), cleaning, and storage procedures.

New on CFITrainer.Net: Fire Investigator Job Aids - New resource provides “go bys” for major fire investigation tasks.

New Multi-Program Certificate in Fire Investigation Specifically for the Insurance Industry - New certificate helps insurance personnel improve their understanding of fire investigation as it relates to operating at post-fire scenes and providing information in civil proceedings.

New Multi-Program Certificate in Fire Investigation Safety - New certificate helps personnel who participate in the investigation of fire scenes improve their skills in core safety principles and practices.

Individual Development Plans Now Available from CFITrainer.Net - Use CFITrainer.Net’s simple online tool to create your customized individual development plans to reach your career goals.

CFITrainer.Net Adds Virtual Live Classes & Events - When the COVID-19 pandemic hit hard in the spring of 2020, training opportunities in fire investigation were significantly impacted.

CFITrainer.Net Adds New Transcript Features - CFITrainer.Net has added new features to its transcript function that enable all registered users to refine their transcript entries by date and request that an official transcript be emailed to a person they designate.

New Principles of Fire Investigation Certificate - The IAAI is pleased to announce that CFITrainer.Net now offers a special professional certificate, "Principles of Fire Investigation"

New Fire Investigation for Fire Officers Certificate - The International Association of Arson Investigators is pleased to announce that CFITrainer.Net now has the capability to award special professional credentials for completing a sequence of online learning modules related to a particular topic.

Fire Marshal Interchange - Offered through HSIN by the USFA - The Fire Marshal Interchange (FMI) is a secure information platform that allows fire marshals from across the United States to share knowledge and information outside jurisdictions.

CFITrainer.Net Releases Resource Relating Modules to NFPA Standards JPRs - This resource correlates CFITrainer.Net modules to Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) in key NFPA professional qualifications standards.

CFITrainer.Net® Surpasses 100,000 Registered Users - The International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) is thrilled to announce that CFITrainer.Net now has more than 100,000 registered users.

IAAI Congratulates Steve Austin - The International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) is extremely pleased to congratulate IAAI Life Member Steve Austin on being named a recipient of the 2018 CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award.

Sandy Burnette - The fire investigation community and the world lost a great man. Sandy Burnette passed away on Wednesday the 8th of November.

IAAI Request for Assistance to Texas - The International Association of Arson Investigators wants to do what we can to help our brothers and sisters in TX.

IAAI Plans for the Future of CFITrainer.Net - Since 2005, CFITrainer.Net has been privileged to receive multiple Fire Prevention & Safety Grants from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program administered by FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security.

Certificate Refreshes Now Available - One of the most frequent requests we receive from CFITrainer.Net registered users is the capability to refresh the completion certificates earned from taking CFITrainer.Net self-paced programs (commonly called “modules”).

A chat with a CA Wildland Fire Investigator - This was a tough year for California. They experienced a number of large Wildland fires during drought conditions.

Half Price IAAI Membership Offer - There has been a lot of talk about whether CFITrainer.Net users can get a discount to try membership with the International Association of Arson Investigators. The answer is now YES!

2015 IAAI Fire Investigator of the Year - On June 5, 2013 Assistant Fire Marshal, Andrea Buchanan of the Alexandria (VA) Fire Department was called to a 16-story apartment building to investigate several small fires on different floors.

New iPad App for Fire Investigators! - The Fire Scene Evidence Collection Guide app from the International Association of Arson Investigators puts detailed proper procedures for collecting more than 30 types of evidence at your fingertips.

2015 ITC - If you are a fire investigator or anyone who works in or around the fire investigation industry, then you should be at the International Association of Arson Investigators, International Training Conference.

Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11 - FIRE PREVENTION WEEK! This year's theme from NFPA is "Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month."

Update on Path Forward Released - Science and technology are essential to the pursuit of justice and are critical to the appropriate collection, assessment, and application of evidence in the criminal justice system.

Donate Today? Why? - You might have noticed the big new "Donate Today" button on our site and you have probably received a few emails from the President and Executive Director of the IAAI.

CFITrainer.Net® Contributor is honored! - Daniel Madryzkowski, NIST Fire Protection Engineer and CFITrainer.Net® Contributor, Honored with Prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal.

Yarnell Hill NFFF Firehero Fund - As strategic partners with the NFFF, the IAAI would like to urge you to help in this tragic event. Please take a moment to go to the established web site to support this effort.

2013 IAAI Fire Investigators of the Year - A little before 9 a.m. July 23, 2010, Dibble and Washington Fire Departments were summoned to a house fire at 15734 212th St.

From the President - The IAAI Needs You - The International Association of Arson Investigators serves its members, private industry, law enforcement and the entire fire investigation community with expertise, resources and training.

The IAAI-FIT® Credential - Since CFITrainer.Net® has been delivering programs, we have often been asked, "What do I do with the training I receive on CFITrainer®?"

ICAC 2013 Seminar - The IAAI and CFITrainer.Net® team will be attending and exhibiting at the 2013 Arson & Fire Investigation Seminar sponsored by The Insurance Committee on Arson Control in Destin, FL in February.

"Utilizing NFPA 1033 and 921- Retired" New modules - Over the last several weeks two new modules related to NFPA documents that impact the fire investigation profession.

IAAI 2012 Investigator of the Year - Captain William M. “Willie” Nelson of the Phoenix Fire Department was named IAAI’s 2012 Fire Investigator of the Year.

CFITrainer.Net® in the Classroom - At CFITrainer.Net®, we have received many anecdotal stories about instructors adding CFITrainer.Net® into their classes.

FDIC 2012 - Are you attending FDIC 2012 next week - April 16-21?

"Who are you going to call?" Fire Investigator Resource Program - The IAAI is solidifying plans with the FDNY for the springtime release of "Who are you going to call."

Users Rave About CFITrainer! - CFITrainer.Net® survey reveals extraordinary user satisfaction level.

"Who are you going to call?" - New scenario based program unveils fire investigation resources. At a meeting hosted by the FDNY, the International Association of Arson Investigators

IAAI-FIT® Designation Gains Popularity and Recognition - IAAI’s Fire Investigation Technician Professional Designation (IAAI-FIT®), available since October 2009

Bomb Arson Tracking System (BATS) - The Bomb Arson Tracking System (BATS) is an invaluable tool to aid U.S. fire departments and fire marshals in their efforts to track arson incidents...

NFPA 921/1033 Webinar full in 4 Days! - The changes to NFPA 921/1033 are obviously very important to the fire investigation community.

You and Changes to NFPA 921 Webinar - In a live webinar, instructors Joe Sesniak & Randy Watson will review the major revisions & additions to the 2011 edition of NFPA 921.

First Responder DVD at FDIC - The DVD program The First Responder's Role in Fire Investigation was released at FDIC in Indianapolis, IN on March 24 -26, 2011.

New First Responder Training! - The DVD program The First Responder's Role in Fire Investigation will be released at FDIC in Indianapolis, IN on March 24 -26, 2011.

New Evidence Skills Practicum - The International Association of Arson Investigators held a “beta test” of the IAAI’s new Evidence Skills Practicum with the Washington, DC Fire Department.

ATC 2010 Review - Florida was the home to over 450 members and partners of the International Association of Arson Investigators. Read on and LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Fire Investigator Training-ATC 2010 Orlando - The IAAI or International Association of Arson Investigators is having their Annual Training Conference in Orlando, Florida this year!

New Content Added to Evidence Collection Toolbox - CFITrainer.Net is pleased to announce a content upgrade to the popular Evidence Collection Toolbox.

Arc Mapping shoot at SVARE - The production crew traveled to the SVARE engineering location in northern Minnesota in July to both interview Matt for the new program and capture some b-roll showing wires arcing to help with the module development.

ATC 2009 Need to Know Training - From May 17-22, 2009, the International Association of Arson Investigators’ (IAAI) will host its Annual Training Conference (ATC) in Arlington, Texas. Launches Free Podcasts - has launched a new feature - monthly audio Podcasts that deliver quick-hit information about new developments in fire investigation. surpasses 18,000 members! - Ken Finley, the president of IAAI expressed his gratitude for the complete support of the Department of Homeland Security and United States Fire Administration. Takes Part in ATF Recertification Training - Every year, The ATF and its certified fire investigators come together for mandatory re-certification training

World Renowned Experts to Present at 2008 IAAI Denver ATC Conference - The International Association of Arson Investigator's (IAAI) strong commitment to the advanced training and education of fire investigators will again be exhibited at the 2008 Annual Training Conference (ATC) in Denver, Colo., from April 27-May 2, 2008, at Denver's Marriott Tech Center.

Evidence Module now Featured on - The Introduction to Evidence module launched early this week and is currently the featured program on

New CFI Calculator V.2.0 is coming soon! - is launching V.2.0 of the CFI Calculator and supplementary bonus features will be incorporated into the launch.

Safety Stand Down: Ready to Respond Week, June 17-23, 2007 - Safety Stand Down drill for fire investigators posted on

Membership at Reaches 11,000 Users! - With a 65-percent increase in membership over the past year, is delivering valuable education and content.

Victoria’s Secret? IAAI’s Annual Training Conference in Victoria, B.C. - With the IAAI holding its Annual Training Conference (ATC) in stunning Victoria, B.C. from April 29-May 4, 2007. Surpasses 9,000 Users From More Than 80 Countries - is continuing to deliver high quality programs to fire investigators around the world, with new programs being developed regularly.