Fire Investigation Technician (IAAI-FIT®)

The IAAI-FIT® program encourages educational and professional development through recognition of an individual’s accomplishments in developing core abilities and competencies related to fire investigation.

IAAI Fire Investigation Technician

About the IAAI Fire Investigation Technician (IAAI-FIT®) Program

The Fire Investigation Technician Program is designed to verify an applicant’s fundamental knowledge as measured against core job performance requirements of established professional qualification standards for fire investigators defined in NFPA 1021, NFPA 1033, and NFPA 1037.

The applicant must provide documentation of meeting minimum requirements including experience, training and education. Upon approval they must successfully pass a comprehensive examination.

Designation as an IAAI-FIT® has many advantages, including:

  • Acknowledgement by an independent body that the individual has demonstrated competence on the applicable professional qualification standards.
  • Recognition by an independent body that the individual possesses fundamental knowledge required by the applicable professional qualification standards.
  • Demonstration, through the recertification process, that the individual is keeping current with their training and professional knowledge development.
  • Measurement of these achievements using a standardized mechanism, as set by the IAAI-FIT® Committee.

Information on the IAAI-FIT® program can be found on the CFI Trainer website.

For information on Certified Fire Investigator certification, IAAI-CFI®, click here.

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IAAI-FIT® Requirements

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 18 montlhs of general experience in a fire investigation related agemcy or industry.

TRAINING / EDUCATION: A minimum of 44 hours of tested training.

ONLINE COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION: An examination that is based upon core job performance requirements. A socre of 75% or above must be achieved to successfully pass the exam.

Learn more about the process on the IAAI website.

Indiana Chapter Fire Investigation Technicians

Following is a partial list of Indiana IAAI Fire Investigation Technicians (IAAI-FIT®).

Brian Alkire
James Beck
Matthew Beebe
Eric Brown
Josiah Clark
Ben Coe
Joshua Cottrell
Brandon Eckstein
Eric Eifert
Carl Freewalt

Kimberly Garrett
Mario Garza
Robert Gaylor
Jason Giszewski
Stephanie Haft
Tracy Hayden
Austin Haynes
Brett Hopkins
Jodie Imel

Kyle Kazmierczak
Ross Keasling
Anthony Keaton
Joshua Kreigh
Kenneth Lee
Joseph Lyons
Ryan Mack
Russell McCurdy
Geoffrey McNulty

Nicholas Medler
Jason Miller
Michael Moring
Tony Nania
Katherine Newby
Matt Noblitt
Michael Osborne
Bradley Rivera
Benjamin Rudolph

Erik Sabie
Jordan Saunders
Robert Shanabarger
Donald Showalter
Kevin Sneiderwine
Nathan Stoermer
Scott Thomas
Keith Vogt
David Wright

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