Up your skills with IN-IAAI
fire investigation educational opportunities.
One of the Main Objectives of the Indiana Chapter, as stated in the bylaws (Article 1, Section 2B) is to “intensify and strengthen the educational thrust.”
Our organization’s goal is to promote education in the field of fire investigation, and to have all members contribute and participate in the education that is provided.
The IN-IAAI Education Director is Steve Shand of Shand Forensic Services. His phone number is 260-238-5800. Email Steve at steve [at] shandforensic [dot] com.
For more information on educational offerings please contact us.
IN-IAAI Fire Investigation Class Descriptions
NFPA 921: A Guide to Fire Investigation
This course is an overview of NFPA 921 (2001).
This 4 day course is a tested course and is open to any firefighter, police officer, prosecutor and coroner who may be involved in fire investigation. Certificate of completion will be awarded.
CFI Expert Witness Testimony
An IAAI accredited course. This course is designed to meet the minimum qualifications for CFI points in the category of expert witness testimony. Classes are limited to 8 participants.
CFI Electrical Fire Investigation
This class explores electrical theory and combines live demonstrations with numerous case examples. Great practical field application. Testing for CFI included.
This program was developed to assist all investigators in understanding how public and private investigators can work together investigating the same scene. Presented by an instructor with experience representing both public and private interests, you can gain a tremendous practical understanding of issues regarding spoiliation and preservation of a fire scene.
Fire Scene Documentation
This program is designed to demonstrate methods of documentation. Emphasis will be on photography, diagramming, report writing and will cover some legal aspects of scene documentation.
Expert Witness Experience
This is a unique experience to practice your expert testimony skills in an attorney education program. The class is in cooperation with IU Law School and is part of the curriculum for law students and continuing education for practicing attorneys. There is a Public investigator role and a private investigator role.
Links of Interest to Fire Investigators
The best training opportunity for fire investigators in Indiana is the annual IN-IAAI conference. Hope to see you there!