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NFPA 921/1033 Position Statement

On January 12, 2013, the Board of Directors unanimously adopted the following statement as the official position of the IAAI:

It is the position of the International Association of Arson Investigators that National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Document 921 is widely recognized as an authoritative guide for the fire investigation profession. In addition, NFPA 921 is an important reference manual, and sets forth guidance and methodology regarding the determination of the origin and cause of fires. This Association uses NFPA 921, along with other documents including NFPA 1033, as a foundation for its training and certification programs.

The statement reaffirms the IAAI's long standing recognition of the importance of NFPA 921 to the knowledge and methodology of fire investigation. "Authoritative" means the guide is an accepted source of information, and known to be accurate and reliable. By its own terms the document is not a "standard," and is subject to revision and updating on a periodic basis to allow it to remain current with the expanding scientific and technical knowledge in the fire investigation field.

IAAI Representation on NFPA Committees

921
Prin: Joe Sesniak
Alt: Rodney Pevytoe

1033
Prin: Roger Krupp
Alt: Jack Ward

1730
Prin: Gene Pietzak

NFPA Pro Qual TCC
Prin: Kirk Hankins