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AK 32nd Annual Fire & Arson Investigator Training Conference April 24-28, 2017

Dates: Apr 24, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017
Location: Juneau, AK
Description: 32nd Annual Fire & Arson Investigator Training Conference
April 24—28, 2017
Juneau, Alaska

WHO should attend???
  • Fire service
  • Law Enforcement
  • Insurance Industry
  • Independent Investigators
  • Local, state and federal agencies involved in fire/arson investigation

Lead Instructors: Jason Mardirosian and John Gamboa

For new investigators who have limited fire investigation experience. Jason Mardirosian and John Gamboa will lead the class through the lecture and hands on investigation techniques. **This course meets the IAAI 40 hour Basic Fire Investigator course. You will learn:
Scene safety
NFPA 921 and 1033 and their importance
Basic electrical systems
Fire dynamics
Scientific methodology
Scene documentation
Evidence recognition and collection
Legal aspects of fire investigation
Basic origin and cause
The 16 Job Performance Requirements from NFPA 1033
Conduct an investigation from start to finish

At the completion of the course, students will be able to test for the Alaska Fire Investigator Technician or Alaska Certified Fire Investigator  once additional components are completed by student. 100% attendance is mandatory for testing.

Reminder: Pre-requisites for Alaska CFI are Haz-Mat Awareness and AK FIT. Students that do not have pre-requisites completed prior to CFI test, AFSC will grant a one year window to complete to receive your official CFI certification.

To complete AK FIT requirements please go to:

For the seasoned or more experienced fire investigators, this track will transition from the basic fundamentals of a fire investigation to the more complex scenes. Instructors will lead the class in lecture and hands on training through investigations that involve:

Post blast and explosives (Instructors: FBI & Juneau PD Bomb Squad)
Fire death investigations (Instructor: Chief Ernie Misewicz)
Complex and large scale fire investigations) (Instructor: Chief Ernie Misewicz)

$400.00 AAFAI Members
$500.00 Non-AAFAI Members
After March 15, 2017 fees go up $100.00

Register for either Basic or Advanced. Login first if you are an AAFAI member.

Location & Accommodations:
Travelodge Juneau Hotel
9200 Glacier Highway
(near the airport)
(907) 789-9700
Rates starting at $129 per night

For more information contact:
Fire Marshal Dan Jager
Phone: (907) 586-0260
Fax: (907) 586-8323

Deputy Fire Marshal Sven Pearson
Phone: (907) 586-0642
Fax: (907) 586-8323

Register: Contact the Chapter for more information.