Global Leaders in Fire Investigation®

Alaska's 33rd Annual Fire & Arson Investigator Training Conference April 23 - 27, 2018

Dates: Apr 23, 2018 - Apr 27, 2018
Location: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
Description: Location:

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Education Center
4109 Bullard Avenue
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska  99506
Rooms 109 / 110

All drivers will be required to show the following documents to access JBER:
     Drivers license
     Current registration
     Proof of insurance
     Rental car agreement
Privately owned weapons and firearms are prohibited on JBER.


Monday through Friday
Daily Sessions: 0730 - 1630
Catered Lunch: 1130 - 1230

Choose from either the Basic or Advanced education tracks.

Basic Investigation
For new investigators, or those looking to hone the basic skills of fire investigation.  Lead instructors Jason Mardirosian, CFI, CFEI, CI, ECT and Doug Rayburn, CFI, CFEI, CVFI will lead the class through lecture and hands-on investigation techniques.
  • NFPA 921 and 1033
  • Origin and Cause
  • Evidence Collection
  • Scene Examination & Documentation
  • Legal Aspects of Fire Investigation
  • Opportunity to test for AK-CFI*
* Prerequisites can be found at

Advanced Investigation

For the seasoned or more experienced fire investigator, this track will cover the topics below and will be taught by Jonathan Butta, P.E., ATF Fire Research Lab, Derek Espeland, FBI EOD Anchorage, Dave Tyler, AK State Fire Marshal/Director, and Rebecca Hozubin, AK Attorney. 
  • Fire Dynamics
  • Fire Flows
  • Post Blast Evidence Collection
  • Fire Scene Photography
  • Courtroom Testimony


Sheraton $103 + Tax/Day
401 E. 6th Avenue, Anchorage
Phone (800)478-8700
Mention Fire Investigator Conference 2018 or use the Group Code: FD19AA


AAFAI Members $450
AAFAI Non-members $500

Point of contact:  Adam Montoya (907)384-5555,