The Fire Investigators Association of Ireland 2023 Annual Training Conference will be taking place on Thursday 27th April 2023 at The O’Brien Institute in Dublin Fire Brigade Training Centre, Marino, Dublin.
We have an excellent line-up of speakers now confirmed, who will be delivering presentations related to our general theme of Modern Techniques & Development in Fire Scene Investigation.
Details of the schedule for the day are outlined below.
The morning session will be chaired by Dr Sheila Willis, former Director General of Forensic Science Ireland. The afternoon session will be chaired by Mr Andy Deal of Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service.
The FIAI are delighted to be returning to an in-person ATC for the first time since 2019.
We look forward to meeting industry colleagues again for what will be a fantastic opportunity for both learning and networking.
The cost is only €35/£30 for members and €45/£40 for non-members, including a light lunch
To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org
09.00 – 09.30
09.30 – 09.35
Mr Dennis Keeley (Chief Fire Officer, Dublin Fire Brigade)
09.35 – 10.20
Fires involving Photovoltaic (PV) Systems: Causes, Risks and Recommendations.
Mr. James Acott (Fire Investigations (UK) LLP)
10.20 – 11.00
Forensic Guidance for the Primary Emergency Services when Interacting with Scenes containing Fatalities
Detective Cathal Brennan (An Garda Síochána)
11.00 – 11.30
11.30 – 12.35
Forensic Human Identification in Fatal Fire Cases
Dr René Gapert (Consultant Forensic Anthropologist) & Dr Stephen Clifford (Forensic Science Ireland)
12.35 – 13:20
Fingerprint Retrieval at Fire Scenes
Mr Jack Deans (Gardiner Associates Training & Research)
13.20 – 14.20
14:20 – 15:05
Fatal Fire – O2 Cylinder
Mr Jason Dean (Engineering Forensics Ltd.)
15:05 – 15.45
‘It’s More Than A Headset’
Mr Brad Woodward (Reality in Virtual Reality (RiVR))
15.45 – 16.00
16.00 – 16.30