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CE-AFI Webinar – The Kings Cross Fire (1987) – A Case Study

The Central European Association of Fire Investigators are hosting a free webinar at 15:00-16:00 on Wednesday 29th June 2022 entitled “The Kings Cross Fire (1987) – A Case Study

A fire at Kings Cross Underground station on 18 November 1987 took the lives of 31 people. Dr Peter Mansi will give this short case study presentation and explain how and why the fire developed so rapidly that many could not escape the flames in the ticket hall at the top of the escalators.

Register to attend at the following link:

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2022 Virtual Training Conference

In place of the Annual Training Conference, for 2022 the FIAI will again be hosting a series of lunchtime webinars on each Wednesday of April.

See the Events page for more details and the Eventbrite links to register for your free ticket to attend.

Once you register for your free ticket, you will be sent a Zoom attendee link in order to access the event.

The link to register for the first event on Wednesday 6th April is live now.

Keep an eye on the Events page on this site as well as updates in the FIAI members’ LinkedIn group for further posts about each subsequent webinar on the 13th, 20th and 27th of April.

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Forensic Vehicle Fire Investigation – Dominick Tuite Memorial Lecture 2018 – 22 February 2018

The Engineering & Scientific Association of Ireland is hosting the 2018 Dominick Tuite Memorial Lecture at Saint Laurence’s Church, DIT Grangegorman on Thursday, 22 February at 7.30pm.

Liam Cotter BLC (Hons), MD, Liam Cotter & Associates will deliver this year’s lecture on the topic of “Forensic Vehicle Fire Investigation”.

If you’re interested in attending, please email your RSVP to

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Building Control NI Fire Safety Panel Conference 2018

Building Control NI Fire Safety Panel Conference 2018

The Building Control Fire Safety Panel have arranged their Annual Fire Safety Conference to be held on 8th and 9th February 2018.

It will take place in The Armagh City hotel in the historic City of Armagh.

For more information including Conference Programme and Delegate Booking Form please click on the link below

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New Article: Use of damage in fire investigation: a review of fire patterns analysis, research and future direction Gregory E Gorbett, Brian J Meacham et al

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FIAI ATC April 20th 2016

Training Day and AGM

Wednesday April 20th 2016

Fire Investigation

Dublin Fire Brigade Training Centre, Malahide Road, Marino, Dublin

Cost €35/£30 for members and €45/£40 for non members including light lunch

More information including topics/speakers and registration information to follow

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Useful databases

Databases that all forensic scientists working in the fields of fire/arson and/or explosives should be aware of. These extremely useful databases are produced by the T/SWGFEX (Technical & Scientific Working Group for Fire and Explosives Analysis) and maintained by the National Center for Forensic Science (based at the University of Central Florida).

These databases are available online and are freely accessible Read more