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Free access for FIAI members to UK-AFI Summer Training Event Webinar Series – 5th-6th September 2022.

As a partner chapter, members of the FIAI can register for the UK-AFI’s summer webinar training event for free.

The event will include a series of interesting webinars spread over two afternoons from 13:00 to 16:15 on Monday 5th September and 13:00 to 16:45 Tuesday 6th September.

Details of the speakers, running order and the link to register for the event can be found on the UK-AFI website at the following link:

We would encourage members to attend if available.

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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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Irish Chief Fire Officers Association’s 6th International Safety Education Seminar

The Irish Chief Fire Officers Association is hosting the 6th International Safety Education seminar in the Croke Park conference centre on 7th and 8th December with the support of the European Fire Safety Alliance (?”> and the Federation of European Fire Officers (FEU)(  The seminar is being organised as part of the events of European Fire Safety Week which is commencing on 29th November.

There is an impressive line-up of speakers organized to speak on various fire safety themes at the seminar, from a range of international backgrounds.

For full details about the seminar, please log onto the seminar website at

Please contact any of the organising team at if you have any queries. The closing date for delegate registration is November 30th.

Please find the Seminar Program and the Delegate Booking Form at the links below.

Seminar-programme-final.pdf (47 downloads) ISES-2021-Delegate-Form-v2-1.docx (45 downloads)
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Annual Training Conference for 2022

Due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic and with public health and safety of primary concern, the FIAI committee has decided to move the conference to an online event for 2022, as we did for 2021.  We sincerely hope to return to an on-site conference in 2023 where we can meet and network in person, but in the interim we will continue to schedule the conference and webinars online so that all members and interested parties can continue to engage in the area of fire investigation.

We wish good health to all of our members and the wider fire investigation community.

Our Annual Training Day will be replaced this year due to COVID with a series of webinars, details will be made available to members and through this site.

Paul Rock
President, FIAI



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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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CFITrainer.Net Special Podcast- An interview with Dr. James Quintieri

In a discussion with Dr. James Quintieri, we learn about some of his work in fire sciences, a bit about his research, his opinions related to the World Trade Center investigation and what he thinks is important to fire investigation as a scholarly leader in our field. While we have been trying to keep the podcasts shorter, this podcast is 50 minutes and seems to be worth the time!

Click here and listen to the Podcast.