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Change of Date for 2024 F.I.A.I. Annual Training Conference

Unfortunately the 2024 F.I.A.I. Annual Training Conference has been postponed from its originally planned date in June and will now take place in the Autumn instead.

The conference will still be hosted in Northern Ireland and we hope for the event to take place in early October 2024.

Further details will be published here and from the F.I.A.I. LinkedIn page once the new date and venue details are confirmed.

 

 

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FIAI’s 2023 ATC approved for CPD hours with the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

We are pleased to inform you that our annual training conference on Thursday 27th April 2023; Modern Techniques and Developments in Fire Scene Investigation has been approved by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences for CPD.

A total of 5 hours CPD can be claimed for attendance at this event.

Certificates of attendance will be provided on the day.

See flyer below and the Events page for more details.

FIAI ATC 2023

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Speakers & Schedule Confirmed for the 2023 FIAI Annual Training Conference – 27th April 2023

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 secretary@fireinvestigation.ie

 

FIAI ATC 2023 Flyer

 

Schedule:

09.00 – 09.30

Registration

 

09.30 – 09.35

Opening Address

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

Coffee

 

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

Lunch

 

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

Discussion

 

16.00 – 16.30

AGM

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Fire Investigators Association of Ireland – 2023 ATC

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 will have an excellent line-up of speakers, details of which will be announced shortly.

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.

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European Fire Safety Week 2022

European Fire Safety Week 2022 is taking place from 14-18 November 2022 with an event in Brussels.

Several of the sessions will take place as webinars so you can attend remotely.  When registering you can choose which sessions you are interested in attending.

The full program and link to register are on the following website: https://www.europeanfiresafetyalliance.org/european-fire-safety-week/

See message below from the organisers, European Fire Safety Alliance:

 

“Dear European fire safety professionals, colleagues and friends,

Empty your agenda and join us next week! Over 450 participants signed up already for the European Fire Safety Week 2022. Great if you are one of them!

With leading experts and decision-makers we are going to discuss the challenges facing Europe in the field of fire safety. This year we will focus on how to place EU citizens safety at the heart of the energy transition, but we will not forget about other important problems defined in the European Fire Safety Action Plan.

We are delighted to announce the support of the Members of the European Parliament: Maria da Graça Carvalho (Portugal), Ciarán Cuffe (Ireland), Carlos Zorrinho (Portugal) and former member of the European Parliament Theresa Griffin (UK), who will moderate the high-level discussion “Putting fire safety at the heart of the Renovation Wave” on Tuesday run in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Please have a look at the full program of the European Fire Safety Week 2022 below and register! We are looking forward to welcome you.”

 

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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.
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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:

https://www.uk-afi.org/seminars/stc-2022-webinar-event

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”
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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:

https://ce-afi.com/conferences-and-training-events/

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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 (?domain=eurofsa.org”>www.eurofsa.org) and the Federation of European Fire Officers (FEU)(www.f-e-u.org).  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 www.ises2021.eu.

Please contact any of the organising team at info@ises2021.eu 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 (1855 downloads ) ISES-2021-Delegate-Form-v2-1.docx (1780 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