Training Days

FIAI Annual Training Conference April 26th 2017

Conference Now Ended.

A big thank you to all those who took part.

The FIAI are excited to announce this year’s training conference is to be held in April 2017 in conjunction with Ulster University’s Fire Safety Engineering Research and Technology Centre (FireSERT) at the university’s Jordanstown Campus.

Check out their website at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/research/institutes/built-environment/centres/fire-safety-engineering

View and download the Programme Conference 2017 

 

Programme of Speakers for the FIAI Training Conference

09.00-09.30
Registration
Chairperson Morning
Dr. Karen Boyce
Ulster University

09.30-09.35
Opening Address
Group Commander Geoff Somerville
Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service

09.35-10.35
“Stovemageddon-the alarming rise in stove related fires”
Mr.Greg Duggan
Duggan Roberts Associates

10.35-11.00
Coffee

11.00-11.45
The Role of DNA in Fire Investigation
Dr. Dorothy Ramsbottom
Forensic Science Laboratory
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Training Day and Conference April 20th 2016 Dublin

Fire Investigators Association of Ireland

Training Day & A.G.M.

Wednesday April 20th 2016

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

09.00 – 09.30 Registration,

Chairperson Morning: Mr. Derek Byrne, Ass. Commissioner An Garda Síochana
09.30 – 09.35 Opening Address, Mr. Pat Fleming, C.F.O. Dublin Fire Brigade
09.35 – 10.35 Fire Investigation, “Where are we? Where are we going? How are we going to get there?”, Mr. Mick Gardiner, Gardiner Associates
10.35 – 11.00 Coffee

11.00 – 11.45 Too Many Cooks…,  Mr. Andrew Wade (First Forensic Ltd)
11.45 – 12.45 Car Fire Investigation, Mr. Richard Baker, Park Lodge International Ltd.

12.45 – 13.45 Lunch

Chairperson Afternoon: Mr. Eamon Gallagher, Group Commander N.I.F.R.S.
13:45 – 14:30 Case Study: Laundrette Tumble Dryer Fire, Ms. Eva McKiernan, IFIC Forensics
14:30 – 15:15 Fuel Laundering – Evidence Recovery, Mr.Steven McKendry (Higher C.S.I.)
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee
15:30 – 16:15 “Was the Smoke Detector Working?” Prof. Niamh Nic Daeid & Mr. Dave Coss, University of Dundee
16:15 – 16:30 Discussion
16:30 – 17:00 AGM

CPD Points: To be confirmed by the Chartered Society of Forensic Science & the Institution of Fire Engineers

Cost €35 / £ 30 for members and €45/ £40 for non members including light lunch.
Registration is NOW CLOSED

To download a copy of the poster click the link FIAI Conference 2016 April

Please note the AGM will be held on the day, all members welcome to attend.

Review of FIAI ATC 22 April 2015

This year’s ATC was hosted by the NIFRS in Belfast and was attended by approximately fifty delegates from various disciplines throughout the North and South of Ireland.

The services / industries represented included Fire and Rescue, Police, Forensic Science, Fire Investigation, Insurance and Fire Engineering. The programme was perhaps the FIAI’s most wide ranging to date and was expertly delivered by all the speakers involved.

For the first time, a “student slot” was included. This was intended to facilitate students engaged in fire-related studies to experience the atmosphere of a conference in a speakers role.

It also, of course, enabled them to showcase their work . The high level of interaction between delegates and speakers during question and answer sessions provided a strong indicator that the material presented addressed the interests of the entire audience.

Download the full text with photographs : Review FIAI ATC 2015