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NM Chapter Annual Training Conference 2020


New Mexico Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators

2020 Annual Training Conference
February 24-28, 2020

Conference Site:
Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services
Fire Department & Resource and Training Center
1430 Portland Dr.
Las Cruces, NM 88005

Registration cost: $350 per person, payment is required prior to beginning of class, included snacks, 4 days lunch, informal networking dinner, and 2 tickets to awards banquet. Additional banquet tickets $15.

Hotel Information:
Comfort Inn and Suites
1300 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88005
(575) 527-1050
Discounted rate of $69 per night -Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, pet friendly

Fire Investigation Track

Class Schedule:
• Monday: Fire Chemistry by K. Basile / Forensic Laboratory by L. Hernandez
• Tuesday: Thermometry and Fire Investigation by J. Kanavy / Small Compartment Burns by G. Whited
• Wednesday: Concepts in Electricity by J. Tillery / Small Heating Appliance Failures by J. Kanavy
• Thursday: Fatal Fire Investigations by A. Wyman / Fire Codes by K. Paffrath
• Friday: Preparing your CV for Court by A. Beattie

Wildland Fire Investigation Case Development Track (Wildland FI310)

Course Description
This course provides an introduction into the law enforcement case development of major wildland arson, including serial arson. Students are instructed in strategies and tactics to combat serial wildland arson and work in groups to develop a case plan and presentation based on an actual wildland arson case. Course includes extensive pre-course work reading, exercises, and a test.

• Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of administrative and management functions related to the investigation of complex wildland fire cases.
• Given a case file, the student will use his or her knowledge of advanced investigation methodology to analyze the data and properly identify any strengths and weaknesses associated with the case; determine necessary follow-up actions; and make assignments based on the analysis.
• Review existing case file information and develop an investigative strategy that includes proper staffing and organizational structure; a written investigation plan; and an Incident Action Plan.
• Identify and apply specific investigative strategies and administrative functions associated with the management of a complex serial arson investigation team or task force.
• Prepare, collect, organize and disseminate all relevant investigative data.

Target Group
Wildland fire investigators, law enforcement officers, or those who have responsibility for investigation of wildland fires.

Maximum Number of Students:25

Course Prerequisites
Satisfactory completion of course pre-work.
Satisfactory completion of pre-selection assessment.
Completed FI210 Wildland Fire Origin and Cause Determination.

Course Coordinator:
Teresa Rigby

Lead Instructor: Scott Fischer, BLM NV Special Agent

Sponsorship/Vendor/Donation Opportunity:

Please consider being a part of this great event! Generous contributions enable us to offset the expense of the conference and training, while providing a unique networking opportunity to showcase your goods & services.
Support this event by: Sponsorship of exhibits, breaks, reception and Donations of auction items.

For information on becoming a sponsor or vendor, please contact Gregory Whited at G.Whited@firetrackers.com or 915-241-3322.

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