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Illinois Chapter 37th Annual Training Conference 2021


The Illinois Chapter IAAI
Presents the
37th Annual Training Conference
September 19 - 23, 2021

Par-a-Dice Hotel and Casino Convention Center
#21 Blackjack Blvd., East Peoria, Illinois 61611 (855) 516 - 1090

Special Room Rates Available for Attendees - First Come First Served
IL-IAAI Member - $225.00/$250.00 after 08-30-2021 Non-Member - $325.00/$350.00 after 08-30-2021

To register, go to www.il-iaai.com

For info, contact: Kevin Smith Kevin.L.Smith@Illinois.gov Greg Vespa Greg.Vespa@Illinois.gov John Knapp JohnKnapp@Cityofeastpeoria.com

Sunday Afternoon - September 19, 2021
The IL-IAAI 50th Anniversary starts off with the Hoyle Golf Outing which will tee off at Quail Meadows Golf Course in
Washington, Illinois, with a 12:00 p.m. registration and a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. Keep your eyes out for the Outing


Conference sign in also opens at 12:00 p.m. in the pre-function area (Lobby) of the hotel. ($10.00 Slot Card and 2 Mixed Drink Tickets) will be given out upon signing in for the conference.

Sunday night Tailgate Party from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. sponsored by Robinette Demolition and F.E.R.S.T. in the Plaza Room IL-IAAI Hospitality Room, food, beer, non-alcoholic refreshments are provided, mixed drinks are available at Bourbon’s in the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino Lobby.

Track A is Law Enforcement oriented and will be limited to the first 50 registered Sworn active “Arson Investigator” attendees. You must have this designation and be vetted to attend Track A.


Track B is Fire Investigator oriented training and is open to all attendees.
Monday - September 20, 2021 - Track A {8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.} in Meeting Rooms 1 and 2
Explosive Recognition and Requirements
Mobile Training Unit - Dept. of Natural Resources, Specialist /Inspector/Investigator Nick Sterling

Track A - Sworn Arson Investigators Peace Officer Training - (Class is Limited to 50 students, on a first come, first serve basis.)

Track A is designed to provide all Sworn Arson Investigators specific training to meet and obtain the minimum annual standards established by the Illinois Governmental Law Enforcement Training Advisory Board requirements for all Sworn Peace Officers in the State of Illinois. Qualifies for continuing education requirements for recertification hours for Lead Homicide Investigator

Monday - September 20, 2021 - Track B {8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.} Grand Ballroom Suite A

BATF & E Electrical Engineer Mike Abraham, PE “Energized Electrical Incendiary Devices”
Topics Include: Identifying and recognizing altered and/or tampered with energized electrical devices used as improvised incendiary devices.

Tuesday - September 21, 2021 - Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques
A Psychological Perspective of Examining Arsonists - Interviewing and Interrogation Technics and Profiling
BATF & E - S/A Stephen Patrick
During this day of instruction, attendees will be presented with examining the psychological factors of arson and
enhancing skills to conduct effective interviews and interrogations with the offenders.

Wednesday - September 22, 2020 - {8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.}Beyond the Fire Scene-Attorney Brian Henry - Rolfes/Henry Law Firm
What you need to know for Civil and Criminal Litigation, Understanding Daubert and Frye challenges

Thursday - September 23, 2020 - {8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.}

Morning Session - Things Are Not What They Seem-Attorney Zach McCune - Rolfes/Henry Law Firm
Insurance Fraud

Afternoon Session - Case Study of the Boston Serial Arsons of the 1980’s & Reverse Arson Stings-Retired BATF & E/CFI Agent Wayne Miller
New Hampshire House Fire - Total Burn - Was it a case of arson or not? Don't make these mistakes. Your career may be severely affected. Get your facts straight; otherwise, your opinions based on bad facts are useless. How interviews, patterns, fire dynamics, and testing was used to win this case. Fire Analyst Wayne Miller will walk you through the good, the bad, and the ugly evidence!

The training subjects provided meet their respective requirements of NFPA1033, 2017 edition. This conference is providing 24 tested hours of training. Testing will be done on CFItrainer.net, using a PIN number that will be provided at the end of the conference.

Disclaimer: No liability is assumed by the IL‐IAAI for changes in program content, speakers, or venue. The instructor's presentation and content thereof is the responsibility of the individual instructor and not necessarily endorsed by any of the persons or organizations associated with this seminar. The IL‐IAAI reserves the right to cancel, alter, or substitute any class or instructor without advanced notice. Cancellation policy ‐ Full refund available up to 31 days before conference start, 50% refund available 30 days or less before conference start.

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