NEXT CHAPTER MEETING
AUGUST 12, 2020 at 1300
Cleveland Fire Department Station # 1
9039 Cleveland Rd. Clayton, NC 27520
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November 4-8, 2020
IMPORTANT CONFERENCE MESSAGE
If you register for the conference and you cannot attend due to COVID-19 restrictions, your registration will be refunded with the exception of the $5.00 PayPal service charge if applicable. This is the same refund that will be returned if the conference is cancelled.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING DUES
** Attention Members**
We have been receiving reports of Issues with the membership renewals. We are experiencing some growing pains with the new software integration and are currently working through the issues and we ask that you please be patient while we sort out the problems. So If you have not received a notice of membership renewal, or if you have received a late notice of renewal. Please notify the following :
President Virgil O’Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Vice President Kevin Oliver at email@example.com
2nd Vice President Wayne DeLancey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Director Tommy Batson at email@example.com
No late fees will be issued during this transition phase.
President O’Neal Thanks you for your patience.
Fire Investigator Health and Safety Best Practices
To the Chapter:
I hope all is well with you and your family during these most unique times. I wanted to share a document with the Chapter that was recently approved and released by the IAAI. The document is Fire Investigator Health and Safety Best Practices. It was released on May 4th, 2020, and is available in the IAAI’s member section. A copy of the document is also attached in a pdf. form for those not able to access the international site. This document is an excellent resource for anyone setting up a fire investigation unit, maintaining a unit, or anyone needing documentation for their chain-of-command supporting a training/equipment/personnel request. This document details specifics regarding employers, training, vehicles, and individual investigators as well as appendices with information on respiratory protection and decontamination. Also included in a Reference section at the end that lists the research documents noted in support of their findings which would also be valuable sources of information if needed. Be safe!
Darren A. Solomon
Senior Special Agent/Certified Fire Investigator
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
State Crime Lab Evidence Policy
SBI Response Areas and Contacts
OSFM Response Areas and Contacts
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