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EWCT Class
November 4-8, 2020
Goldsboro, NC 

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The NC Fire & Rescue Commission has voted to place a moratorium on NC CFI recertification for approximately 2 years while the NC Certified Fire Investigator Board is updating the recertification process. The following is the language with the affected dates from the NC OSFM website:

A moratorium for the Certified Fire Investigator recertification has been put in place effective August 12, 2020. The moratorium will be in place through July 1, 2022. During this time the CFI Board will be working on updating the CFI recertification process. Certified Fire Investigator certifications with a due date during this time frame will still be active and in good standing. Once the new program is put into place Certified Fire Investigators will have five years to complete the new recertification requirements.

This means that for those NC CFIs with recertification dates between August 12, 2020 and July 1, 2022 there will be no need to submit a recertification application as your certification will be extended until July 1, 2022. OSFM is working to stop the automatic email notification for NC CFI recertification while this moratorium is in place.

The website with the above information can be reached at:
https://www.ncosfm.gov/fire-rescue/training-certification/certifications/certified-fire- investigator

If you have any questions please contact Kim Williams, Division Chief, Deputy Commissioner, OSFM, 919.647.0089 office.


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:

No late fees will be issued during this transition phase. - President O’Neal (Thanks you for your patience!)tact International Liaison Bill Marshall


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

Fire Investigator Health and Safety Best Practices

State Crime Lab Evidence Policy

No mail evidence letter (post working group)

No mail evidence letter (post working group) Enclosure

SBI Response Areas and Contacts

April 21, 2018 SBI Update

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image SBI Fire Investigators Map 2019 (1.04 MB)

OSFM Response Areas and Contacts

pdf OSFM Fire Investigative Unit Map (1012 KB)


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