To unite for mutual benefit those public officials and private persons engaged in the control of arson and kindred crimes.
To provide for exchange of technical information and developments.
To cooperate with other law enforcement agencies and associations to further fire prevention and the suppression of crime.
To encourage high professional standards of conduct among members and to continually strive to eliminate all factors which interfere with administration of justice.
I will conduct both my personal and official life so as to inspire the confidence of the public.
I will not use my profession and my position of trust for personal advantage or profit.
I will regard my fellow investigators with the same standards as I hold for myself.
I will never betray a confidence nor otherwise jeopardize their investigation
I will regard it my duty to know my work thoroughly. It is my further duty to avail myself of every opportunity to learn more about my profession.
I will avoid alliances with those whose goals are inconsistent with an honest and unbiased investigation.
I will make no claim to professional qualifications which I do not possess.
I will share all publicity equally with my fellow investigators whether such publicity if favorable or unfavorable.
I will be loyal to my superiors, to my subordinates, and to the organization I represent.
I will bear in mind always that I am a truth-seeker not a case maker, that it is more important to protect the innocent than to convict the guilty.
IAAI 2022 International
Fire Investigator of the Year
Oregon 2021 Fire Investigator of the Year Nicole Brewer (Portland Fire Bureau) was awarded the 2022 International Fire Investigation of the Year at the IAAI International Training Conference in Jacksonville Florida in April. Past President Ed Bonollo, 2nd Vice President Virginia Chapman, Director Debbie McDermott, Past President/Current Treasurer John Wolff and Margueritte Hickman represented the Oregon Chapter.
43nd Annual Conference
Save the Date - September 19-22, 2022 at the Hallmark Inn in Newport.
Courses and instructors are being finalized. Conference schedule should be posted by mid-June.
Hallmark Inn is currently taking reservations for the conference. Please mention "IAAI Oregon" to get the special rate. www.hallmarkinns.com/newport/
Thank you John Gentry Photography for capturing our 42nd Annual Seminar.
CONGRATULATION PAST PRESIDENT JERRY FLOWERDEW
We were finally able to recognize and thank outgoing Oregon IAAI Board President, Jerry Flowerdew, who has served the organization for so many years. Jerry will remain on as our Immediate Past President and hopefully leader of our amazing raffle during the annual seminar.
Jerry is recognized by fellow Past President, John Wolff
Thank you Jerry for all you have done and continue to do for Oregon IAAI!
2021 AWARD WINNERS
Fire Investigator of the Year: Nicole Brewer, Portland Fire
Outstanding Photo - Accidental Fire: Izak Hamilton, Clackamas Co. Fire Dist. #1
Outstanding Photo - Incendiary Fire: Miguel Bautista, Scappoose Fire
Our Newest Life Member: Charles Marble, Hillsboro Fire
2021-22 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Thank you Lora Radcliff, Albany Fire, who completed six years of service to the IAAI . We will miss you on the Board.
President: Ralph Sartain, Ashland Fire
1st Vice President: Rich Stenhouse. Clackamas Co. Fire Dist. #1
2nd Vice President: Virginia Chapman, NEFCO Fire Investigations
Treasurer: John Wolff, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Immediate Past President: Jerry Flowerdew, Flowerdew Fire Cause
Miquel Bautista, Scappoose Fire - reelected 2021
Joe Feland, Fire Cause Anaylsis - reelected 2021
Debbie McDermott, McMinnville Fire
Mark Shay, Medford Fire
Kevin Schummer, Grotefield Hoffmann - reelected 2021
Shannon Miller, Oregon State Fire Marshal - elected 2021