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.

Oregon I.A.A.I. - Chapter 31

International Association of Arson Investigators


Ralph Sartain, IAAI-CFI

Division Chief Fire and Life Safety

Ashland Fire & Rescue

Office: 541-552-2229

Cell: 541-301-8872

Term expires: 2022

1st Vice President

Rich Stenhouse, IAAI-CFI

Clackamas Fire District #1

Cell: 503-805-8923

Term expires: 2022

2nd Vice President

Virginia Chapman, IAAI-CFI

Senior Fire Investigator

EFI Global

Cell: 360-553-8438

Term expires: 2022


John Wolff, IAAI-CFI

Deputy Fire Marshal

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue

Phone: 503-259-1504


Director Mark Shay Director, IAAI - CFI

Medford Fire Department

Phone: (541) 774-2307

Cell: (541) 601-3433


Debbie McDermott

Fire Marshal

McMinnville Fire Department

Phone: 503-435-5802

Term expires: 2023


Miguel Bautista, PhD, IAAI-CFI

Deputy Fire Marshal

Hillsboro Fire & Rescue

Mobile (503) 899-7342

Term expires: 2021

Director Joe Feland

Oregon State Police


Term Expires: 2021


Lora Ratcliff, IAAI - FIT

Fire Marshal

Albany Fire Department

Phone: 541-917-7728

Cell: 541-971-1483

Term expires: 2021

Director Kevin Schummer


Grotefeld Hoffmann

Phone: 503-384-2772

Term Expires: 2021


Jessica Carpenter

Email: oregoniaai31@gmail.com

Phone: (503) 983-5752

Immediate Past


Jerry Flowerdew 

Flowerdew Fire Cause
Cell: 503-706-5470


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