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.

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

International Association of Arson Investigators

Oregon IAAI Chapter 31 - 44th Annual Training Seminar

  • Mon, September 18, 2023
  • 1:00 PM
  • Thu, September 21, 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • Hallmark Resort, Newport, Oregon


  • Register by Sept. 6 to receive the early bird registration price.
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Registration is currently open for the Oregon IAAI Chapter 31 - 44th Annual Training Seminar.  

24 Hours of Tested Instruction

The current schedule is as follows: 

Monday September 18, 2023 (1pm-5pm, lunch on your own)

  • Arson Dog Presentation/Evidence Collection with Oregon State Crime Lab

Portland Fire & Rescue has continued its long-standing support for all fire service and law enforcement agencies across the Pacific Northwest through the Accelerant Detection Canine Team. The K9 Team consists of a certified accelerant detection canine and handler who are prepared to respond across the region to assist agencies in their fire investigations. The K9 has been proven to be an invaluable tool when conducting fire scene examinations, evidence or article sniffs, and suspect sniffs. The team will present their qualifications, training requirements, response capabilities, and discuss case law surrounding the deployment of the K9. In partnership with the Oregon State Police Arson Unit and OSP Forensics Laboratory, a showdown between hydrocarbon detectors and the K9 was conducted. Much was learned and will be shared along with some real life K9 case reviews.

Instructors: Jason Andersen & Joe Ingram

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 (8am-5pm with lunch included) 

  • Hearth Product Fire Investigation with Dale Feb
This eight-hour presentation will assist in the identification of hearth, chimney, and vent products, the expected performance and failure of such products, and the failure analysis of these systems after a structure fire. There will be discussions and case photos showing fire scenes, the improper application of various systems and materials, and the associated risks of these improper installations.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 (8am-5pm with lunch included) 

  • 8am-12 pm - Lithium Battery Fires - Mike Abraham, ATF 
  • 1pm-5pm - Lithium Batteries & How They Work - C Todd Smith, ATF 

Thursday, September 21, 2023 (8am-12pm, lunch on your own) 

  • 8am-12pm - Ecology & Toxicology of Lithium Batteries - C Todd Smith, ATF 

Scheduled events subject to change. Updates will be made promptly to this site, if needed. 

The Oregon IAAI Chapter 31, Event  Cancellation and Refund Policy will be as follows to assure consistency and is applicable to the annual training seminar. Please send cancellation/refund requests to Oregon IAAI Admin Office at oregoniaai31@gmail.com. 

Conference registration canceled on or before August 18, 2023, is refundable but subject to a $50 administrative fee.

Registrants canceling on or after August 19, 2023, will NOT receive a refund. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual.

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