Iowa Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc

2017 Iowa IAAI Fire Investigation Seminar & Annual Meeting

Location: Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames, Iowa 50014

Sept 12–15th

Phone: (800) FOR-AMES for room reservations – needed by August 22, 2017 to guarantee room rate of $120.00

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Registration includes breakfast all three mornings and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday.

Seminar Schedule:

Tuesday, Sep. 12

  • Fire Investigations Involving Lipo Batteries, 7pm-8pm, Todd Hartzler, PE, Independent Forensic Investigations Corporation

  • Using Drones in Fire Investigations, 8pm-9pm, Jeff Hutcheson- Fire Investigation Specialists, Inc. and Council Bluffs Fire Department members

Wednesday, Sep. 13

  • Opening Ceremonies and Nominating Committee Report, 8:30am-9am

  • Mental Health and Fire Investigations, 9am-Noon, Kathi Osmonson- Minnesota Deputy State Fire Marshal and Jerrod Brown- Director for Pathways Counseling Center Inc.

  • Lunch Provided, Noon-1pm

  • Dealing with Social Media and Cell Phones in Fire Investigations, 1pm-5pm, Sean Ryan- Senior Principal Consultant with NTT Data Federal Services, Inc

  • Sectional Meetings, 5pm-5:30pm

  • Presidents Reception, 6pm-8pm

Thursday, Sep. 14

  • Litigating Fire Losses: What Origin and Cause Consultants Should Know, 8am-11am, Chris Konzelmann- Partner at the Law Firm of White and Williams LLP in Philadelphia

  • Reconvene of Annual Iowa Chapter meeting, 11am-11:45am

  • Plated Lunch Banquet and Awards, 11:45am-1pm

  • Litigating Fire Losses Continued, 1pm-5pm

Friday, Sep. 15

  • Basic Techniques of Interviewing, 8am-11:30am, John F. Quinn- Waukee Police Chief

  • Seminar Exam, 11:30am