Iowa Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc

2018 Iowa IAAI Fire Investigation Seminar & Annual Meeting

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

Sept 11–14th

Phone: (800) FOR-AMES. Deadline August 21, 2018, to guarantee the room rate of $129.00.

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

Seminar Schedule:

Tuesday, Sep. 11

  • 7:00-9:00 pm- Iowa Code 100A, Caroline Bettis, Attorney at Law, Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor and Fairgrave, P.C.

Wednesday, Sep. 12

  • 7:30-8:30 - Registration

  • 8:30-9:00 - Opening Ceremonies and Nominating Committee

  • 9:00-12:00 - Evidence Collection and Processing, Jess Dunn, Criminalist Supervisor, Iowa DCI State Crime Laboratory and Stephanie Yocca, Criminalist, Iowa DCI State Crime Laboratory

  • 12:00-1:00 - Lunch (provided)

  • IAAI program for Fire Investigators and Prosecutors

    • 1:00-3:00 - Back to Basics, John Ticer, Special Agent, Iowa Department of Public Safety- State Fire Marshal Division

    • 3:15-4:15 - Building an Arson Case, Kim Shepherd, Assistant County Attorney, Scott County Attorney's Office

    • 4:30-5:00 - Panel Discussion, Elizabeth Cevantes, Assistant County Attorney, Scott County Attorney's Office and Sonny Alvarez, Fire Lieutenant, Davenport Fire Department and Nate Wilson, Fire Lieutenant, Davenport Fire Department

    • 5:00-5:30 - Sectional Meetings

    • 6:00-8:00 - Presidents Reception

Thursday, Sep. 13

  • 8:00-11:00 - Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Their Hazards, Trace Lawless, IAAI Board of Director and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, IAAI-CFI

  • 11:00-11:45 - Reconvene of Annual Iowa Chapter Meeting

  • 11:45-1:00 - Plated Lunch Banquet and Awards

  • 1:00-5:00 - Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Hazards- Continued, Trace Lawless

Friday, Sep. 14

  • 8:00-11:00 - Recovering Data from Fire Damaged Electronics, Tully Kessler, Senior Digital Examiner and Explosives Training Specialist for Double Base Forensics

  • 11:00 - Seminar Exam

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