The  Tennessee Chapter, IAAI hosted the 2017 Annual Training Conference at the Music Road Resort in Pigeon Forge, TN from July 31-August 4.


Approved by Tennessee P.O.S.T. Commission (Class #17-177) and Tennessee Commission on Firefighting for continuing education/in-service hours.

Conference full hours/credit:  32.5 hours


Classes and instructors included:


Accreditation Matters

Kelly Kistner, IAAI-CFI (Chief Fire Investigator, Texas Branch-Forensic Investigations Group, LLC)

Rick Jones, IAAI-CFI (Chief Investigator, Forensic Investigations Group, LLC)


NFPA 921 Updates

Dr. David Icove, P.E., IAAI-CFI (University of Tennessee-Knoxville/Icove and Associates, LLC)

Mike Dalton, IAAI-CFI (Forensic Investigations Group, LLC)


Tools of the Trade

Rick Jones, IAAI-CFI


Case Study:  2013 West, Texas Fire & Explosion

Kelly Kistner, IAAI-CFI


Fire Investigator Cancer Isses

Richie Storie (Tennessee Fire Service & Codes Enforcement Academy)


Legal Concerns: Negative Corpus

David Bridges, IAAI-CFI (Associate, Meagher & Geer-Attorneys at Law, PLLP)


Emerging Trends in Kitchen Fire Investigations

David Cheers, CFEI (CEO-Jack Ward Fire Consultants, LLC)

Peter Layson (Principal Staff Scientist-AEGI, Inc.)


Wildland Fire Pattern Indicators

Alan Carlson (President-Alan Carlson and Associates, LLC/California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Ret.))


Dealing with Emotionally Disturbed Persons

Cesar Gracia (Director of Campus Safety Operations-Lincoln Memorial University)


Emergency Vehicle Operators Class (EVOC)

Cesar Gracia



View/download the 2017 Annual Training Conference program (click here):

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