IAAI 2015 INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CONFERENCE (ITC)May 17-22, 2015located outside Chicago at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Go towww.iaaiitc.comfor further information. Early bird member rate of $695 is available through February 28, 2015.
Letter from the President:
I would like to introduce myself.I have been in the fire service for 18 years.As many do I started out as a volunteer and worked my way through the ranks until I was hired full time as a Fire Inspector for the Northern Lakes Fire Protection District in North Idaho in 2008.I am responsible for code enforcement and fire investigations within the boundaries of the fire district.
I joined the Idaho Chapter of the IAAI at the first meeting I attended in November of 2008 where I finished out the remainder of the term of Region 1 fire representative. I continued in that position until I was nominated as 2nd Vice President which has now brought me to the President’s position.
Throughout my time with the Idaho Chapter I have met many great people, shared many stories, and furthered my training by attending the annual training conferences.The knowledge and experience I have gained have been amazing.I have gained some great friends and professional contacts, which are great in our line of work. I have a list of folks I can always call and bounce my ideas off of, everyone I have met in the chapter has always displayed the utmost in professionalism.
One of the highlights of my time with the chapter was attending the International Training Conference last year in Las Vegas.The trainings were great as were the folks I met from all over the globe.
This year’s conference promises to be a great one; the conference will be the first week of November in beautiful Moscow.We will be bringing in Jamie Novak with Novak Investigations to do a two and half day burn to learn training.We will spend some time in the class room but most of the training will be hands on in the field,there will be myths put to rest and some great live fire demonstrations that are sure to open our eyes to some of the everyday hazards associated with fire investigation that add the extra challenges to our jobs.
I would like to thank all our past board members and the membership as a whole for their hard work and dedication to the chapter.Without that kind of dedication our chapter would not be what it is today.A special thanks to Kelley Hart our Past President, for his leadership, commitment and friendship.
I look forward to what this year holds and am excited to see everyone in Moscow in November.