Upcoming Training 


NJIAAI Forensic Photography Course (June 2023) ***Postponed***

Will Be Rescheduled for Fall 2023

South Region


Burlington County Emergency Services Training Center

53 Academy Drive, Westampton, New Jersey 08060

The New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators (NJIAAI) constantly strives to serve our members with the best possible fire investigation training, information, and networking opportunities. Fire scenes and charred evidence items can pose a particular challenge to investigators trying to properly document items and structures during and after a fire incident. It’s important that investigators are able to take quality photos of a wide variety of subjects in conditions that are often wet, dark and exposed to the elements. This 16 hour hands-on course is designed to not only familiarize beginner to intermediate level students with the principles of forensic photography, but to also establish skills documenting crime scenes, evidence items, subjects, injuries, vehicles, and much more. For the course, each attendee is required to bring: any camera equipment normally carried for investigations, tripod, flashlight, and measuring device. 

The course fee is $325.00 for Members (IAAI or NJIAAI Chapter) and $400.00 for Non-Members.

*Additionally, each attendee will receive a 16GB SD Card*

*Class size is limited to 30 attendees



Online Training Opportunities


CFI Trainer

CFITrainer.Net is the online resource for training fire investigators at all levels. The broad-based training modules assist fire investigators in meeting the topical areas contained in NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigators.

CFI Trainer


DCARI Training Series

Training series through Dane County Arson Response Initiative (DCARI).  Through a partnership, these videos that provide fire investigation training are provided free to our members.  Please visit the below link and fill out your information after viewing and testing for credit hours.

DCARI Tested Training CEU’s Series



Training Coordinator

Barry M. Grimm
Training & Education Chairman

Regional Training Committee Members

North Training

Andrew Buterbaugh
Brian Fusco

Central Training

Ryan Dullea
Currently Vacant

South Training

Steve Schaffer


New Jersey Chapter Members

The NJIAAI Board Members and Training Committee would like to acknowledge the following members that have achieved the difficult designation and certification as an IAAI-Certified Fire Investigator.  The IAAI-CFI® qualification is a standardized evaluation of a fire investigator’s training and expertise. Investigators applying for IAAI-CFI® certification must complete an extensive application requiring documentation, earn sufficient points for their achievements in education, training, and experience, and pass a comprehensive examination.  For their achievement in the many hours needed and personal time sacrificed, we would like to recognize the following chapter members.

Augustine Tackacs
Carl Bittenbender
Carl Dolente
Chris Pujat
Daniel Pacewicz Jr
David Kircher
David Meisberger
David Wallace
Douglas Rowell
Eugene Wellington
Frank Poerio
Gary Wasko
George Wendt
G. Daniel Williams
Gerard Piotrowicz
Gerard Trimboli
Jesse Lampf
John Lightbody
Joseph Kotora
Joseph Macones
Joseph Reinhart
Julio Posse
Kenneth Kandrac
Kevin Austin
Lloyd Mathis
Lou Legregin
Michael Scardino
Mohammad Hatefi
Patrick Earley
Paul Boerner
Richard Wolfson
Robert Carr
Robert Disbrow
Rodman Meyer
Ryan Pierson
Thomas Shemeley
Vincent Knott
Walter Nugent
William Rieger
William Schleck